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How to Host a Trunkshow – An Interview

After I launched a brief a few weeks ago on how to launch a successful trunkshow, I was invited by by my Twitter bud, John T Unger, a fellow creative pyromaniac, to talk on his Art Heroes Radio Channel. I readily accepted and we’re scheduled to hold our chat, Thursday, June 3, 2010. While it’ll be pre-recorded talk (he doesn’t trust my raw language), I believe you’ll be able to hear it after 9pmEST that day.

Here’s a bit of the synopsis to get you sitting on the edge of your seats… ready?


The appeal of trunk shows for art buyers is that they are an event, an exclusive preview of work before it is made available to the general public. EC (Lisa) Stewart describes trunk shows as “a party with an opportunity to sell art.” In her Trunkshow Manifesto, she has created a strategy and implementation guide that you can use to make it easy for venues to say “yes” to your proposal.

In this episode Lisa and I will discuss the following points:

1. What is a trunkshow?
2. Why choose a trunkshow?
3. What type of venue is best for a trunkshow?
4. How do galleries select designers?
5. What kinds of products are best for a trunkshow?
6. Do trunkshows have themes?
7. Is there a best time (season, holiday, day) to host a trunkshow?
8. Do you have to think about a marketing campaign for the trunkshow?
9. Do you create an invitation list?
10. When do you begin installing the art or featuring products in the gallery?
11. Should the artist/designer be present at the show?
12. How much product should an artist expect to sell?

Download FREE 1 page guide to Planning Your Successful Trunkshow here!

LISTEN Here: Art Heroes Radio

Coming Soon…
I’m launching a new eBook for galleries and artists: Planning a Successful Trunkshow – Success Guide & Workbook

Please let me know how well this works for you by leaving a comment below. I want to make sure you’re happy with the materials I design!

Here’s to Cultivating Your Creative Independence

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Lisa Stewart

CREATIVEGoddess, Design Entrepreneur, Guide for INDIECreatives.com; Huge Pet Advocate; Lover of Wine, Food, Travelling, Tech & Laughing. Dreamy & Practical.


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