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WANTED: 10x10 Trimline Tent

Started by Kristen Walsh in For Sale or Trade 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

Need Mesh Walls for Pop Up Tent

Started by Michael Thompson in For Sale or Trade yesterday. 0 Replies

Want to buy - Mesh panels

Started by Lisa Krannichfeld in For Sale or Trade. Last reply by Peter Finger on Sunday. 32 Replies

Pro Panel 16"X 16"X 42" Dark Gray Pedestal

Started by Dan Cosgrove in For Sale or Trade. Last reply by Dan Cosgrove on Friday. 4 Replies

Booth shot with print bin box

Started by Jason Wallace in Booth Examples and Reviews. Last reply by Tony De Masi on Thursday. 1 Reply


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Shipping to someone's shipper overseas

Posted by Steve. Apple on September 26, 2016 at 9:00am 2 Comments

Recently received an email telling me that someone in australia wanted to purchase my work in quantity.

this is what i got, i would like some opinions from anyone.   I have heard these email's are not to be trusted  

How are you doing today! I'm very much interested in purchasing some of

>> your products but firstly i want to make an inquiry if you can ship

>> directly to us here in Australia…


Call for Artists: 21st Annual Garage Sale Art Fair

Posted by Connie Mettler on September 25, 2016 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

February 25

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo Expo Center and Fairgrounds

Presented byRoad Wife Productions LLC 

(Bonnie Blandford & Michael Kifer)



Charlotte riots and the "Festival in the Park"

Posted by Reid Watts on September 23, 2016 at 2:14pm 3 Comments

I noticed on that Charlotte’s “Festival In the Park” this weekend is still going ahead as scheduled, despite the Charlotte riots and curfews.  I was wondering how that is working out.  Are the artists and crafters actually setting up?  What were they told by the promoter?  Will anyone show up tomorrow and Sunday?  Are the police actually able to provide credible security?

Last Call: 58th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Posted by Connie Mettler on September 23, 2016 at 7:07am 0 Comments

March 17, 18 & 19 undefined

Winter Park, Florida

Central Park along Park Avenue

225 Artists

Deadline: September 26 midnight EDT
Application fee: $35; Booth fee: $475

The 58th…

Putting the dreams and pieces together

Posted by Connie Mettler on September 22, 2016 at 10:30am 0 Comments

How does an art festival plan its budget? What's so hard about putting on a small event and what about those big blockbuster events with sponsors, good prize money and hopefully buyers.

Show organizers and those who are curious about the work involved should find this article from the Chicago Tribune really interesting. Expo Chicago, September 22-25, is one of those big…


Long's Park

Posted by Wallace Fuller on September 21, 2016 at 6:30pm 3 Comments

Lu was accepted for the first time in at least 10 years. This is probably the most artist friendly show that we have ever done. Lu was impressed from the moment that she went to check in and came back to tell me about the most helpful woman who checked her in.

We then went to set up our tent and found that we had a fence post in the middle of it, as we were trying to figure out what to do, our block captain came by and asked…


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