Second IAVM turns up the heat
July 05, 2012 | view archive
For starters, our pal Scott Shoger at NUVO lauded the advent of the first event in blog form. Read what he had to say.
Then, Indianapolis Star ran not one, but two stories about our brainchild during the month of June.
First was this tête à tête with Dan Ripley, whose idea it was to sponsor the Marketplace events.
Next came another Indy Star article, this time an interview with show promoter Jon Jenkins.
And THEN… Jon Jenkins took it to the small screen, making an appearance on Wish TV’s morning news show. View the segment here.
All of the attention paid off. According to Antique Helper staffer Christopher West, who set up shop with some of his own more-than-fabulous wares, the second show on July 30 was even better than the premier show a month ago. He estimates that attendance leapt from around 1,100 shoppers at the first event to 2,000 on June 30th. The number of dealers nearly doubled as well—jumping from 45 to an impressive 85 in the course of a month.
We had plenty of great feedback from vendors. Kristopher Bowman of The Inventorialist gives a glowing review:
“It was a great success and great fun," he says. "Even in the extreme heat, great folks filling the booth all day."
Other dealers were kept equally busy. Everyone was caught up in the fun spirit of the day.
People shopped, ate and stuck around for the entertainment. DJ Kyle Long was busy spinning tunes throughout the afternoon, and Pravada took the stage later in the day.
The next Marketplace is coming up on August 4. We suggest you make plans to be there as a shopper or vendor. Find the Exhibitor Display Application at the Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace blogspot.