Art Fair Insiders

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

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frustration and feeling like the biggest loser

I feel I have learned some in participating in shows, but mostly I feel like a failure. I have literally only sold two items last year that…

Started by kara unland in Marketing & Sales of Your Art and CraftsLatest Reply

Sale without a price

It might be nice to institute a rule. If someone is going to list an item for sale, on this site. They MUST list a for sale price. Too many…

Started by Larry Sohn in For Sale, Trade or RentLatest Reply

Sales Techniques or Conversation Starters

I am fairly new to festival selling. The last time that I exhibited was 2007 & 2009 as an emerging artist at the Des Moines Art Festiva…

Started by Brandi Powell in Marketing & Sales of Your Art and CraftsLatest 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.

1187 2 hours ago
Lightdome canopy for sale Palm Bay, FL $750
by Ted Damiano

Art Fair Reviews

Write your review of a show you've participated in right here.

2 Oct 12, 2017
Cottonwood Art Festival Richardson TX
by Melanie Rolfes

Jurying for Art Fairs & Craft Shows

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

436 Mar 17
Reply by Linnea Lahlum

Art Show Information and Discussions

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

2119 5 hours ago
Reply by Linnea Lahlum

Business of Art Fairs

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

449 Mar 5
Reply by David S. Hoornstra

Call for Artists

shows looking for artists to apply; administrators of the site only post here

7 6 hours ago
Reply by Erik Jensen

Ask the Photographer

Questions about images, camera settings, lighting, backgrounds and anything else you might want to know about your jury images can be asked. Larry Berman has been working with artists for over 10 years helping them improve their jury images.

11 Nov 29, 2017
Reply by Judy Christian

Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers

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

743 yesterday
Reply by Chuck Hinrichs Jr.

For Sale, Trade or Rent

Sell your art show related equipment or supplies. If you have display equipment you rarely use, consider offering it for rental locally. And you can post if you're looking to rent a display. Don't forget to add a location to each post.

458 yesterday
Reply by Brian Blackmore

Buy, Sell or Trade Pro Panels

Dedicated Pro Panel category - buy, sell or trade right here (sponsored by Pro Panels)

38 Mar 16
Reply by Kyra Richter

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.

157 45 minutes ago
Reply by Larry Berman

Marketing & Sales of Your Art and Crafts

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

254 Mar 17
Reply by Jim Harris

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.

157 Dec 23, 2017
Reply by Sheila Lamberson

Questions & Answers for New Members

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

214 on Thursday
Reply by Jessica Curning-Kuenzi

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.

76 Oct 9, 2017
Reply by Larry Sohn

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.

398 Feb 23
Reply by Richard L. Sherer

In Memoriam

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

48 Feb 6
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?

11 Dec 18, 2017
Reply by Mary Strope


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