Art Fair Insiders

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



Artists from North & South Carolina, sharing Art & Craft show information, opinions and networking .

Location: North & South Carolina
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Latest Activity: Sep 29

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Good resources for art fairs, galleries, workshops, etc... new to NC

Started by Doug Hoppes. Last reply by Doug Hoppes May 29. 6 Replies

Hi all!    In the Spring of 2015, my wife and I are moving to the Chapel Hill/Hillsborough/Durham area.  I'm a plein-air oil painter and sell my work in galleries, at plein-air events and used to…Continue

What NC or SC show are you looking forward to this year?

Started by Michelle Davis Petelinz. Last reply by Anne-Marie Hyatt May 4. 19 Replies

Are there any?  If so, which one(s), and why?    If there aren't any, why is that?For me, for the past 8 years, one of my best shows of the year has been Festival for the Eno, on July 4th weekend, in…Continue

Pendleton Spring Jubilee 2015

Started by Donna Rainey. Last reply by Carol Joy Shannon Apr 7. 4 Replies

Did anyone participate in the Pendleton Spring jubilee this year? If so, what was your opinion.  I did it for the first time and was so disappointed.  The categories were overly saturated. (at least…Continue

Did anyone do the first Kings Drive Art Walk in Charlotte last year?

Started by Michelle Davis Petelinz. Last reply by becky blair Jan 18. 4 Replies

I'm interested in information about the site of this April show, and whether the show is similar to Festival in the Park, in September.Thanks.Continue

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Comment by Jimmy Boston on January 15, 2015 at 8:44pm

Hello everyone! I am an emerging artist from North Carolina. How would I join the Carolina Artisians Group? 

Comment by Carol Joy Shannon on April 7, 2014 at 9:31pm

I have to revise my earlier comments about Lazy Daze. I think the craft people still do well but I can't recommend it for 2D any more. Another worthwhile show - especially for traditional painters and high end crafts - is Atalaya,at Huntington Beach State Park in SC. Check SC State Parks for application.

Comment by Jennifer K. Hamilton on April 6, 2014 at 11:35am

Looking to buy a set of used light grey pro panels. in the Carolinas area if possible.  I can drive to pick up I live near Charlotte. 

Comment by Jody Ochs on August 22, 2013 at 10:18am

What kind of work do you do Carol? I have considered it, but I do medium to high end jewelry, and it is a 5 hour drive for me as well.

Comment by Kathy Oda on August 22, 2013 at 9:44am

Back before I did shows and when I lived in Charlotte, I used to take the train up to Lazy Daze since the train station is an easy walk. I would shop till I dropped, buy from my fave artists and go back home in the evening all refreshed because I didn't have to drive.  Now it's a 5 hour drive so it would be a long day for a one day show although I have thought about it.  Best of luck this weekend!

Comment by Carol Joy Shannon on August 22, 2013 at 8:29am

One of the best Carolina shows is this Saturday - Lazy Daze in Cary, NC.  Some folks don't care for this show because they get 40,000 to 50,000 in an 8 hour show -- but it's always been good for me!  If you've never done it and you're in the area, come to downtown Cary and check it out.  If you are there, come say "hey" to me at E587 on Academy Street!

Comment by Debra Emerick on February 1, 2013 at 10:07am
I am a fused glass artist -- bright colors - cheerful - on show circuit for over 12 yrs including St. James Court. scaled back shows due to death in family. Currently available in 6 galleries. Would take on 2-3 more. Min initial limit $200- after that no limit . Turn around 2-4 wks. Editing web site now so pix not available that way now. (soon back up).
Comment by Dave Hinde on August 21, 2012 at 3:25pm

I am getting ready for the Currituck Wildlife Show September 8 & 9, 2012. Are there any other AFI members going to be there?

Comment by james shelago on August 21, 2012 at 11:00am

Well everyone, finally back home in Arizona and off the road. Working on our art gallery........have seven artists but still need artists in other fields. Need stained glass, glass, water color and pastel painters, sculpture, copper jeweler, leather crafter, unique and usual artists to round out our store. Excellent location in the Presidio in Tucson. Good oportunity, get more than 500k people during the winter. Long time art site in existance for more than 25 years and in a national historic registar building. 175 per month + 15%. open everyday but Christmas. You or anyone you know that may be interested contact me on artfairinsiders. Opportunity wont last long, most artists are signing a years contract...........and I am being very picky

Comment by Maureen Strother on May 31, 2012 at 9:47am

Hi alll. I live in SC and make wire wrapped jewelry. I am very new to the art business thing, but not to art. Since I am new to the world of art fairs I will need all the help I can get. This group sounds like a great place to learn.


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