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Umm any help for a first time AA, in a small-ish convention? Also I don't have prints so anything on standing out, or setting up my table to look nice!
You don’t have to have a lot to have an appealing and intriguing table - less can certainly be more. And you definitely don’t have to have prints to build an attractive table display!
Not knowing what you are selling makes it hard for to offer specific recommendations, but here are some general guidelines and ideas.
- A nice tablecloth is a basic essential for an artist alley artist! Many conventions have pretty utilitarian (re: ugly or beaten up) tables, so not only does a tablecloth cover that up, it can help your work stand out and make you easier to find too! Try to avoid cheap plastic ones and get a nice fabric tablecloth. You can go to a fabric store, find a neat colour/print/pattern, and make your own! (Most events usually have folding rectangular 6’ tables. I’ve also seen 8’ tables and sometimes random table sizes for smaller indie type events.)
- Think tidiness, symmetry, following a sort of grid, etc. The neater your table, the easier it is to look at. If there’s a “star” in your products - a particular thing (or things) that you’ve put the most effort into and really want them to be noticed and seen - make it a focal point and design/build your table layout around it. It doesn’t have to be a print. It could be a display of buttons, a book, stickers etc.
- Add interest to your table by making it not flat! Create height with boxes/shelves or other things that could be used as platforms (maybe for your star product?), hang things from hooks and jewelry stands, etc.
- Consider the use of props! There are lots of interesting objects lying around that could complement your work. I’ve seen people using flowers, fabric, doilies, branches, books, dolls, fruit, plates, bottles, baskets, suitcases and chests, putting signs into picture frames … the list is endless. Crafters especially tend to be really good at this, so check out some of the craft fair/table display posts and links on AAtoast! or via google. And props don’t have to be expensive either. They can be found at home, at dollar stores, thrift stores, etc.
- You’re not the first to tackle this, so be inspired by others! Check out our displays tag! You can also find ideas elsewhere - think retail displays, home decor and home organization stores, and more!
Good luck with your display and have an awesome time at your first convention! :D