Art Fair Insiders

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

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The Horror!

Cackling and horrified, I untied the loose knots holding up curtain backdrop as quickly as I was able. Thankfully and blissfully, the curta…

Started by Lynda Wallis in Booth Examples and ReviewsLatest Reply

Artist Needs Your Support. Finalist The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival on Jekyll Island

I am excited to announce that Alexandra Nicole (my daughter)  has been chosen as one of the top five finalists in Jekyll Island's Wild Geor…

Started by Lisa Newton in Artists Fund Raising, Kickstarter & contestsLatest Reply

Dammmmmit...not again. Booth Disaster in CO Springs - help?

Damn it.  Yesterday afternoon, after my 10x20 booth had been setup for just 15 minutes....I had driven about 10 minutes to get some food, w…

Started by Josh Trefethen in Business of Art FairsLatest Reply

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Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!

New to Art Fairs, or considering taking the plunge? Introduce yourself and find new friends in the art show and crafts business. Questions about the business? Before you ask look at the Forum categories below please! Try using the search box at top to find the wealth of information that's already been posted. If there's no answer post your question in Newbies Central discussion area.

873 5 hours ago
Light Dome Tent for sale and Pro Panel Shelves
by Anna Marino

Jurying for Art Fairs & Craft Shows

Preparing images for jury, presenting images, booth slides, zapplication, etc.

363 Jul 5
Reply by Larry Berman

Booth Examples and Reviews

When submitting to a jury, your booth shot can make THE difference between acceptance and rejection. If you would like feedback on your booth shot, submit your questions and photos here.

61 Jul 23
Reply by Connie Mettler

Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers

What works? What's best? How can you make it better? Tents, weights, lighting, panels, art supplies, etc.

551 Jul 22
Reply by Mary Valente

Business of Art Fairs

Taxes, self-employment issues, insurance, credit card processing, and more...

364 30 minutes ago
Reply by Cynthia Welch

Marketing & Sales of Your Art and Crafts

Share tips on marketing, making sales and presentation of art at the shows.

203 Jul 18
Reply by Connie Mettler


Reach your fellow Art Fair Insiders with anything you would like to sell here. After you have sold the item please come back to this discussion and delete it.

289 3 hours ago
Reply by Brian Boothe

Crafts and Craft Fairs

Crafts, craft shows, crafters, crafting, and all the fun of being crafty!

36 May 19
Mayfest at Historic Smithville, NJ
by Bruce Smith

Art Show Information

Talk about specific art shows, includes questions & discussion not already posted on

842 21 hours ago
Reply by Connie Mettler

Art Fair Discussions

All the dirt, all the glory, the art show business topics that don't fit into other categories... (Don't post specific show reviews or questions here but in the Show Information category above please!)

824 on Monday
Reply by Heather Jordan

Internet Marketing, Web Sites and Tech

Web site, e-commerce, and online marketing Q&A to help you sell more online after the show is over.

134 on Monday
Reply by Connie Mettler

Questions & Answers for New Members

Don't be shy. Ask the veterans. We have all the answers!

168 Jul 23
Reply by Elizabeth McNally

Hotel Tips, Home and Room Sharing for Artists

Let's save some money. Looking to share a room at an art fair or do you live near a show? Make connections here to save money and make a new friend. Got any leads on hotel prices near a show? Let us know. Also, share Priceline tips here and lodging options.

57 Jun 30
Reply by Connie Mettler

Everything Else

Share the news of your life - awards, babies, marriages, commissions, publishing, etc. What else would you like to talk about that doesn't fit a category? We're interested in all your personal stories, too.

223 6 hours ago
Part time Bookkeeper Wanted
by Connie Mettler

In Memoriam

Share information about people who are part of the art fair community: artists, artist partners, show organizers, etc.

27 yesterday
In Memoriam: Jim Barbagallo
by Connie Mettler

Artists Fund Raising, Kickstarter & contests

Looking for help as a result of an accident or financial need or wanting to win an online competition? Post your Kickstarter project, GoFundMe, or emergency fund raising here. Trying to win a competition online? We'll share it on FB and other social media.

16 on Sunday
Reply by Connie Mettler

Wholesale Business

Talk about wholesaling fine art and fine craft, both at the large wholesale markets, using a rep and on your own. What are the benefits and pitfalls?

8 on Saturday
Reply by Jeanne Morningstar Kent



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