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Testimonials

"I thought the show this past weekend in Columbus went very well! The facility was beautiful and set up was easy. It was my first time with you and was pleasantly surprised at the number of loyal followers you have.

Some customers I knew from other shows told me how happy they were to see me there. And that your show is a “can’t miss event for them”. Thank you again for the opportunity and for all you do!"

- Vicki Roehrenbeck (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"We had a great time and sold a lot of our paintings and jewelry . Becki was the best and made us feel very comfortable and excited to be there. I would absolutely come back again. The variety of vendors was quite impressive! We were able to get names and emails of people who requested their own personal paintings and jewelry style. Thank you for having us!!"
- Jose and Tracy Bastidas (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendors)

 

"We had such an great time at the show. We really felt like we were in our element. One customer recognized us from the Avant-Garde blog and that was an amazing feeling! We got to know so many people and it was an all around rewarding experience!"

- Tiffany Elkins (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"Thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of the Spring show. We had a good day!  I was very impressed with how organized the event was.  Really great crafters showing and super venue!"

- Chris Jones (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"I just wanted to thank you for having me as part of the Avant-Garde Arts and Crafts Show yesterday. You and your team did an excellent job organizing and promoting. There were lots of happy vendors leaving St. Agatha's yesterday afternoon, and I was among them. I'm looking forward to doing more shows with you."

- Wolfgang Parker (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"Just a note to tell you thank you for an amazing show on Saturday. I loved my space and my sales were terrific! I really appreciate all the hard work you put in to make this show so successful!"

- Kim Lawson (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"I am glad to have been a part of the show this past weekend!  I appreciate how well you communicated information and all the hard work you put in to making the show the best it could be.  I enjoyed meeting so many nice people, vendors as well as shoppers.  It’s such a wonderful “community” spirit that vendors have, everyone is so helpful, supportive, and upbeat."

- Cody Brooks (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"Yesterday was my best of the Avant-Garde shows. Thank you for all of your hard work. I also must tell you that I have found that the other vendors are always so nice, friendly, and helpful."

- Jaeiah Van Dyke (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"Avant Garde is the best craft show in the area! It has some of the most unique artists in the area. Most of all I love that local charities benefit from it. I am so glad to be a vendor at the Avant-Garde Shows!"

