The 2007 MoCCA Art Festival is adding space for more exhibitors:
Faced with an unprecedented flood of exhibitor applications for the 160 exhibitor tables filling the three ground floor ballrooms of New York’s historic Puck Building (295 Lafayette Street at Houston), festival organizers have decided to add space upstairs for more exhibitors.
“We’ve never had this many applications this early before. When we started processing exhibitor applications at the beginning of November, it quickly became clear that the number of people who wanted to exhibit was going to greatly exceed our capacity,” says MoCCA President Ken Wong. “Within just a few weeks, we were officially sold out. But the applications are still coming in, so we decided we had to do something to accommodate more people.”
The solution that Art Festival organizers came up with was to convert the Puck Building’s elegant seventh-floor Skylight Ballroom from a lecture hall into exhibitor space. By shifting panel sessions to the museum itself (located just two short blocks west), festival organizers were able to instantly add another 60+ tables.
“There are so many talented and enthusiastic creators out there who deserve a place to showcase their work,” says Wong. “Knowing how many creators wanted to get in, we were thrilled to find a way to increase our capacity.”
The 2007 MoCCA Art Festival will take place the weekend of June 23-24 in New York City.