Firstly, a very special thanks to Great Dane Brewing Company for sponsoring this gathering with food, beverages, and space! It’s remarkable having this kind of support for the arts in Dane County, and we are tremendously grateful for their support! The staff was kind and accommodating, and made sure we had everything we needed to keep the ideas flowing!
DABL will be held at Yahara Bay Distillers this year, October 18 & 19. It is not decided whether or not we will have the same booth setup, or if we will explore a new format. This will be decided by the time the artist application goes live May 1.
The reasons why we decided to move DABL from the US Bank building downtown to Yahara Bay Distillers were to: 1) to fulfill our commitment of reaching new parts of Dane County; 2) to book a venue for two days, as US Bank couldn’t commit as far in advance as we needed; and 3) Yahara Bay Distillers has a good amount of parking.
Weekly professional development workshops will be held at Promega this year, during the month of September.
Brent is working with Daryna to come up with a Pledge to Purchase narrative that interested artists can help share throughout their networks. This will be ready by the week of March 7.
Can DABL become more of a Creative Conference, with an component where artists can sell their work, as well as different workshops and presentations? This would be something to consider going into 2020, as a way of rephrasing what an art fair can do and/or be.
Create a more personalized way for artists to help promote, like a digital flyer design where the main image can be swapped out with the art of participating artists.
The RSVPing page was confusing and a pain point for a lot of people. This will be addressed.
Read the full post for positive points of feedback, as well as what we can improve upon. Please add more ideas, or expand on what’s already listed in the comment section!