About Preferred Promotions
was established in 1996 by Don & Rachel Frislid. Don was a
blacksmith's apprentice and Rachel a graphic artist when they were
first introduced to craft shows. They traveled throughout the
northeast participating in juried art & craft festivals. They did
this for more than 10 years.
They stopped traveling in
the early 1990s to start a family, but missed their craft show family
terribly. After seeing their first art & craft show Don and Rachel
dreamed of creating a high quality marketplace on Long Island for
artisans to sell their work, similar to the many shows they ventured
to out of state. In 1996, one year after their first child was born,
Preferred Promotions was created.
Preferred Promotions began
as one show in Stony Brook with 85 exhibitors. It has now grown to
many shows through out the year with the Autumn Art & Craft Festival
being the largest indoor juried art & craft show on Long Island,
featuring over 175 artisans. Every applicant is juried or judged by
slides and photos of their work. Many apply, but only the very best
are selected to participate. They are judged on quality,
craftsmanship and originality. Artists and craftsmen come from all
over the East Coast and beyond to participate in our events and join
our growing family.
All the shows are well
organized, well attended, and held in beautiful communities on Long
Island. In addition to the eclectic handcrafted items for sale,
there are also craft demonstrations, children's activities and
musical entertainment. Our outdoor shows are a wonderful treat for
the whole family and our indoor shows offer a fascinating shopping
Please feel free to contact
us with any questions or suggestions. If you're looking for a
certain artist or craftsman we can usually help find them. We look
forward to serving you for years to come.