So last year at my first art fair all and all things went very well. However on more than one occasion I had people ask me for bag for their merchandise - something I had not thought to bring along. So recently I have been trying to find where to buy plastic bags at a reasonable rate. I tried local hobby stores with no luck. I asked at various stores and no one knew where to get them. Sure, I could buy them online, but it was expensive and I just had not gotten it done and now the art fair is right around the corner! OMG plastic bags are everywhere... so I started to think about just saving the ones I had... but thought it would be a bit tacky to be putting my work in target and walmart bags. This dilemma seemed to be much more complicated than it should have been.
Today I went to purchase a product for my gridwalls for hanging the mugs I will be making. They deal with a lot of people that do art fairs and thought they might know. They suggest a local retail store. I drive over there and am quoted $125 for 1000 bags!! Well I was not planning on spending over $100 for bags thank you very much. I stop at party city on the off chance that they sell them. They have small 12"x6" bags, but nothing larger. However I explain what I am looking for and FINALLY I get a lead that they think Sam's club carries them. Fortunately I joined Sam's club earlier this year and am now out just $12 for 1000 bags... now that is what I am talking about!! They won't be large enough for my biggest prints, but should be able to accommodate all the other sizes.
Now I wish it had not taken me like 4 hours of running around to find them, but that should last me quite a while and now I know where to get them :)