by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 06, 2015

Look to local art student clubs and organizations at local universities for a low-cost source for event sets and props. These clubs are always looking for ways to raise money, and this also gives them a chance to practice their talents. Thanks to Konnie Patke, CMM, meetings sales manager at the Fredericksburg (Texas) Convention & Visitor Bureau, for the idea.

Photograph: Edward Samuel Cornwall,