7 tips for selling art at conventions
Talking about selling and buying art, one would immediately think of vast museums and prestigious galleries selling only the finest paintings at extraordinary prices. While gallery shows are a very recognizable venue for acquiring art, there are other, more accessible avenues that inexperienced or emerging artists can take when it comes to sharing their work. For example: Selling art at conventions.
Animazement is an annual Japanese art and culture convention held in Raleigh, North Carolina. Last May, Art & Object spoke with a variety of artists at Animazement, to learn about their experiences and gather tips for green artists interested in advertising products in these spaces.
1. Establish a social media presence
If you don’t already have a social media account specifically for business, it might be a good idea to create one now. Having a social media presence could be beneficial even before attending the convention. When applying to sell artwork at events, some may ask to see a social media account displaying your product. If there is, you are more likely to be accepted. Even if a convention doesn’t ask about a potential account, it’s still handy to give interested attendees a way to keep up to date with your work.