Fine Craft As A Business: Your Craft Show Experience: From Application to Exhibition to “I DID IT!”


This workshop continues the series of presentations designed to assist those seeking to turn their efforts to create and sell their fine craft into a business.

Our PGC has created two brand new Fine Craft Fairs for 2024.  The changes we made make these shows easier for our exhibitors – lower booth fees, pipe and drape included, and easy-to-access indoor venues – and enticing for shoppers – easy-to-find locations with good parking,

Let’s help you do your best to be accepted to our shows and be your most successful!

This workshop highlights several aspects of preparing for and exhibiting at a juried craft show with 3 topics:

  • How to apply for shows
  • How to properly display your work
  • How to interact with folks at shows, including neighbor artists and shoppers.


    Fine Craft as a Business Workshop

    Recording Date: February 24, 2024

    Length: 2 hours

    Location: PA Guild of Craftsmen (PGC), 335 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA, 2nd Floor  (In person and via Zoom).


    This is a two-part session.

    Morning Session:  10:00 -11:45 a.m., (In person and via Zoom) – Topics to be covered:

    • Make a good impression when you apply
      • Critical application information
      • What juries do
    • Make a good impression when you exhibit
      • Booth design tips
      • Show etiquette
      • Customer interaction tips

    Afternoon Session:  12:30 to 2:00 (estimated time) (in person only on-site) This will be a hands-on coaching session using attendee sample booth setups

    • Participants will bring and set up some of their booth props (that they currently use or what they plan to use) and a sampling of their work
    • Participants should also bring several photographs of their booths, set up at shows if they have them.