Artist alley and vendor rooms are separate. Approximately 5 feet walkway in between booth aisles and had to squeeze behind chairs to get to the end of the aisle to exit. All booths were flush to one another so could not squeeze through without moving your table. Attendees however were very big spenders (in my own personal experience). Vendor hall was very very spacious, would reccomend purchasing a Vendor pass instead of artist alley if attending.
May 17, 2022, 9:15 am
ARITST ALLEY IN THE DARK....
The convention center is conveniently near the airport, but there is hardly ANY food around (especially decently priced. We're talking $3-4 bags of chips and $8 hotdogs) there isn't any water available though I can attribute that to covid making water fountains unusable. The table was cheap, but the layout was so freaking weird. They set all the tables up in LONG, Narrow rows. AA artists were constantly bumping into each other's things and tables trying to get in and out. The worst part though would have to be the lighting. I have been told that Artists have been trying to get the lighting changed at this con for years since it opened.... but we're all left in the dark. There's also no word of this in the emails so if you're not local, good luck finding a store nearby to get LEDs or a flashlight. My table seemed so dark that it was impossible to discern my prints. I feel like it hurt sales. Sunday ended up being a better sale day than Saturday which seemed a little backwards. The attendees just weren't biting and I felt like other artists felt similarly. I flew in from NJ and if it wasn't a local con I probably wouldn't go back. I got to see a little bit of Miami and the weather was nice but that's about it. I normally have pretty good profits at cons but this one I barely made out even.