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Webster Art Fair, Webster Groves Mo., June 2-4, 2017

Posted by Craig Roderick and Sara Beck on June 24, 2017 at 11:49am 1 Comment

For the past three weeks we have been traversing the Midwest, and in the process, doing three shows: Webster Art Fair in Webster Groves just outside of St. Louis, the Omaha Summer Art Festival, and finally Talbot Street in Indianapolis. It was our first experience at each event so I cannot make year to year comparisons. But for what it is worth, here are our experiences starting with the Webster Art Fair.

Webster Groves is a small city of approximately 23,000 residents about 10 miles…


Call for Artists: 40th Cincinnati Winterfair

Posted by Connie Mettler on June 22, 2017 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

November 24, 25 & 26
Covington, Kentucky
Northern Kentucky Convention Center
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College Hill Arts Festival- Shade and Sales

Posted by Layl McDill on June 21, 2017 at 10:04am 4 Comments

The College Hill Arts Festival is a Friday, Saturday show in Cedar Falls IA the third weekend in June. I have been told about this show for years and it finally fit into my schedule AND I finally got accepted (wait listed last year) I arrived Thursday night with a welcoming hail storm but once the skies cleared set up was easy.  It looked like most artists had set up before the storm (4:00 start for set up).  I waited out the storm for two hours and then was able to get my tent and display…


Old Town Art Fair in Chicago: Terrific Show!

Posted by John Leben on June 18, 2017 at 11:00am 5 Comments

I'm a digital artist. I sell limited edition prints of my digital paintings in multiple sizes. Its only in the last couple of years the Old Town Art Fair has accepted digital artists, or even printmakers. This show has traditionally been an "originals only" show. I'm delighted that I finally got to participate in this, the grand-daddy of all art fairs. I did very well at this show with twice the sales on Sunday than on Saturday, but this wasn't the case for all artists.

As I mentioned…


Review of San Diego Festival of the Arts - 2017

Posted by Jeff Owen on June 16, 2017 at 12:33am 3 Comments

Hi all,

The San Diego Festival of the Arts is a large show held in downtown San Diego on the waterfront in a park called Waterfront Park.

The jury selection of artists is very good with top quality artworks and no toe-rings, T-shirts, or soap-on-a-rope booths to be found.

Booth spaces are not too expensive, for California, and there is no commission charged on sales.

The show is setup in quads and some artists (quite a few) get the full quad for their…


57th Street Art Fair, Chicago

Posted by Melanie Rolfes on June 14, 2017 at 8:35pm 10 Comments

57th Street Art Fair is held the first week of June.  This was our first year at the show.  I have a love affair with Chicago but I was not familiar with Hyde Park area of Chicago except for the Science and Industry museum and University of Chicago.  It is a wonderful area and a great place to explore…


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