Art Fair Insiders

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

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We're so glad you joined us and welcome you to this community. Its purpose is to answer your questions about the art fair business, meet other like-minded people, share the latest news and help you earn a living. Most questions are answered in the FAQ's and the How to Post

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Comment by Michelle Murray on October 23, 2016 at 3:33pm

I am going to need a White 10 x 10 Tent at some point and wondered what brand or company offers good quality tents.  Also any other suggestions on setting up a nice booth space?  This is new to me.  So what types of hooks or hangers, type & size of signs, Comfortable Chair to take to show, etc, etc?

Comment by Ines Smrz on August 15, 2016 at 10:29am


After many attempts, I am not being successful up loading two photos for an art tent I want to sell. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this?

Comment by Andrea Wilkes-Jones on April 29, 2016 at 12:12pm
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Comment by Andrea Wilkes-Jones on April 29, 2016 at 12:11pm
I am interested in your tent. I just lost a tent at a show two weeks ago and I'm in need of a new one. Andrea
Comment by Filomena Booth on April 29, 2016 at 12:02pm

I don't know if I am posting this in the right place, but here goes!

I recently purchased a Light Dome tent, pro-panels, and everything that one could possibly need to get started in the art show circuit.  Unfortunately, due to health reasons, I will be unable to do art shows.  As soon as I am able, I will set up the entire display.  Everything is in excellent, practically new condition.  I purchased all this in Feb. of this year from an artist who was retiring from art festivals. 

I live in Inverness, Florida and if you are interested in seeing the equipment or have questions, please contact me. 

Fil Booth


Comment by LI HUANG on April 19, 2016 at 4:02pm

hello everyone!!!

Comment by Richard L. Sherer on March 31, 2016 at 2:03pm

Ron Andrews, I will take it. PM me with payment details at Thanks

Comment by Ron Andrews on March 31, 2016 at 10:19am

I have a Rio Grande Hot Spot jump ring soldering machine.  I do not use it.  Is there any jeweler out there that could use this.  Will let is go for $150.00 and that includes shipping.  It's in excellent condition and used maybe 4 or 5 times.

Comment by Anne Gresock on March 6, 2016 at 8:46am

For Sale: A complete set of Graphic Display grid panels that fit into a 10 x 10 tent or stand alone. The pieces are: nine 37" x 6' panels, nine 12" height extenders, 8 gray covers, 1 navy blue accent cover, stands, connectors and hanger hooks included. Plus a set of 4 Flourish tent weight bags. Total value new $1600. Selling for $500 or best offer. In Virginia Beach

Comment by Andrea Wilkes-Jones on February 10, 2016 at 11:29am

I make jewelry and most of my jewelry does not look good laying flat for pictures.  Sometimes my bracelets just do not look right just sitting on glass.  Is it ever acceptable to use a neckform or a model to use in jury photos?

Comment by steve plumer on January 16, 2016 at 8:53am

Question,  I am in need of clear envelopes and backing boards for prints, various sizes.  Does anyone have a recommendation on who to order from? Steve


Comment by Ellen McKay on November 19, 2015 at 4:11pm

Greetings Insiders!  

I have a list of art fair questions on various topics, and would like to post the list somewhere, but which discussion would be best for a list?


Comment by Patrick Ober on October 26, 2015 at 8:11am
Good morning! Thanks for allowing me to sign up. I started making jewelry and other larger pieces in 1992. Went to college for sculpture and printmaking. Then took my first jewelry class at MICA in 2000, plus started teaching Chainmail jewelry in Baltimore, MD. 2016 will be my first year as a full time crafts person. I have ver seldom done shows, once a year on average.

Thanks again, I'm looking forward to getting as much advise as possible,
Comment by Sarah DuChaine on August 11, 2015 at 4:38pm

Hello Everybody! Thank you for accepting me into your world on here! It asks on here what you are missing...nothing, I don't think!! I'm Sarah, I have been making jewelry for about two years, self taught. 

Comment by Karla Aromi on May 9, 2015 at 4:43pm

Hello every one!

Comment by Connie Mettler on March 27, 2015 at 1:02pm

Eileen - yes it does matter the color of your tent. Just think about that blue tent and what it makes your work look like? or a striped one -- think about sunshine and the light on your work ... there is a reason most everyone has a white one.

Comment by Eileen meyer on March 25, 2015 at 10:40pm
Does it matter the color of your tent
Comment by Marilyn Kelly on October 3, 2014 at 6:22pm
This is so great. You beat Sunshine Artist by a mile! So glad I found your site!
Comment by Leanne Howie on October 2, 2014 at 12:28pm

Appreciate the critiques on AFI regarding art shows, this helps in determining whether to do a show or not. 

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