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!* Pop Up Bang Up Starting Weekend *!

November 18th, 2013 at 05:39 pm

Just 9 days ago my art association got a green light to use a vacant storefront in the Ventura Harbor for a seasonal shop. Thence ensued a feverish somewhat less-than-perfectly co-ordinated volunteer effort to get the place cleaned, divided into equal spaces, filled with artists work, and otherwise administratively set up with cashiers, background decor, merchandise supplies, etc.

It all fell into place nicely (with a lot of hard work), especially for us being a bunch of non-retail professionals.

We opened two days ago on Saturday.

And the customers bought. And BOUGHT. At least my things were popular. What fun!

The first day I made enough sales to repay the participation fee. WHEW a relief and now I can enjoy the next 6 weeks. Everything after this is income (though the association does a 60/40 split).

The wire weave jewelry is being sold nearly as fast as I can make. How exciting! Also a few handbound notebooks and notepads that I have had at other venues (and which were not noticed) were sold. THey are really cute, priced low $5 ~ $7.50, and were a pleasure to make because it was perfect way to use very nice trim scraps I had.



Other purchases? 4 handpainted silk scarves, 2 art photos, 1 very smart cat themed tree skirt ($100!), and some little things.

Maybe it's the higher pedestrian traffic at this location, maybe it was a blip on the statistics for the weekend.

Don't know, but it is a happy way to start!!

5 Responses to “!* Pop Up Bang Up Starting Weekend *!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I hope you get that great traffic ALL season long!

  2. scfr Says:

    That's really exciting - Congratulations! The wire-weave jewelry is lovely; no wonder it is selling so quickly.

    Will you be offering gift wrapping for the holidays?

  3. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Yes, I gift box things from my online shop upon request. Thx for asking!

  4. snafu Says:

    Terrific start to the 6 week holiday season. Wonderful to have a venue that generates enough traffic to give you success. Next challenge is to have sufficient merchandise to meet demand. Wishing you much success.

  5. PNW Mom Says:

    Congratulations!

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