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Big Four Bridge, Louisville

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Cindy Welch replied to Greg Little's discussion Tennessee Craft Fair this weekend in Nashville
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Don Hyson commented on Don Hyson's blog post West End Art Festival, LaGrange, IL
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Robert Wallis replied to Dinah Morrison's discussion Big Four Bridge, Louisville
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Art Fest at Castle Rock, CO, September 9-10, 2017 How Was it?

I saw that AFI'er Brian Bekun did this one. I'm curious as to how it went this year.   I am…See More
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King Street Alexandria Art Festival, VA

Posted by Melanie Rolfes on September 19, 2017 at 7:11pm 0 Comments

This review will consist of images, links and a few words. I believe this is my 6th show here. I have…


Advice on print racks

Posted by Jeneen Hobby on September 19, 2017 at 10:22am 0 Comments

Can anyone give me any advice on new print racks that I need to buy? I've been using the cheap wooden ones for six years now, two of which broke this season. I need ones that have a relatively deep gusset or bottom area to hold a fair amount of prints. I need ones to fit both 12 x 16 and 18 x 24 prints. I was next to another photographer at a show this weekend, and she had the Jack Richeson black canvas medium print racks, that looked nice enough and were much deeper than mine, which was a…


Greenwich Village Art Fair, Rockford, IL

Posted by Don Hyson on September 19, 2017 at 9:45am 0 Comments

I attended this art fair for the first time this past weekend, September 16-17, 2017.  The traffic was excellent on Saturday and I did really well in terms of sales.  Traffic and sales were down for me on Sunday but all in all a good show...a little over $1000 for the weekend.  Met many nice people and was set up next to a photographer from Aurora, IL.  Dave Barnes and his wife Donna are very nice and made the weekend more fun.  I bought a photograph on canvas from Dave...picture of four…


Art in the Park, Freeport, IL

Posted by Don Hyson on September 19, 2017 at 9:37am 0 Comments

This is a one day show the Sunday before Labor Day from 10-5:00.  I did this show last year and had almost $1100 in sales; did the show again this year and had almost $1000 in sales.  The show had only 30 vendors so sales of this magnitude seems very good to me.  Maybe my art fits well with the clientele.  I recommend this venue for other artists in the area.  The booth fee is only $65 if entry is early.  The show is also juried.

Mountain State Art and Craft Festival

Posted by Wallace Fuller on September 18, 2017 at 6:49pm 2 Comments

Lu and I did something that we have never done in 50 years of doing Art Fairs. We arrived at Mountain State Art and Craft Festival in Ripley, WV on Thursday to set up for the weekend. When we arrived we found that the booth space assigned to us was totally unacceptable. It was a10' x 20' vertical space in a U shaped tent arrangement facing another tent in the middle of the U shape. There was only one entrance to the tents as one side was closed off by a…

Call for Artists: Garage Sale Art Fair - 22nd Annual

Posted by Connie Mettler on September 17, 2017 at 9:40pm 0 Comments

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Kalamazoo, Michigan


Kalamazoo Expo Center and Fairgrounds

Presented by Road Wife Productions LLC 

(Bonnie Blandford & Michael Kifer)

145+ artists depending on the number of double booths…


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