Art Fair Insiders

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

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Born Again Artist

I've been scanning AFI for months now searching for clues as to what to expect from the shows out there.  I started in this racket back in…

Started by Peter Grimord in Business of Art FairsLatest Reply

Much Bigger Show, Much More $$

Okay, I have some questions on going bigger, and hopefully better, as far as shows.  Most of my shows' booth fees have been in the $60-$150…

Started by Cindy Welch in Crafts and Craft FairsLatest Reply

Would like advice from photographers

I love photography. I suck at it, but I love it. I like the way it trains your eye to see the world differently. I enjoy shooting odd thing…

Started by Pat Sorbini in Everything ElseLatest 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.

929 on Thursday
Reply by Camryn Forrest

Jurying for Art Fairs & Craft Shows

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

391 15 minutes ago
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.

97 yesterday
Reply by Dawn Lombard

Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers

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

592 Mar 22
Pro panels
by jerry maschinot

Business of Art Fairs

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

389 yesterday
Reply by Peter Grimord

Marketing & Sales of Your Art and Crafts

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

219 on Friday
Reply by Kendra Bennett

Crafts and Craft Fairs

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

79 on Friday
Reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant

Art Show Information

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

920 9 hours ago
Reply by Jennifer K. Hamilton

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!)

874 on Thursday
Great Lakes Art Fair
by Barbara Pitorak Bloom

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.

144 Feb 26
Reply by Connie Mettler

Questions & Answers for New Members

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

173 Feb 9
Reply by Larry Berman

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.

62 Feb 19
Chattanooga, Four Bridges Hotel DEAL!
by jerry maschinot

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.

269 4 hours ago
Reply by Bill McLauchlan

In Memoriam

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

34 on Tuesday
Reply by Kathleen V. Smith

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.

21 on Thursday
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?

7 Nov 27, 2014
Reply by carrie jacobson

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