Art Fair Insiders

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

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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.

821 on Tuesday
Reply by Camryn Forrest

Jurying for Art Fairs & Craft Shows

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

353 on Thursday
Reply by Bill McLauchlan

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.

52 on Thursday
Reply by Jack Glaab

Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers

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

530 23 hours ago
Reply by Kathleen Caid

Business of Art Fairs

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

356 Apr 11
Reply by Rich Terry

Marketing & Sales of Your Art and Crafts

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

198 Apr 10
Reply by Camryn Forrest


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 mark "SOLD."

517 21 hours ago
Reply by Victoria Primicias

Crafts and Craft Fairs

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

36 Feb 10
Reply by Loralea Kirby

Art Show Information

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

816 12 hours ago
Reply by Jack Glaab

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!)

804 16 hours ago
Reply by Chris Hoyt

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.

128 Mar 22
Reply by Susan Neves

Questions & Answers for New Members

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

161 yesterday
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.

55 Apr 12
I have a great place to stay in Chicago.

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.

203 Mar 21
Reply by Scott Pakulski

In Memoriam

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

23 Feb 2
Reply by Jacki Bilsborrow

Artists Fund Raising, Kickstarter & more

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

14 on Thursday
Reply by John Leben

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?

6 on Monday
Reply by Diane Wright



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