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Southwest and Pacific Coast Artists

Fine artist,crafters from way out west coming together to further our goals and industry, and just plain make good friends.

Location: Prescott, Arizona
Members: 125
Latest Activity: yesterday

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Scottsdale Arts Festival 2015

Started by Robbie Curnow. Last reply by Steph Mader yesterday. 9 Replies

I know Scottsdale has been discussed many times, but my questions are about actually attending the show. I applied this year and was accepted for 2015.It is going to be a costly show, so I am trying to watch my expenses. So here is my question to…Continue

Tags: fairs, Arizona, art, hotels, festival

Kayenta Art Festival, Ivins, UT

Started by Savina Francisco. Last reply by Savina Francisco Oct 14. 2 Replies

The organizers did an amazing job of taking care of us Artists; there were volunteers who came around with cold water and snacks throughout the day, which was so appreciated. Checkin was also easy and organized and they had someone to show us to our…Continue

Tags: southern, kayenta, festival, festivals, utah

Western Art Week

Started by Ernie Komarek. Last reply by Thomas Felsted Oct 13. 1 Reply

I'm curious to know if anyone here is planning to attend one of these shows next March in Great Falls, MT. Or, have you participated in previous shows during Western Art Week? I'm keeping fingers and toes crossed to get juried into "The Russell"…Continue

Huntington Beach Music, Art and Food Festival

Started by Kevin frosch. Last reply by Pat Falk Sep 23. 13 Replies

It tanked. Promoter dipped all who participated(artist,food and partrons) very little advertising, bad festival design.

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Comment by steve appel yesterday
Going to albu for thanksgiving and a show then tempe then done. Yeh!!!!!!!
Comment by Steph Mader yesterday

I got into Scottsdale for next year, but not La Quinta (surprise). I'd love some advice about another show on either side of Scottsdale. I'm coming down from Washington state. Is anything still open for application & worth trying? Thanks

Comment by Kay Cummins yesterday
Ha ha. Victim of auto correct! Purpose is what I meant. :-)
Comment by Kay Cummins yesterday
Like Mindy mentioned. Sometimes a local show with a calm but interested patrons is just what we need. I do Hidden in the Hills a studio tour and for me it is perfect. I have met collectors and that makes a
Difference. HITH is a studio tour in carefree, cave creek and N Scottsdale hosted by the Sonoran Arts League. You must be an AZ artist. It is the weekend b4 and after thanksgiving so 6 days total. I'm at studio #41. Come check it out.

After that I shift gears for Tempe and I'm trying the Phoenix Festival too.

I'm thankful for my artists friends and all the travels and porpoise it has givin me. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you are
Comment by Mindy Kocchi yesterday

My review for the Artfest show is... According to the records I kept since 2011, my sales have improved by $300 each year. 

The crowds there at Artfest were what they normally are. This isn't a street show where tons of people come to walk around and eat. It's an art in the park show so it's kind of quite and calming. The crowds come at all times of the day. Depending on where they parked is when you will see a crowd of people verses a slow bunch waling by. This isn't a show for a lot of elderly to come to. There probably is too much traffic being near Scottsdale Rd for them. 

This show is too much for entry fee but I like it because it's local and I make good enough $. 

Comment by Brian Billings yesterday

I know the Artfest on 5th Ave has been take over by Artisan Markets. Same area, this year it runs same day as the Thunderbird and Tempe show December 5-7.

Comment by Kevin frosch yesterday
Do not know but when I asked about his other shows I was told that this is the only one he is going to do. Guess we will have to wait and see.
Comment by steve appel yesterday

i heard that frank was no longer doing shows  he was retiring  so who will run it.

Comment by Kevin frosch yesterday
Oh I forget, the art was really, really good at this show
Comment by Kevin frosch yesterday
Here it is. Scottsdale art fest. Set is on Friday after 1 pm depending on your location it could be tough. Fortunately I was able to drive within a 75 ft of my booth. Saturday started good by slowed to a crawl by mid afternoon. Sunday was just an ok day. The crowds were not large either day but I did manage to make a decent show of it. The weather was great all weekend. I would give this show another try.
 

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