Who We Are
Welcome! My name's Jennifer, and my company's name is 4Everly Adorned. We sell hand-painted furniture and room decor through our website and also through our Etsy store. Our mission is to encourage self expression through art, while contributing to worthy causes. We're teamed up with a non-profit called Project Rhino KZN, that helps contribute and create awareness on wildlife conservation.
Why We're Here & Need Your Help!
4Everly Adorned was launched in Spring 2017. The response to our work has been fantastic! We want to continue to build the brand. A great way for us to do this is by becoming a vendor at various art festivals throughout the Chicagoland area, like The Gold Coast Art Fair and The Wells Street Art Festival. The Gold Coast Art Fair is brilliantly located in Grant Park. It's in its 60th year and attracts more than 120,000 people! The Wells Street Art Festival is one of the most prestigious fine art fairs in the nation. It will be in its 44th year and is attended by more than 70,000 art enthusiasts! 4Everly Adorned would benefit greatly from shows like these and more! The possible sales, the networking opportunities, and the fantastic exposure would rapidly help build our brand.
The problem is, participating in these festivals is very expensive. The largest cost is the participation fee, but first there is the application fee, some shows require a city permit fee, there's additional square footage fees for bigger space (which for furniture is always nice to have), there are fees to rent tables, chairs, electric, etc...not to mention the gas and truck rental costs to get everything to the event. As you can imagine, these costs add up! THIS IS WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! The deadline to apply to these shows is rapidly approaching! Your generous donation would help fund our way into these art festivals!
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Risks and challenges
The greatest risk with this project is not getting accepted into one of the seven shows that we'd like to apply for. We would lose the non-refundable application fee and there would be some disappointment. However, in the unlikely event that we do not get into a particular show, there are plenty of backups to apply to. Currently, I have a list of 12 additional art festivals in the area. Each one has a proven track record for success and would still be very beneficial to 4Everly Adorned's growth.
Additionally, another risk is weather. In Chicago, this can be very unpredictable. Luckily these shows are 2-3 days long. If there is bad weather and attendance is low one day, there's always the next day! If it's bad all of the days...well...crap :( . We'll do all we can to keep attendees comfortable in our space by putting up walls around the tent and providing heat or ac if necessary.
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