- Alanna Makki, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"I participated in the NEO Winter 2012 Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show. I found it to be one of the most organized and well publicized shows I have participated in. The Facebook updates and participant features are a great showcase that other shows don't have. There was a steady stream of shoppers throughout the day and a nice mix of artisans/craftspeople. I look forward to being a part in future shows."
- Jennifer Worden, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"...Also, I think I may have told you this in person, but if I haven't, I think you're doing a great job with everything you're doing. I have been impressed by your high level of organization and clear communication for these shows. I truly think you have a gift for events!"
- Ann Fischbein, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"AMAZING. Becki is so great. From her initial contact, she was so genuinely nice and friendly! I met her in person at the show, and she was so helpful. She made sure everyone got to their tables and set up ok, and then did some rounds during the show to check up on everyone. At the end of the show, she also came around asking how we did. I've never been treated like such royalty at a craft show!"
- Nikki Tranchita, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"I've found being a vendor at the Avant Garde Shows to be extremely pleasant and beneficial to my business. From the first show in 2011 Becki has continued to grow her reach by promoting each vendor, giving us opportunities to promote ourselves and our businesses and she has done an amazing job through both print and online to market the shows. I go to each show knowing everything possible was done to make the event a success and bring me the kind of customers who will want and need my products!"
- Shannon Dennis, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"Thank you for your efforts on promoting the show. I wish other shows did as much publicity as you do with this show. Keep up the great work! See you next month!"
- Cathleen Mazur, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"Becki and Avant-Garde are the face of the future in shows and show promotion. She gathers together a tantalizing mix of craftsman sure to keep any shopper in a blissful state and uses technology to promote her artisans and the seasonal shows. Avant Garde has a promising future and will become one of North East Ohio's premier shows."
- Lois Tullis, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"The Avant Garde shows are extremely well run events. Becki is very communicative and helpful to all the artists. The variety and quality of the products is outstanding, not what you normally see at an event."
- Esther D'Abate, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"So many of my friends showed up for the winter Avant-Garde show. They came because they had fond memories of like events they enjoyed in the past. They said they had more fun at this show. They loved the atmosphere, the food, the variety of a zillion vendors, and of course the wine!! My husband said he overheard people talking as they were leaving saying what a great time they had!!"
- Barbara Stephenson, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"My experience with Avant Garde's setup is that it is very thoughtful and convenient. You do not feel like you need to compete with someone selling similar items to yours: Everyone beside you is selling something different! And beautifully different is the way to describe the artists that are brought in! If you want something unique and amazing, you must attend Avant Garde!"
- Danielle Cole, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"Avant-Garde was my first craft show, and I was very pleased with how it turned out. There were so many excellent vendors, and I was proud to be among them! I'm looking forward to my next Avant-Garde show!"
- Ari Mason, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"I had my first show this past January with Avant-Garde and it was a very good experience. I have since signed up for the NEO spring show and will probably sign up for summer. The show was so organized and Becki is constantly promoting the shows and talking about each of the crafters/artists who are participating by doing a brief write up and showing photos of their work on Facebook. It is a very well run organization."
- Jen Buchanan, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"I arrived early for set up, and everything was ready to go!  All the tables were set up and marked with the vendors names.  The facility was warm and inviting, well lit with both natural light and overhead light. The food is amazing. I wish I could have shopped more, there was some wonderful and unique work for sale by the other vendors. I was very busy, there were many shoppers! I did very well and will do Becki's future shows!"
- Elizabeth Vilkas, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"I was pleased to be a part of the Avant Garde NEO winter show at Wagners. Impressive was the publicity generated for this show. I was surprised by a patron that said she came only to meet me after reading my story on the Avant Garde website. The level of creativity and combination of vendors is vast and professional."
- Barbara Bloom, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"The Avant Garde shows are very well put together and are generating a large following. The variety of crafts & designers at the shows are very diverse & the customer can find just about any handmade item they can think of there."
- Linda Brewerk-Korosi, Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"Avant Garde Shows are among the most well organized and highly attended shows in which I've participated. Becki is extraordinarily talented when it comes to making sure that all vendors are well cared for and their needs are met. It's a cheerful, easy and fun show!"
- Linda Miles, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"I was impressed. I do a lot of larger shows in the NE Ohio area and this one was just as great, even better! I look forward to doing another one soon!!!"
- Francine Ruth, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"Avant-Garde shows have the best selection of quality vendors I have seen. All the artists display quality, creative items. Sometimes I want to shop more than stay at my own space!"
- Bryn Young, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"I took part in the 2011 NEO Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show as a vendor. It was my first show, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I had such a great time! The whole thing was a wonderful experience. Becki did a great job promoting the show. She utilized all the correct media outlets and was very professional and personable when interacting with the vendors and attendees. I can't wait to be a part of the NEO Winter show!"
- Claudia Schieve, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"Avant Garde Shows is a great art & craft event put on seasonally. I love the set-up, space and people. You will also find fantastic creative vendors with good prices and merchandise for all."
- Allison Jackson, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"I've participated in many art and craft shows, some good, some not so good. The Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows are the best planned, best run and, perhaps most importantly for vendors, best publicized shows I've ever been a part of. Plus, the customers seem to really enjoy the variety and quality of the artists represented."
- Dave Simon, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)



"I have participated as a vendor in two Avant-Garde Art and Craft Shows and I plan to do many more!  These events are so well organized that I don't have to worry about anything except my own sales.  I feel good that part of the money raised goes toward helping non-profits in the area.  Everybody wins when they attend an Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show!"

