INFO for ARTISTS

Welcome!

This page acts as a reference for artists participating in the 2019 Art Providence Show, November 8-10 in Halls C & D of the RI Convention Center. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, send us an e-mail: artprovidenceshow@gmail.com.

SER Exhibitor Services Manual. SER is our decorator company. Additional on-site services and/or booth furnishings can be ordered through them. Key items included are info on ordering electricity on page 3 and a description of vehicles allowed for unloading without union labor on page 9.

Booth Assignments - Click here to see the list of booth numbers. Click here to see the floor layout as of October 16.

Floor Layout - See this version to get an idea of entry points, etc. Disregard booth layouts and numbering. This version only for logistical info related to arrival and departure!

Booth Payment Link - If you have recently been pulled from the waitlist, please use this link to pay for your booth.

Facebook Event Invite - Please be sure to complete the following steps to help drive traffic to the show. These are vital steps towarding help our community thrive and grow:

  • Please Share the event to your Pages

  • Invite your Friends

  • Urge your Friends and Fans to invite their Friends to it!

Summary of (and Links to) Artist Update E-Mails

August 4: Art Providence Show Artists: Information regarding your participation
September 9: Art Providence Show Artists: Update #2 with Stuff You Want to Know
September 10: Art Providence Show Artists: Update #2.5 - Hotels, ID Signs
September 23: Art Providence Show 2019: Artist Update #3 - Load-In/Set-Up, Electricity, WiFi, Promotional Checklist, Show Schedule

October 6: Time to Talk Turkey (content below)

As many of you have noticed, we love this show. We love it because of all of you and because all the impressive objects and works of art you create with your own brains and hands and tools and blood, sweat and tears. We know it's tough to make a living selling your work and we're giving 110% every day to help you do more of just that. We're pulling out all the stops with our marketing plan, across all the mediums we know, and with the very best messaging we can create around our greatest asset: the humans we are representing at the Art Providence Show.

But we need your help.

Remember that for over 20 years, RISD held their Annual Holiday Sale (the one Art Providence replaced in 2017) on the same weekend in December, usually around the 6th, 7th, or 8th. Of DECEMBER. For the first time in 25 YEARS, the show is going to be a month earlier. This will surprise some people who we want to see at the show, so we must all do all we can to get ahead of it!

If you do just one thing this week to market yourselves and your work, do this: Help us get to 2,000 Interested or Going to our event on Facebook by next Monday, October 14 . To make that happen, here's what each of us needs to do:

1. Go to the Art Providence Show Event on Facebook and select Going. Here's the link: https://bit.ly/2OozBgk

2. Invite 100 of your Friends (or more) to the Event. Here's how:

  • Select the arrow button ('Share') in the lower right portion of the event.

  • Select Invite Friends from the dropdown menu. All your friends' names will pop up. Check to box next to each name.

  • Press Send Invites in the lower right corner.

If anything is unclear, just shoot me a message and I'll get you squared away.

Let's get fired up and GET TO 2,000 Interested or Going to our awesome event by October 14!

Things to note/helpful links:

-Please remind your customers of the show’s NEW NOVEMBER DATES: November 8-10, 2019.

-Mark your calendars for the 2020 Art Providence Show: November 13-15, 2020.

-Several of you have asked about the returning artist rebate. Artists who participated in the 2017 or 2019 show will receive a $60 rebate after completing the post-show survey the week after the show. Learning about your experiences will help us continue to improve the show.

-Click here to see a recap of the 2018 Art Providence Show with details on attendance, marketing & PR, feedback and more.

-Click here to read about the jurors for this year’s show.

Links to show logos:
-APS logo orange wheel with gray letters on white background JPG
-APS logo white wheel with white letters on orange background JPG
-APS logo all white on no background PNG (reverse on any background)
-APS logo all black on white background JPG
-APS logo all black on no background PNG

Links to digital ads:
-APSDigitalAd4x5Ceramics
-APSDigitalAd4x5Jewelry
-APSDigitalAd4x5Painting
-APSDigitalAd2x3Ceramics
-APSDigitalAd2x3Jewelry
-APSDigitalAdBanner
-Instagram-friendly_I’mInThisShow
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Instagram-friendly_MyMomsInThisShow
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Intagram-friendly_MyDadsInThisShow

NOTE: We can provide a tailored ad featuring YOUR WORK if you send us the image you’d like to use! Just e-mail it to artprovidenceshow@gmail.com and we’ll drop it into an existing template. (Allow 4-5 days for turn-around.) Alternatively, we can send you the template if you’d like to build your own. These are great for encouraging your customers to come see YOU at the show!


How We Communicate

E-mail is how we'll communicate information about the show, so please be sure that we have the right e-mail address and check your Inbox regularly as we get closer to show. The content of these e-mails will also be posted in the 'Exhibitor Info' tab on our website www.artprovidenceshow.com.

How best to reach us?
It is often easiest to reach us via e-mail at laura@artsmartproductions.com or artprovidenceshow@gmail.com. You should make sure both of these addresses are added to your Contacts so that our messages don't go into Spam. For urgent matters, text or call us at (617)-708-6404. (Be sure to tell us who you are!). You may also leave us a voice mail but texts will get seen/processed more quickly.

 


SHOW PROSPECTUS - CLICK LINK BELOW GRID

The Art Providence Holiday Show features approximately 150 artists from throughout greater New England and beyond.

The Art Providence Holiday Show features approximately 150 artists from throughout greater New England and beyond.

ART PROVIDENCE SHOW 2019 - SHOW PROSPECTUS

Remind your customers: NOW IN NOVEMBER!!

Show Dates: NOVEMBER 8-10, 2019

Set-up and Preview Event - Friday, 11/8 (Details forthcoming)

Show Continues – Saturday, 11/9 and Sunday, 11/10

LOCATION: Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence RI 02903

SHOW WEBSITE: www.artprovidenceshow.com

 

What Artists Had to Say about the 2018 Show

  • “A GREAT show - my sales were fantastic. Thanks for a creative, well-organized and well-promoted show.”

  • “I was impressed with how well rounded the show seemed to be and the quality of work being shown…many of the attendees commented that the show was better than ever.”

  • “Thanks for running a really great show. Attendance was really good with a lot of serious shoppers.”

 

 

We hope no one has to cancel, but in the event you’re asking about the Cancellation Policy, here it is:

Art Providence Show 2019 - CANCELLATION POLICY

Artists who submit their request in writing by July 2, 2019 are eligible for a 75% refund of booth fees.

Artists who submit their request in writing between July 3, 2019 and October 10, 2019 are eligible for a 50% refund of booth fees.

Beginning October 11, 2019, no refunds will be given.

Application fees are non-refundable.


Contact us with questions at artprovidenceshow@gmail.com.