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Booth picture review

Started by Vivian Gaston in Booth Examples and Reviews. Last reply by Vivian Gaston 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Naples Art Fest Jan 24 & 25th 2015

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Open House

Started by Cynthia Welch in Marketing & Sales of Your Art and Crafts. Last reply by Cynthia Welch 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

Wanted 5 x 8 trailer

Started by Jean Garrett in Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!. Last reply by Jean Garrett 7 hours ago. 3 Replies

Maybe Next Time?

Started by Christina L. Towell in Crafts and Craft Fairs. Last reply by Christina L. Towell 12 hours ago. 15 Replies

What are you doing this weekend: October 17-19, 2014?

Started by Connie Mettler in Everything Else. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant yesterday. 19 Replies

Emerging Artists Programs

Started by Curtis Beck in Art Fair Discussions. Last reply by Curtis Beck yesterday. 14 Replies

Vans, Rugs

Started by carrie jacobson in Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers. Last reply by Greg Little yesterday. 5 Replies

Booth Shot Advice

Started by Jane Johnson in Booth Examples and Reviews. Last reply by Jane Johnson on Monday. 4 Replies


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LAST DAY -10/21 - take and share the "Best Art Fairs in America" 2014 Survey. Artists: take the survey, send to your friends:

Then send this survey for patrons to your mailing list:

TIP OF THE DAY: Post of the Week

The Post of the Week goes to Oscar Matos Linares for his post, "What it means to be a hispanic artist in United States of America in year 2014."  Have you experienced any racism at shows?


Blog Posts

Call for Artists: Des Moines Arts Festival

Posted by Connie Mettler on October 19, 2014 at 6:38pm 0 Comments

June 26-28

Des Moines, Iowa

Downtown at Western Gateway Park

surrounding the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park

194 Artists 

Deadline: October 31…


Why the "Best Art Fair" survey?

Posted by Connie Mettler on October 18, 2014 at 8:31am 4 Comments

It's all about the marketing, folks.

Mission of our sites: Bring people to attend the art fairs to buy art and support the artists.

Mission of the survey: Spread the word about the best art fairs in the country through the media to attract people to come to the shows and use the Best Art Fairs page as a planner for their travels, enabling "art fair tourism."

You have a stake in this…


Winner: September Post of the Month - Melanie Rolfes

Posted by Connie Mettler on October 16, 2014 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

Melanie Rolfes wins "post of the month" for her review, "Alexandria and Arlington, VA, art shows." Along with her cohorts Matt Estrada, Reid Watts, Matt Estrada, Oscar Matos Linares and Barry Bernstein she celebrates another year of survival.

This is how we do it ...

Posted by Connie Mettler on October 14, 2014 at 5:30pm 8 Comments

And a very big reward goes out to photographer Xavier Nuez who not only gets into an amazing number of the top shows, but brings his own buyers to the shows:

I took this photo in Xavier's booth. The sign up was hanging on his…


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