​- Ann Duchez, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"I am so glad that I did your show in Rocky River. You do an awesome job in promoting, and I see you have a good reputation for your shows. Thanks so much for deciding that the quality of my work matched your requirements for the show!"

- Jim Lamparyk (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"I am soo looking forward to my next show with the Avant Garde crew! I had a wonderful time .I enjoyed meeting and talking with the other vendors and had a very fulfilling day with some wonderful leads for other shows. I will participate with Avant Garde as long as they'll have me!!!."

- Sharon Brown, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"I very much enjoyed the Avant-Garde shows  The variety and quality of vendors was exceptional, and the shoppers are friendly and pleasant. Everyone seems to enjoy the festive atmosphere, and I got some gift shopping done myself as well! I'm looking forward to participating in future Avant-Garde Art and Craft Shows.  Thanks, Becki for your great organizational skills! The communications by email and social media make everything run very smoothly and keep both vendors and shoppers informed!

- Della Michalos, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"I participated in my first Avant Garde show this past weekend at St Agatha in Upper Arlington. I will definitely associate myself with this group for upcoming events. The Avant Garde group are professionals who really take care of their vendors. This group puts together an organized show with a multitude of talented individuals and artists. I want to be associated with a winning team, and the Avant Garde group is just that. I look forward to a long term relationship with the classy Avant Garde group."

- Beverly Burkhart, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"Thank you once again for organizing one of the best shows that we take part in.  Some many guests keep talking about the quality of your vendors and what amazing items are offered!"

- Angel Neal, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"I recommend the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows. I was so impressed with Becki the minute I met her at the NEO fair in the spring. She welcomed every single person personally. She is friendly, outgoing and a fantastic organizer. The talent she brought to the show was amazing. If I could, I would have purchased from every table. Such unique gifts, ideas and creativity all shared under one roof."
- Diane Krupa, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"I never let you know how much it meant to me to be in my first show - your Avant-Garde Spring 2015 Show.  Being able to show my art in such a venue was an experience I was not sure I would like. However, I had such a great time meeting so many people, talking to and listening to them. Thank you again for such a GREAT EXPERIENCE!"

- Malvin Hicks, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

 

"This was my first time participating in one of the Avant-Garde Shows and I have to say, I was super nervous... but it totally paid off! The people who came were there to buy, and my sales definitely reflected that! As a crafter who is new to the craft show world, it was so great to have people respond so enthusiastically to my work. It was exactly the motivation I needed to keep going and to keep making the kinds of items I do. The collection of vendors was great, and I loved all the networking that was going on! I will absolutely be at the next one! You and your team did a great job, this show has a really great reputation, which is why I applied in the first place, and it definitely surpassed my expectations. Thanks so much!"

- Gracie Pollicino, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"Well, I think it is safe to say the Spotted Pineapple had a WONDERFUL time! We had a great time getting to know our fellow makers (we literally got some of our Christmas shopping done here and it's March!) We LOVED being part of this!"

- Brittany Finn Cropenbaker, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"I had a wonderful time throughout the whole day meeting people and appreciating other makers that just love to make. The whole entire Avant-Garde team was supportive and did a wonderful job curating the show. I saw amazing talent everywhere in items full of passion and hard work. I hope everyone that came out enjoyed the unique shopping and vibe as much as I did!"

- KatSayMeow, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"If you have never done an Avant Garde show you don't know what you're missing! Another amazing show! Selling all but a few of my owls to happy customers who really enjoyed the show. Becki makes everyone feel welcome and appreciated and truly cares that everyone involved has a great experience. She does an unbelievable job marketing all of her shows so they are all very busy and customers as well as vendors are excited to be there. Her vendors are all cheerful and you make real friendships so it's so much fun!  Can't wait for the next show!"

- Gina Kyle, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"Thank you for a wonderful show this weekend! As always, you ran a very organized and well thought out show. The foot traffic was really good, and I am very pleased with my sales. You make real friendships and it's so much fun!  Can't wait for the next show!"

