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What are you doing this weekend? March 27-29, 2015

Started by Connie Mettler in Everything Else. Last reply by Bill McLauchlan 3 hours ago. 18 Replies

Tent Weights: How to Affix to Tent

Started by Tony De Masi in Booth Examples and Reviews. Last reply by Tina Pietsch 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

Brookgreen Gardens Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Started by Tim Dardis in Art Show Information. Last reply by Jennifer K. Hamilton 20 hours ago. 3 Replies

Booth Feedback

Started by Dawn Lombard in Booth Examples and Reviews. Last reply by Dawn Lombard on Saturday. 5 Replies

Born Again Artist

Started by Peter Grimord in Business of Art Fairs. Last reply by Peter Grimord on Friday. 18 Replies

Current Offenders in the Buy/Sale Category

Started by Lois Anderson in Crafts and Craft Fairs. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant on Friday. 18 Replies

Give Back

Started by Casey Sheppard in Artists Fund Raising, Kickstarter & contests. Last reply by Connie Mettler on Thursday. 1 Reply

It's About Time

Started by Marguerite McGrath in Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!. Last reply by Camryn Forrest on Thursday. 3 Replies

Great Lakes Art Fair

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Call for Artists: 11th Annual Art, Beer & Wine Festival

Posted by Connie Mettler on March 29, 2015 at 7:56pm 0 Comments

June 6

Jackson, Michigan

Ella Sharp Museum & Park
12 noon-6pm
45 Exhibitors
Deadline: April 13…
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LAST Call: 10th Annual Art Spectacular at the Carillon

Posted by Connie Mettler on March 28, 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

September 12 & 13
Springfield, Illinois
Presented by the Rees Carillon Society
50 Artists
Deadline: March 31

Why you want to be…
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Holding Down the Booth: Part 3 - Commercial weights

Posted by Connie Mettler on March 28, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

There are just a few options for purchasing weights, commercially made. Sculptor Jim Eaton with an industrial design background made and sold the Eaton Weights, Happifeet was another product available for some time and every now and then those John Deere tractor weights show up. The weights made precisely for tents usually come with an attaching system specifically designed for tents.

1. Dumbbells:…

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2015 Prizewinners from the La Quinta Arts Festival

Posted by Connie Mettler on March 27, 2015 at 4:59pm 0 Comments

Arguably the best art festival in the country took place March 5-8 in La Quinta, CA. I've been promised by several people a review of the show (it was so good maybe they don't want to share), but an art fair patron sent me this because she wanted attention to be paid. Congrats to these artists!…

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Bill McLauchlan replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? March 27-29, 2015
"Yes we are. Today was better than yesterday. Don't know what the difference is but most…"
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Tina Pietsch replied to Tony De Masi's discussion Tent Weights: How to Affix to Tent
"Other thread on this subject but most favor suspending vs sitting weights on the ground. I use…"
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Southdown Platnaton/Museum Marketplace

I had mentioned that this weekend I was doing Southdown Plantation's Marketplace.  I wanted to…See More
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Connie Mettler commented on John Leben's blog post Downtown Naples: Fifth & Final Florida Art Fair for Michigan Artist
"Thanks for your Florida reports, John. And thank you for sharing sales figures, it really helps…"
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Connie Mettler replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? March 27-29, 2015
"Are you at Englewood also, Bill? Hope the sales continued on Sunday. What do you attribute the…"
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Connie Mettler replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? March 27-29, 2015
"Up 50-60%!! That has to be so encouraging, Geoff. How many years have you been at this now? Do you…"
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Jeri Vitello replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Flourish mesh walls w/EZ-Up, or Trimline Purchase?
"I just contacted Flourish about my EZ Up staBars and whether they could be used on the…"
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Tent Weights: How to Affix to Tent

I have my own ideas on how to build my tent weights, but my question is is it better to have the…See More
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Larry Berman replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Flourish mesh walls w/EZ-Up, or Trimline Purchase?
"You'll have to contact flourish to see if the mesh walls could be used for both. I've…"
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Cindy Welch commented on Barrie Lynn Bryant's blog post Review: Fairhope Arts & Crafts . . . & Pussy Willow!
"Oh, I wanted to add this .... when the ladies were doing the photo letters, dh heard several people…"
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Cindy Welch commented on Barrie Lynn Bryant's blog post Review: Fairhope Arts & Crafts . . . & Pussy Willow!
"I bet I know the lady who was doing the photo letters.  We had one of those next to us last…"
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Elizabeth Kline replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Flourish mesh walls w/EZ-Up, or Trimline Purchase?
"Thanks Larry, for your advice! I would love to get both, but feel I have to make a choice of one…"
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Larry Berman replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Flourish mesh walls w/EZ-Up, or Trimline Purchase?
"Besides the Trimline, you'll still need the mesh walls which come with stabars. The walls…"
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Flourish mesh walls w/EZ-Up, or Trimline Purchase?

Hello. I have been researching new display options for this coming summer season of shows in the…See More
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Wallace Fuller commented on Barrie Lynn Bryant's blog post Review: Fairhope Arts & Crafts . . . & Pussy Willow!
"For me it was beer can art on one side and a lady puting mass produced photo letters to spell out…"
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