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

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Items Necessary at a show

My husband and I are attending our first show soon and were wondering if someone out there has a list compiled of things you need (besides…

Started by marjorie bowers in Questions & Answers for New MembersLatest Reply

Losing a Friend - Tim Reilly

A friend indeed. Isn't it strange that we now "friend" strangers in a virtual way and over time they actually become friends? Such was my l…

Started by Connie Mettler in In MemoriamLatest Reply

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

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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.

891 yesterday
Reply by Doug Hoppes

Jurying for Art Fairs & Craft Shows

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

364 Sep 1
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.

79 on Wednesday
Reply by Carol Joy Shannon

Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers

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

563 on Thursday
Reply by Lynnea Bennett

Business of Art Fairs

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

371 Sep 13
Reply by Dave Piper

Marketing & Sales of Your Art and Crafts

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

205 on Wednesday
Reply by Dave Hinde

Classifieds

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

291 Aug 14
Reply by Christina L. Towell

Crafts and Craft Fairs

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

43 yesterday
Florida, Need info on Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival
by paula santos

Art Show Information

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

863 yesterday
Reply by Colleen Williams

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!)

839 6 minutes ago
Reply by Carol L Griffin

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 Sep 13
Reply by Sandy Kronberger

Questions & Answers for New Members

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

169 Aug 25
Reply by Lisa Newton

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.

60 21 hours ago
Reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant

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.

234 18 hours ago
Reply by Colleen Williams

In Memoriam

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

30 14 hours ago
Reply by Bruce Erdman

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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