- Sharon Martyn, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"This was our first time as a crafter at an Avant-Garde show. I have never seen such unique crafters who do beautiful work at one show. The best part is there are only handcrafted items, no direct sales vendors. Wonderful event. It is worth attending these shows. There is a small admission fee but a portion of that goes to non- profit charities, different for each show!" 

- Diana Gibb, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"I wanted to send you some feed back from this past weekend's show at Rocky River Memorial Hall.  My company is is a handmade chocolate company! and I have only been selling my chocolate only since October 2017.  This was my first time entering as a vendor and I admit I was pretty nervous not knowing what to expect.  I have done a bunch of shows but don't consider myself an expert on the "show scene" yet as some of the other vendors.  I wanted to say thank you for everything.  You not only made me feel welcome but your communication was amazing.  I knew where I needed to be, what was expected and you made everything easy and clear.  I loved, loved, loved how you separate the vendors that have similar things and I love how you created a flow that made the customers have to go past each table.  I don't know how many shows I have been to where there is a chocolate lady right across from me.  I realize sometimes that will happen and that some organizers just do one or two shows so they may not think of those things, but it was really appreciated the time you took to create the flow of things.  You take the time to introduce the vendors and that is really awesome! For my first show at Avant-Garde, I feel I did very well.  I came in hoping to at least make the money back from the cost of the table and to make some connections.  I not only did that, I made pretty good money, received people who wanted to order, had people that came just to look for me because of the posts on the community Facebook page, and I met other professional people that could compliment my business when I have orders for things I don't do.  I am very pleased with the outcome and would love to be at another show.  I had a great experience and wanted to thank you for the opportunity to be apart of it. Thank you again, great job!" 

- Michelle Root, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"Hi there, thanks for organizing a great event. We were happy to be a part of it and I was so surprised to see how well attended the event was.  You did a great job marketing to Solon. I think people in town were really excited for something new to attend and would welcome a yearly event. I can't make the fall fest but I would love to be a part of the pop-up in the park next year. wanted to thank you for the opportunity to be apart of it. Thank you again, great job!" 

- Solon Pop-Up in the Park- Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"Thank you for asking me to be a part of your event.  It was a busy but fun day for us. Wish we had taken more time to visit the other booths. It looked like there were many quality booths to visit!" 

- Solon Pop-Up in the Park- Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"It was a great event, well coordinated with a lot of advertising. We had customers well prepared for shopping, and I really enjoyed being a vendor. Thank you so much for having me in the show. I will definitely make it for 2019 Solon Pop-Up in the Park event. Looking forward to working with you again!” 

- Solon Pop-Up in the Park- Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"Thanks for putting together a great show! I was pleasantly surprised at the attendance and the show in general. It was well-organized, nicely publicized and the community seemed to respond really well to it!” 

- Solon Pop-Up in the Park- Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"I intermittently do these shows usually around the holidays, for this is when I am in demand. This, after recently returning to the shows last year was my record breaking show!!!! Last show that came close was I believe in 1998!!! So I am thrilled to be able to do this Strongsville show. Thanks for including me see you in the future!!!” 

- Paula Shields, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"I had a great time at the Strongsville venue and I have sent in the application for the Chagrin venue. I was able to sell three pieces of furniture which is a record thus far as well as a ton of jewelry and my food setup gets better and better with every show. I think your show was well organized. I look forward to seeing you at Chagrin Falls coming up shortly. Thank you so much for the opportunity!” 

- Karyn Faranda, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"I want to thank you for the show this past weekend. It was great, sold a few purses and had a great time. The organization of your show was amazing. I have only done a few shows so far, but after being part of Avant-Garde it was great.” 

- Bridget Malanaphy, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"’I wanted to thank you for how much you put into these shows. I did a few smaller outdoor shows this year, and these two days at your show were my highest yet. I know it’s attributed to how hard you worked, so thank you! I plan to get into as many of your events next year as I can!” 

