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As of 08/12/08 all of our events allow you to set up on the day before the event, usually beginning at 10AM. This is a convenience for you, it is also an added expense. We don't get locations and street closures for free. We pay extra so that you can set up the day prior to an event rather than the early morning of the event. If you plan to set up early on the day of the event and not the day before you have to let us know so we don’t worry.
As of this date you are able to drive up to your booth at each event excluding Gulfport, you must dolly. You are also able to drive up to take down. There may be some dollying from the parking areas if so you will receive that info in your acceptance information.
The locations are all very roomy and convenient. Artist parking is convenient. Sanibel artists parking is located one mile away and we provide a proffessional shuttle.
After notification of your acceptance we will send you information on your booth number, driving directions, set up times and all other arrival information at least one month before the event and the information will be posted on-line.
Our shows are all reasonably sized so you will not be fighting for space during load in. After you arrive you check in drive to your space and load in. We provide police and overnight security at each event and our events are held in some extremely nice communities, however, the decision to leave your work in your booth at night is your decision and your decision only. If you ask us our opinion our response will always be’ “we have hired security to discourage criminals he decision to leave your work is your own.” In my entire career I have only had one theft at all the events combined, there will be a second time.
Tents are to be opened and ready to go in plenty of time each morning, our early bird attendees are there to buy and go about their daily routine so we encourage everyone to be ready for business early.
Breakdown: You are instructed to take down your display and then go get your vehicle so that the process will go as smoothly as possible.