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

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House Fire in NH. Artists lose everything.

Early in the morning on 11/21/14, John and Mary Beth Cole of Wolfeboro, NH were awakened by the barking their dog, Miss Kitty.  Their house…

Started by lisa cutler in Everything ElseLatest Reply

Agonizing over my website

How is that website coming? Is it working for you? Does it help promote your business, do you market it, or is it a time suck, or just anot…

Started by Connie Mettler in Web Site Reviews, Internet Marketing and TechLatest Reply

Art Shows & Spouses

Do they mix well? How do you convince a spouse that this is what we do?  I am getting ready for 2015. My problem was I picked some local sh…

Started by Heather Jordan 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.

909 Dec 5
fairsandfestivals.net
by Stephen White

Jurying for Art Fairs & Craft Shows

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

377 Dec 12
Reply by Maureen Zwier

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.

90 Dec 10
Reply by Cynthia Welch

Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers

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

575 on Monday
Reply by Alison Thomas

Business of Art Fairs

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

385 on Tuesday
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.

214 Dec 9
Reply by Wendy Rosen

Classifieds

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

284 Aug 14
Reply by Christina L. Towell

Crafts and Craft Fairs

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

50 Dec 8
Detroit Urban Craft Fair
by Christina L. Towell

Art Show Information

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

882 21 hours ago
Reply by Tamara Kelly

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!)

854 yesterday
Reply by Robert M. Wallis

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.

142 yesterday
Reply by Leanne Howie

Questions & Answers for New Members

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

172 Dec 11
Reply by Thomas Felsted

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.

61 Nov 19
Lodging suggestions for 3 Florida shows in February 2015
by Janet Campbell

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.

249 yesterday
Reply by Connie Mettler

In Memoriam

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

32 Dec 1
In Memoriam - Walt Majewski
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.

18 Oct 8
Reply by Pauline Haas-Vaughn

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
Reply by carrie jacobson

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