- Nicole Grasso, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"It was great to meet you today and be part of your Avant-Garde show today in Fairlawn.  You have really created a quality show and we are very proud to be part of your show!” 

- Laura Musarra, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"I truly enjoyed my vendor experience, the set up was good and the food was excellent, but my most favorite part was how nice everyone was.  Having great music to listen to, and great people to talk to made this one of the best local events I have worked.  I probably made my booth money back the first hour of the event, so I am grateful..” 

- Kimberly Johnson, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"We met briefly yesterday...thank you for all your hard work. I have participated in countless shows are yours was among the BEST. Can't wait for the next show. Many Thanks...."

- Betsy Bowen, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"This was our second show with you! (back to back weekends) I was very impressed with your attention to detail and organization! As long as you are putting on these events, Sugar & Scrubs will be there! Your staff was AWESOME! I really enjoyed being a part of your show! Definitely looking forward to more events with you!"

- Kisha Stanley, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"Becki, I really enjoyed your show, there was wonderful traffic! Overall my friend and I did quite well.  The customers and the other crafters were very kind, chatty, and helpful on feedback. Info about other shows would be very welcome. Thank you!"

- Cheryl Distin, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"Avant-Garde really delivered a buying crowd in Strongsville. As a higher end hand maker, it's my favorite venue on the west side this year!"

- Jo Ettore, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"Thanks Becki! The show was great. This was my first show with you.  It was so well organized and it was great to see so many guests attending."

- Shirley Wilson, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"I wanted to thank Becki and her staff for the outstanding job they did at the Fairlawn and Strongsville shows. These were my first shows with Avant-Garde and I was so impressed with how organized and efficient the team is! We had a great time and enjoyed getting to know the other vendors. Great sales/great experience!"

- Chris Bronson, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"Thank you so much for letting me be apart of these shows! I had a successful show, myself!  I really appreciated how organized everything was, the variety of vendors, and just overall flow of the show.  You do great work. I'd love to do more!"

- Colleen Prenosil, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"Hey Becki! I made some great sales and loved the show! So glad I chose your show for my first! I felt like everything was simple and easy to get set up at the atmosphere was amazing! Thanks again for a great show!"

- Lucy Howerton, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"Thanks again for a wonderful show in Columbus last weekend. You are so organized, your show packet was amazing! You answered every question and some I hadn't even thought of! I hope to do a lot of Avant-Garde Shows this year!"

- Rita Bartram, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"It was another great show. You guys are awesome and do such a great job. I really enjoyed being a vendor at your show and look forward to doing more shows!"

- Rebecca Allen, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"I just wanted to THANK YOU for an amazing day! The show was a huge success for me! My site was the best ever! The crowd was huge, a steady flow of customers, so your marketing was well done! Your advice to be a part of crafters only shows was spot on. I would be willing to do more Avant-Garde shows in the future. Again, thanks for all the hard work you put into this event!" 

- Pat O'Neill, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"I had such a wonderful experience doing the Avant-Garde Show. This was not only my first Avant-Garde Show, but my very first craft show ever. I have crafted for friends and family for so long, but never ventured out to go more public like this. I was a bundle of nerves leading up to the event, but it was all calm once I walked through those doors. Your staff was so nice and had such a warm, calming personalities that it automatically took all the nervousness away. All the other vendors were welcoming and had such beautiful items. I felt right at home with everyone. Thank you for giving this first timer a chance to start a new experience that I would love to repeat when the show is in Columbus again."

- Gabriele Colón, (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"I just want to say THANK YOU for giving me the opportunity to be a vendor at your Chagrin Falls show this past weekend. It was my first show ever and I was very successful due to your careful planning. I heard many comments on how nice the show was! Thank you, again!"

- Maria Falorio (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)

"I had a wonderful and successful day as a vendor at the Loveland Spring event. You were so well organized and we appreciate the support given. I definitely want to participate in upcoming events. Thank you so much for the opportunity."

- Mary Neville (Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Vendor)