For the first time, I participated at One Spark and it was quite an adventure! First I want to personally thanks all the person who made it possible; I know you know who you are and I can’t say it enough: THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
If you don’t know One Spark, it’s a five days festival where creators, artists, entrepreneurs and innovators present their projects. There are more than 70 venues throughout downtown Jacksonville, Florida. This year I decided to be a venue (as my photography studio is located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville) but also a creator (click HERE to see the blog post about being a creator).
Let’s talk first about the venue part. When I registered to be a venue I figured out that my studio was big enough to show case 3 creators. Most of the creators only needs a table or two to showcase their work so space would’t be an issue. I also thought that having 3 different projects would help to get the crowd upstairs of the Jacksonville Bank Building. My studio is located on the 8th floor so I knew that we would have to work to have people coming up. Station4 did an amazing job to advertise us and I can’t thank them enough for their help. The two creators I chose for the studio were uConnectHome and Pink@Heart. The third one was my own “Marie Antoinette” stylized photoshoot project but let me come back to that in another post; HERE is the link to the post.
To give you an idea One Spark had more than 250000 visitors through the festival. We had a free Photo Booth set up in the studio and the pictures went directly on Facebook so people could tag and share the pictures. We took 3753 pictures!!!!! We can say for sure that we had more than 2500 persons coming and visit the studio. It was a huge success!! You can see the pictures HERE.
Here is a short video to show you how busy we were 🙂
And a Photo Booth picture of the team who closed on Sunday! We were dead tired!!
Severine Photography, 100 North Laura Street, Suite 803, Jacksonville, 32202.