Friday, July 11, 2008

FAQ: Artist Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Pegboard
Is the Pegboard attached to the tent or just leaning?
The Pegboard will be attached to the frame of the tent by the company that brings the tents. It will be attached at 4 corners. It is attached to a tent which is outdoors so it is not completely solid.
How many pegboards do I need?
This depends on how many paintings you want to hang and the size of the paintings. You can fit up to a total of 6 pegboards in a tent. Typically people hang 3 pegboards in a tent. The tent is 8’tall and the pegboard is hung horizontally, 2 ft from the top and 30’from the ground (height of a table) So your art is then eye level. They can hang 2 pegboards side by side, vertically in the tent and they will be top to ground.
How much weight can I hang?
You can hang 50 lbs on a side – for a total of 150 lbs.
Can I get my own pegs at the Hardware store?
Sure but be sure they are the correct size – ¼”. This is bigger than the pegboard commonly found in garages around America!

Tents
How tall is the tent?
The tent is 8’ tall
Can I hang items from the frame? Yes you may hang items from the frame but you may not put any holes in the tent or the side panels.

Set-up
When can I set up?
You can set up on Saturday morning form 7-10am.
How far will I have to move my art?That depends on the booth location. You will be able to unload at either end of Ark Row and in the parking lot which has 4 sets of steps up to Ark Row. We will let you know as it gets closer, where to unload for your booth.

Security
What security are you providing?
We have hired a security company to patrol the street at night. There should be 2 security people on all night. The Tiburon and Belvedere Police will make extra rounds in the area. We will do what we can, but you are still responsible for loss or damage to your art.
Should I leave my art there?
That is up to you. If it is not too difficult to move we would suggest taking it home at night.
Do the front panels help secure /lock the tent?
The front panels are designed to help protect the art from the weather. They would be a deterrent to theft if they are secured. They do not lock.

Electricity
How does the electricity to the tents work?
We will have 3 large generators for the festival. They will be in the parking lot and the electricity will be bought up to the tents. Each tent that requests electricity will have 1 outlet. You should bring an outlet strip with you if needed.

1 comment:

Suz said...

Please describe or show a photo of the panels that come with the tent structure. Are they fabric, like canvas or vinyl? Or something rigid?

If they are not pegboard panels, then what are they and can art be hung or attached to them?

If the front panels can be used to close up the tent at night, where are they located during the day?

Are they like curtains that are pulled to the side or interfere with the artists' work on display? Or roll up to the top of the tent?