Art Fair Insiders

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

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How time Zapps... Zapplication Conference!

In other words, "How time fly's".  It has been a month since I attended the Zapplication Conference. Due to life's busyness and a family fu…

Started by Joyce Wathen in Business of Art FairsLatest Reply

Need your help To keep art fairs alive and well in Scottsdale Arizona, and everywhere!

Dear AFI friends, artists in Arizona could use your support! If you can get behind local artists who are contributing to a lively and vital…

Started by Diana Ferguson in Business of Art FairsLatest Reply

Ethical Items at Art Fairs

I was recently in a disappointing art fair (sales were very low and there was little to no advertising of the art fair). I do paintings for…

Started by Shelly Leit 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.

977 yesterday
Reply by Cindy Welch

Jurying for Art Fairs & Craft Shows

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

400 yesterday
Reply by Phil McCrain

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.

112 yesterday
Reply by Kathleen Barris

Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers

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

632 2 hours ago
Reply by diane hoppmann

For Sale or Trade

sell your art show related equipment or supplies

51 37 minutes ago
Reply by Carol Fogelsong

Business of Art Fairs

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

409 Nov 18
Reply by Barry Bernstein

Marketing & Sales of Your Art and Crafts

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

232 Nov 17
Reply by E. Lee Wilson, Jr.

Art Show Information and Discussions

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

1948 on Monday
Suncoast Arts Fest tampa FL
by Al Jones

Web Site Reviews, Internet Marketing and Tech

Web site reviews, e-commerce tips, and online marketing Q&A to help you sell more online after the show is over. Show us your website and we'll review it here.

150 Oct 21
Reply by Wendi Kelly

Questions & Answers for New Members

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

185 Sep 18
Reply by Randi Lorber

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.

67 Oct 12
Reply by Barbara Pitorak Bloom

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.

315 on Sunday
Reply by Cindy Welch

In Memoriam

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

39 Oct 15
Reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant

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?

9 Nov 5
Reply by Brenda Flynn

Southwest Artists Group

Let's share information about shows in the Southwest - you don't have to live there to join in.

4 on Wednesday
Reply by Steve. Apple


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