The ACT Insurance Program is dedicated to helping artists and crafters who sell their work at art shows and craft fairs get the artist insurance they need to protect and grow their business.
We also want our customers to be prepared to survive in any situation. So, we have put together this list of ways that artists can survive extreme situations that might come up at an art fair.
If killer bees attack, be careful not to panic and tip over the artwork of other vendors. We suggest doing your best not to disturb the bees. We greatly discourage poking the hive or shouting to all of your fellow vendors, “Come see this hive of killer bees I found!” If, however, you do disturb the bees, we recommend moving away from them as quickly as possible especially if you are allergic to bees.
Wear comfortable shoes in case of zombie attack. Actually, you should wear comfortable shoes anyway because you will be on your feet for most of the day setting up your booth, answering questions, and helping customers, but this will be especially important if you are attacked by a pack of art-goers turned zombies. We suggest running in a zigzag pattern because it is hard for zombies to make sudden changes of direction. Or is that bears? Either way, you will be glad not to be wearing you Dolce Vita boots on the day the apocalypse begins.
If you play music at your booth, do not play it too loud because you may attract mountain lions and/or Komodo dragons. Komodo dragons are probably the most terrifying animals around. Fortunately, they aren’t around most craft fairs, but if you play your music too loud, you never know what you might draw in. You will also drive every other vendor at the event crazy.
In case of firestorm, while setting up your booth, do not occupy high traffic areas or block driveways or roads for more time than necessary.
Smile at customers and try to seem approachable because if there is a nuclear attack, that customer might be the one who gets to decide if you get to come in the bunker.
Be friendly with your fellow artists but not too friendly. If you flirt with them or try to talk politics, they might not tell you about the tornado warning they heard on the radio, and your booth might get carried off along with all of your wares.
If there is an avalanche, you should help dig your neighbors out of the snow. You should be as courteous and helpful to your fellow vendors as you can be. If you are the one caught in the avalanche, use your hands to try to make an air pocket in front of your face and hope that you were helpful and courteous enough to your fellow artists that they will come find you.
We hope that this makes you smile and helps you survive your next art fair, and if you need more information about artist insurance, that they need to protect their business. Visit our homepage to learn more about us.
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