Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Tips for Artists and Crafters - Outdoor Art Shows - Stuff You'll be Glad You Have in Your Tent

In addition to the main items you will need to display your art (tent, table, chair, panels, racks, lights, etc.), there are a lot of small things that can go a long way in making your arts and crafts show safe and comfortable:

Small ice chest
Bottled water
Non-perishable snacks
Sunscreen
Bug spray
Waterless hand sanitizer
Wet wipes
Band aids, first aid kit
Paper towels
Tissues
Toilet paper
Scotch tape
Notepad
Business cards
Pens and pencils
Calculator
Permanent marker
Scissors
Screwdrivers
Pliers
Hammer
Pocket knife
Drapery hooks and/or s-hooks
Small clamps
Zip electrical ties
Duct tape
Plastic tarp
Plastic bags, zip-loc bags
Bungee cords
Flashlight
Extra batteries
Portable lantern
Portable fan and/or heater
Extension cord and power strip
Umbrella
Step stool or short folding ladder

Space to haul things back and forth is usually limited, so keep it compact. I put all of my small stuff in a tool box, and have several tote bags I can mix and match things in based on season, day or night (fans, heaters, lights).

This is a short list and I am sure there are lots of things that can be added, so feel free to comment with your suggestions.