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Booth Damage at Show

I did a show this weekend at a convention center in my city.  I set up 2 nights before the show.  The night before the show, one of the exh…

Started by Tim GottLatest Reply

What does it cost to actually put on an art show?

I know this has been discussed here before, but I can't seem to find it. There's always a lot of talk about how jury fees are out of hand,…

Started by Jim ParkerLatest Reply

Bookkeeping and taxes

Hi I am a photographer. I am not going to actually get to my first fair until April of 2016. My question is how far back can I go in writin…

Started by Grant josephLatest Reply

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What to charge for jewelry repairs?

At shows I have been doing for a long time, I always have customers bringing pieces for repair. I only repair things I’ve made. (Unless I c…

Started by Linnea Lahlum

3 Sep 16
Reply by Annette Piper

Shipping Large Art to Shows

I live in Ohio and can easily drive 9 hours to a show, but I would like to start doing shows as far away as TX and CO next year.  I know a…

Started by Britt Hallowell

0 Jul 19

Business insurance questions

I’ve been looking at vendors for business insurance, and have some questions.  In my search the same names keep coming up repeatedly: ACTin…

Started by Linnea Lahlum

29 Jul 19
Reply by Christopher Alexander

Moving Up to a Bigger Booth

I am beginning to think about next year, yes 2018, and how I want to expand.  The way I am thinking of expanding is to a bigger booth.  I h…

Started by Cindy Welch

6 Jun 27
Reply by Cindy Welch

Well it finally happened...Tent Down in Chicago

After ten years doing shows my luck finally ran out..For the first time I lost a tent at the Amy Amdur show at the North Shore Festival nea…

Started by david addario

18 Jun 21
Reply by Connie Mettler

Gift Bag Storage

Hello! I have been wrestling with my plastic gift bags for when patrons buy my work for a few shows now and wondered if anyone had any idea…

Started by Bonnie Fillenwarth

4 Jun 7
Reply by Wendy Merkle

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

55 Jun 7
Reply by Josh Trefethen

Handling Tax for Multiple Artists in one Booth

I may be running a tent at the Logan, Oh Washboard festival.  They've given us permission to have multiple artists in one booth.  What is t…

Started by Sharon Warren

4 Jun 6
Reply by Richard L. Sherer

Cash Box vs Apron

What is the best way to handle money at a craft fair?  Cash boxes are heavy and need to be locked inside a cabinet.  Assuming, of course th…

Started by Sharon Warren

3 Jun 6
Reply by Alison Thomas

Estes Park Art Market, 2017

My first show of the summer Colorado season is under way. We knocked 30 minutes of our normal 8 hour set up time, then kicked back on the d…

Started by Richard L. Sherer

1 May 26
Reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant


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