Art Fair Insiders

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

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What are your "selling" words?

Does anyone have good tips for closing a sale?  I like talking to people, I greet them when they stop by my booth and I am friendly and hel…

Started by Marjorie Sloan in Marketing & Sales of Your Art and CraftsLatest Reply

How I Research Art Shows - Part 2

How I Research Art Shows – Part 2 Eureka! The Art Show Reviews site has a person, Julie Cottin, who is taking care of getting the reviews p…

Started by Richard L. Sherer in Art Show Information and DiscussionsLatest Reply

How I Research Art Shows - Part 3, The Last Part

How I Research Art Shows – Part 3, The Last Part Up until now we have had lists of shows and reviews to read to evaluate which shows in our…

Started by Richard L. Sherer in Art Show Information and DiscussionsLatest 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.

1063 50 minutes ago
Reply by Dan Cosgrove

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.

3 Aug 15
Reply by Carol Prevatt

Jurying for Art Fairs & Craft Shows

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

413 Jul 26
Reply by Brandi Powell

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.

132 Jun 1
Reply by Wendy Merkle

Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers

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

684 yesterday
Reply by Greg Little

For Sale or Trade

sell your art show related equipment or supplies

186 4 minutes ago
Reply by Ruth Jellema

Business of Art Fairs

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

428 Aug 5
Reply by Michael Reimer

Marketing & Sales of Your Art and Crafts

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

240 Aug 18
Reply by Cindy Welch

Art Show Information and Discussions

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

2018 on Monday
Reply by Robin Chard

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.

155 May 27
Reply by Sara Hoffland

Questions & Answers for New Members

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

197 Jul 19
Reply by Shari Akers

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.

71 Jul 6
Anacortes, WA room share? For Anacortes Art Festival
by Margaret Aden

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.

355 on Tuesday
Reply by Linnea Lahlum

In Memoriam

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

41 Jul 7
Reply by Jennifer Wiley

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?

10 Jul 2
Reply by Christina L. Towell

Southwest Artists Group

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

4 May 6
Reply by Larry Berman


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