My Experience at Surtex by Jane Sarah Staffier
-Great people, very nice experience with the artists & reps, in fact wonderful on that score. I truly enjoyed talking to each and every one of them.
-I am glad I didn't buy a booth & won't until they bring the price for entrace back down.
-I went 3 years (2007) ago and paid $50 for both shows. Why $100 hike? Especially for artists, in these times.
-That may be why I had the aisles to myself, the event was sparsely attended compared to 3 years ago, when it was packed. I less then 2 hours I had time to go around & around. Again, let me say the artists from all over & the reps made the show for me. I was worth it for me to meet them.
-There simply was not the foot traffic or the buzz of 3 years ago.
-I would like to know why the 3x price? Do they want only the merchants?
-The price made me reluctant to go for the 1 day, but I threw myself on the bus & arrived Monday noon.
-Waiting in line I had 2 guys behind me who, it turned out, knew something--who stepped up for them & they were given a Day Pass for free right in front of me and went right in as I stood in line & shelled out my $150 bucks! I'm an artist & owner of my own business. Why isn't there a day-pass for us?
-Perhaps the classes were worth it & I'm sure I missed something. But on top of the entrance fee, I couldn't justify another 300 +200+ etc. I don't know many who could afford that.