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

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You can tell you're at a bad show when..

Patrons are wearing giant hats shaped like beer steins with a head of foam on top. There are more artists than patrons. The Kettle Corn g…

Started by Robert M. Wallis in Art Fair DiscussionsLatest Reply

The Horror!

Cackling and horrified, I untied the loose knots holding up curtain backdrop as quickly as I was able. Thankfully and blissfully, the curta…

Started by Lynda Wallis in Booth Examples and ReviewsLatest Reply

Dammmmmit...not again. Booth Disaster in CO Springs - help?

Damn it.  Yesterday afternoon, after my 10x20 booth had been setup for just 15 minutes....I had driven about 10 minutes to get some food, w…

Started by Josh Trefethen 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.

885 2 hours ago
Reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant

Jurying for Art Fairs & Craft Shows

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

363 Jul 5
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.

69 11 hours ago
buying a new tent, need advice/info
by megan mckinnon

Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers

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

559 4 hours ago
Reply by Karole Bowlds

Business of Art Fairs

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

370 1 hour ago
Reply by Jeanne Morningstar Kent

Marketing & Sales of Your Art and Crafts

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

203 yesterday
Reply by Susan Aggson

Classifieds

We are no longer posting Classifieds in the Discussion area. Please post in the "Classified" in the Groups.

292 Aug 14
Reply by Christina L. Towell

Crafts and Craft Fairs

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

37 12 hours ago
Reply by Cynthia Welch

Art Show Information

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

851 14 hours ago
Bonita Springs Council says art fair can stay downtown
by Connie Mettler

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!)

832 6 hours ago
Reply by Chris Hoyt

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.

137 2 hours ago
Reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant

Questions & Answers for New Members

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

168 Jul 23
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.

58 15 hours ago
Hotel share for Fourth Street Festival of Arts and Crafts - Bloomington Indiana
by Robin Chard

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.

228 14 hours ago
Reply by Connie Mettler

In Memoriam

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

29 yesterday
Reply by Connie Mettler

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.

16 Jul 27
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?

8 Jul 26
Reply by Jeanne Morningstar Kent

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