Art Fair Insiders

Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Podcast: Ten Top Tips from the Experts

Bruce Baker and Larry Berman share their Top Ten Tips on getting into art fairs and selling your work when you are there.


Booth Shot Advice

Started by Jane Johnson in Booth Examples and Reviews. Last reply by Larry Berman 35 minutes ago. 19 Replies

Etsy Order

Started by Cynthia Welch in Everything Else. Last reply by Camryn Forrest 48 minutes ago. 20 Replies

Ridge Fine Art & Handmade Wares Show

Started by Christina L. Towell in Art Fair Discussions. Last reply by Christina L. Towell 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

This site is AWESOME!

Started by Gretchen Smith in Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!. Last reply by Gretchen Smith 8 hours ago. 6 Replies

What do you call yourself?

Started by Wendy Rosen in Wholesale Business. Last reply by Wendy Rosen 10 hours ago. 17 Replies

The Crazy Things We Do as Artists

Started by Richard L. Sherer in Booth Examples and Reviews. Last reply by Greg Little 21 hours ago. 5 Replies

Questions about Tempe and Tubac

Started by carrie jacobson in Art Fair Discussions. Last reply by carrie jacobson yesterday. 2 Replies

Christmas City - Biloxi

Started by Joel Lockridge in Art Fair Discussions. Last reply by Christina L. Towell yesterday. 3 Replies

Agonizing over my website

Started by Connie Mettler in Web Site Reviews, Internet Marketing and Tech. Last reply by Oscar Matos Linares yesterday. 18 Replies


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TIP OF THE DAY: Post of the Week

The Post of the Week goes to Bob McGill for his post, "Giving discounts at art shows."  Bob came up with an idea that helped boost his sales and it works for him.  Would it work for you?


Blog Posts

Grand Rapids' Successful ArtPrize coming to Dallas

Posted by Connie Mettler on November 24, 2014 at 10:30am 7 Comments

All of us folks in Michigan have been ga-ga for many years about the amazing work and the social activity that takes place in late September in Grand Rapids at the $500,000 ArtPrize.

Guess what folks? The people in Dallas want an ArtPrize too. Texas artists take note ... this is an amazing opportunity to have your most fabulous work entered into this popular competition and a crack at the very BIG prize money.

From the…


Here they are - America's Best Art Fairs - 2014!

Posted by Connie Mettler on November 24, 2014 at 9:00am 4 Comments

Thanks to all of you who participated in the survey and shared it with others. Our second annual best art fair survey is all tallied. The purpose of the survey is to bring attention to the best shows in the country and promote "art fair tourism."



St. Joe's Krasl Art Fair Director Resigns

Posted by Connie Mettler on November 23, 2014 at 4:30pm 4 Comments

Sara Shambarger, director of art fairs at the Krasl Art Center, resigned on November 21, the organization announced. Shambarger spent 19 years directing the popular Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, and three years leading the Artisan Market fundraiser for the St. Joseph art center.

The popular St. Joe art fair was started in 1962 and has been a loved local tradition, increasing in…


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