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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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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 on Wednesday
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

Why do some fair applications ask for a temporary seller's permit when an annual one (is it annual?) is free?

Hi everyone, I just got my state of California seller's permit for selling as an independent artist. I have an option of attending a class,…

Started by Kristen Truesdail

0 May 25

Indoor Art Shows?

Is there a list collected of indoor shows?  I cannot continue to do outdoor shows and thought I might see if there are enough to justify do…

Started by Victoria L. Herring

15 May 17
Reply by Connie Mettler


I have been doing the Golden Fine Arts for over 10 years and always paid my sales tax at the end of the show. It was never a big deal and n…

Started by Richard L. Sherer

17 Apr 18
Reply by Marc Rochkind

Professional Sales Reps

Has anyone ever hired someone to sell your wares on the fair circuit?  I've met some here and there when I've exhibited.  They do it full t…

Started by Shannon Rose

9 Feb 22
Reply by brian murphy


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