Artist packing list

JPOS Packing Checklist - for group site artists or to prepare your studio.

This guide has suggestions to help you prepare for the big event!


  • Art Work
  • Tent and Security
  • Clamps
  • Display cases, shelves, screens, bins, pedestals, etc
  • Table coverings, extra cloths to cover items from view overnight
  • twist ties, Fishing line
  • Appropriate protection for artwork from the weather

Electrical / Lighting (Every thing must be up to safety regulations!)

  • Extension cords (long, short)
  • Plug converters (3 prong to 2 prong)
  • Extra Bulbs
  • Power strip

Office Supplies

  • Calculator
  • Extra labels
  • Stapler with staples
  • Extra safety pins
  • Duct/masking/scotch tape
  • Lint roller
  • Needle and Thread
  • Extra ball point pens for receipt books/credit card slips/checks
  • Scissors (no running)
  • Cash box or money apron
  • Cash to make change
  • Paperclips/rubber bands
  • Twist ties
  • Extra boxes for repacking
  • Clipboard or place to sign checks and credit card slips
  • Bags and packing supplies for the shoppers.


  • Mailing list / guest book for future marketing
  • Receipt book
  • Credit card machine and slips, if appropriate

Price Lists

  • Business cards
  • Portfolio or photos of additional work
  • Resume / Statement / Bio
  • "Sold" Stickers
  • List of other shows / places to purchase your work


  • Hand truck or dolly
  • Tape measure to hang work
  • Hat, comfortable shoes and change of clothes in case of rain or spills
  • Breath mints
  • Tissues
  • Baby wipes/ paper towels
  • Garbage bags
  • Emergency Phone numbers
  • Flowers
  • Folding chair or Stool
  • Food, bottled water
  • Non Sticky snacks, containers and waste basket for used paper goods
  • Hand lotion/ cleaner
  • cell phone (charged)
  • Work gloves
  • First aid kit, band-aids, asprin
  • Paperweight
  • step ladder
  • bug spray / sun screen / chap stick


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