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Midwest Art Fair Business

Let's share the ins and outs of all the Midwest shows. What shows do you love, which do you avoid? 

Members: 53
Latest Activity: Mar 22

What is the Midwest?

Good question -- lots of states and most of the best shows in the country. We can concentrate on IL, IN, MI, WI, IA, OH, MO, KS and NE -- but we can stretch those boundaries. We're in charge here!

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Loving art fairs in small towns this summer!

Started by Kathleen J. Clausen. Last reply by Kris Tracy Mar 13. 7 Replies

It's been a long time since I started my own discussion, but this summer I've had such great experiences in smaller towns!  In July, I was at the Three Rivers Art Fair in Fort Wayne, IN.  It was a…Continue

What's the funniest thing you've ever seen a man do while shopping?

Started by Sharon Warren Mar 8. 0 Replies

For my consumer behavior class, I chose to write about opportunities in the niche market of men's jewelry.  I'm looking for some insight into what men do, and how they shop at art fairs. Do most men…Continue

Tags: Behavior, Consumer

What kind of men purchase art jewelry for themselves?

Started by Sharon Warren. Last reply by Sharon Warren Mar 8. 6 Replies

I am inexperienced with selling at art fairs and have many questions.  I have plans to sell at two shows later this year.  I'm also a marketing student at Franklin University.  I have an assignment…Continue

Tags: Behavior, Consumer

Indoor Shows

Started by Susi Schuele. Last reply by Susi Schuele Feb 28. 2 Replies

Hi all,I'm totally new to this forum so excuse me if I'm asking the wrong questions in the wrong place ;)I am just outside of Milwaukee and wondering if there are any indoor fine art shows this…Continue

Tags: art, fine, shows, indoor, wisconsin

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Comment by Barrie Lynn Bryant on December 12, 2015 at 1:11pm

Marion Arts Festival in Iowa. Brookside Art Annual in Kansas City. Lots of good deadlines approaching in January. WOOHOO!

Comment by Fiona Payne on December 16, 2015 at 12:51pm

How about MN?

Comment by Christina L. Towell on December 17, 2015 at 10:03am

So many art fairs, so little time...Arts, Beats and Eats - Royal Oak, MI, the Birmingham, MI art fairs, Detroit Urban Craft Fair, Ridge Fine Art and Craft, Ann Arbor Art Fair (the grandaddy) and the list goes on and on...

Comment by Kathleen J. Clausen on December 22, 2015 at 9:49pm

Lakefront Art Fair in Michigan City, IN.  Smallish.  Very nicely juried, $ awards, responsive organizers.

Kettering, OH.  One day show in August.  Very nice selection of artists.

Comment by carrie jacobson on December 23, 2015 at 12:26pm

Omaha Summer Arts Festival was good for me. I've only done it once, but it was well-organized, and tons of people came and bought. And they were very, very nice people. Set-up and take-down are easy. The 11Worth restaurant alone is practically worth the trip. I dig Omaha. 

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