275$ for a table in AA. 14+/day to park, (which you have to do to unload &pack up your table). I had to wait over an hour as an exhibitor in a line to get in due to disorganization. The majority of the crowd was young parents & lots of kids. The way that the convention was set up shoved the AA in the back stretch... away from the guest stage and vendor stores. Seems to me like most of the people attending were there to see the guests. I have been doing Cons for quite a few years, and normally turn a profit. Here, I didn't break even, Denver is too expensive to travel/ stay! Would be a great con for a local artist.
July 7, 2018, 4:48 pm
2015 was my first year selling at DCC. Set up and break down went smoothly and attendance was extremely good. Staff was also very attentive when they were needed (only needed them for minor issues like an attendee spilling a drink in front my table.) Bought a table for 2016 immediately after 2015's show ended.
December 21, 2015, 1:36 am
Location: Artist Alley
Pros: Denver is a very art friendly city, Easy parking, friendly staff
Cons: No easy way to handcarry items to the exhibit floor, same weekend as a downtown Denver art show
Denver is an art friendly city and people come ready to spend money. The staff is friendly and the layout is well done. This year there was a little confusion caused by the sign placement for the aisles in Artist Alley, but nothing that significantly impacted attendees being able to find their way around.
If you plan on hand carrying your items in there is no easy way to do it. You can pay to have the convention center workers transport your items if need be.
This year there was an artshow that occurred literally two blocks from the convention, which caused a lot of traffic congestion and seemed to impact how much people were spending. Even with that sales were still good and I'll be returning in 2016.