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DFWCS Opinion Call: Arts & Crafts Show @ Shakespeare in the Park?

DFW Craft Show Community: it's time to get loud and opinionated!

Shakespeare in the Park is considering reserving their vendor plaza strictly for Arts & Crafts vendors this summer, and they want to know what the DFW Craft Show Community thinks. The information provided below is to help you in your decision.

Shakespeare in the Park
1500 Tenison Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75223

June 16th - July 24th (no shows on Monday)

Vendors should be completely set up by 6:45PM and may leave as early as the end of Intermission. Intermission usually starts around 9:45 and the show usually ends between 10:30 and 11:00PM

This event is outside. Booths sizes are TBA, but the fee would be around $25 per night. They anticipate being able to accommodate approximately 30 to 50 vendors on any give night.

On an average night they have 300-500 audience members. On a busy night they have had up to 1300 audience members in the park.

"We are committed to making Dallas an "artist's town" and believe that a partnership like this would be a great step in the right direction for the Arts Culture of DFW." - Sara Boland-Taylor

The important question is: What do YOU think?
Please take a second to vote in the poll below and share your opinion. Feel free to leave a comment below letting them know why you voted one way or another.

Would you be interested in
participating in an Arts & Crafts
Show at Shakespeare In The Park?


UPDATED to add some additional information from the comments below:

The website for Shakespeare in the Park is here.
Tickets are $10 / person.

Information about lighting:

"The vendor area will be lit after dark although we do try to keep the plaza darkened during the show. There are street lamp-esque lights around the perimeters of the bricked area which give off a good amount of light from what I remember when I was an assistant front of house manager in 2007. We have strings of carnival lights that we bring up over the plaza during intermission and after the show which throw lots of light as well."

Information about electricity and bringing your own lighting:

Sara has told me that there will be access to electricity for many, if not all the vendors. Just a side note though: "Vendors will have access to electricity and are more than welcome to bring their own lighting instruments. However, we do ask that depending on proximity to the amphitheatre, the light be doused or dimmed once it becomes completely dark outside (around 9:00) in order not to distract our patrons sitting on the back of the lawn. Small wattage incandescent and EFL bulbs are great. It's just when we start getting into fluorescent bulbs that we have an issue."

Information about consultants:

To answer your question about consultants, it appears that the show will mainly be focused on artists and crafters, however, they will be allowing some corporate sponsors and consultants would fit under this category. There will be different information for this particular vendor group.

The event is ON and information is posted here.

7 comments:

  1. It would depend on the shows they are doing, price of tickets, neighborhood, booth space, etc. for me...

    (Sarah Zamora of Original Youth)

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  2. The info here might help:

    http://www.shakespearedallas.org/in-the-park

    The shows would be at the address listed in the post above. I believe the tickets are $10 a person. I hope that helps in your decision making! :D

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  3. What about lighting? Would the vendor area be well-lit after dark?

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  4. Here is the response I got from Sara:

    "The vendor area will be lit after dark although we do try to keep the plaza darkened during the show. There are street lamp-esque lights around the perimeters of the bricked area which give off a good amount of light from what I remember when I was an assistant front of house manager in 2007. We have strings of carnival lights that we bring up over the plaza during intermission and after the show which throw lots of light as well."

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  5. Would we be allowed to bring/use our own lights and/or have access to electricity?
    Is there wireless?

    Also, would it be all handmade vendors or would mary kay/scentsy type vendors be allowed as well?

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  6. Kristin,

    Sara has told me that there will be access to electricity for many, if not all the vendors. Just a side note though: "Vendors will have access to electricity and are more than welcome to bring their own lighting instruments. However, we do ask that depending on proximity to the amphitheatre, the light be doused or dimmed once it becomes completely dark outside (around 9:00) in order not to distract our patrons sitting on the back of the lawn. Small wattage incandescent and EFL bulbs are great. It's just when we start getting into fluorescent bulbs that we have an issue."

    To answer your question about consultants, it appears that the show will mainly be focused on artists and crafters, however, they will be allowing some corporate sponsors and consultants would fit under this category. There will be different information for this particular vendor group.

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  7. Thank you to everyone who voted! Thanks to YOU this event is on and details are posted here:

    http://www.dfwcraftshows.com/2010/04/shakespeare-in-park-craft-show.html

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