Thursday, November 13, 2008

Art Sales and the Economy

I wanted to say Thank You to everyone who came down to the RDA Studio Stroll this past weekend in Asheville! We had an amazing turnout! I wasn't sure how this years Fall Stroll would go considering the current state of the economy. But everyone seemed to be in a happy, lighthearted mood and (despite my concerns) it was my best stroll to date! Thank you! Thank you!
A fun group of ladies from The Red Hat Society stopped in over the weekend.

Has anyone noticed a trend in increased sales post-election results? Is consumer confidence up? I talked to one artist who believes people are now buying not only American made products, but focusing even more on local/handmade goods? Or does the economy have nothing to do with it, and people are already in the holiday shopping mode? What do you think?

I'd love to hear your thoughts, and "compare notes" from your recent experiences participation in/shopping at recent art festivals.

Thanks again!


Patricia Griffin said...

Hi Meagan - So glad to hear you had a great event! I'm hoping the trend will hold and sales will be up here in California too!... We'll have a sale the week after Thanksgiving and see if we can get into the holiday spirit!

Meagan Chaney said...

Thanks Patricia! And good luck at your Holiday Sale!