I have participated in a few local art show recently and was s uprising at how little traffic there was. Location, location is everything. I have been positioned on the main street of an annual art show the last 2 years, without other artist near and no electricity (4 -10pm show) so this year I elected to join several other artist just off the main street in a large park area. We had a music stage, food trucks and decent weather considering the earlier for cast of rain.
Unfortunately, it seemed more like a waste of time. Almost no sales, very little traffic and reports of large crowds on the main street. Not sure, but I feel like the location was too remote.
I will definitely keep participating in shows like this, but will stick to my instinct about my actual location. This has been an issue before and with an excess of inventory on hand I have decided it is time for a 50% off sale on canvases.