Thursday, June 25, 2009

Denver Handmade Craft Fair Update

Well, things are looking good. We've got 8 booths with more than a dozen artisans, and many more on the way! I'm already looking forward to seeing all the amazing stuff in person. We've got jewelry, bags, glass work of many kinds, knit stuff, yarn, purses, wallets...all sorts of stuff!

Of course there is the bureaucracy of the Parks and Rec system, they were not upfront about many things. Today's conversation included..
"So you are going to have vendors?"
"er, yeah. It's a craft fair"
"Well, you are going to have to have police there because there is money being exchanged..."
"What?"
And of course I'd been told one thing by the Park supervisor and other things by the Downtown office.
"So you are going to need waste hauling"
"Ummm, we shouldn't make much garbage, it's a craft fair. No food vendors. I can just haul the garbage away myself..."
"No, you need to have a company contracted for that."
"..." speechless at the stupidity of it all.
Fortunately that is easy to solve, I already have a company, now it is Green Jeans Recycled bags and waste management... ^.^

2 comments:

Sharkeysday said...

I'm just starting as the Denver Craft Examiner (on examiner.com) and I'm curious what show you're promoting! Love more info!

MSJ said...

I work for El Centro Humanitario ( Humanitarian Center) in Denver and we have the women's project that makes handmade crafts. we would like to know more information about the next event happening so that our women can participate in the event. Thank you and hope to hear from you.