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What are you doing this weekend? October 2-4, 2015?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill McLauchlan yesterday. 16 Replies

Tabletop Matcutter for Sale, Fletcher 2100

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Chandler Shrink Wrap Machine For Sale

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Bill McLauchlan replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? October 2-4, 2015?
"Amy - If we get any money back that would be amazing.  The reality is that by canceling 36 hours before the show, I'm guessing most of the costs were incurred.  I would rather see the show make good on their "supplier" bills…"
Amy Lennard Gmelin replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? October 2-4, 2015?
"I also agree with the call to cancel the show, but not so sure about the "partial refund" that was referred to in the cancellation e-mail or the time frame of a "few weeks" to let us know if we will be getting a refund. Do you…"
Judy Christian replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? October 2-4, 2015?
"I'm home. The Waterford Fair in VA was cancelled, plans to reschedule-when? "
Bill McLauchlan replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? October 2-4, 2015?
"No alternate date and that makes sense. Too many complications not the least of which is artists starting to head to FL soon. Every artist I spoke to/heard from agreed this was the right decision and all are looking forward to applying next year."
Connie Mettler replied to John Deng's discussion I have a set of 4 mesh panel for sell in the group Classifieds
"I just saw them on the Light Dome site:"
Connie Mettler replied to John Deng's discussion I have a set of 4 mesh panel for sell in the group Classifieds
"John, I looked at your images. From what I can see these are not Flourish panels, but Light Dome ones. "
Connie Mettler commented on Christina L. Towell's blog post Funky Ferndale, D.I.Y. and Rust Belt Market
"OMG! That is the first time you have said something positive on this site, Paul! I'm excited about that. I know Mark Loeb really works hard. Great to hear this."
Connie Mettler commented on Larry Berman's blog post Bodies vs. Buyers
"I was at that presentation, flash mobs, dancers, to attract the public and make the event interactive ... sure looked like fun, may bring in the people and they'll want to be there again next year -- BUT -- that turns the artists into part of…"

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publisher of &; art fair organizer and consultant
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Royal Oak, MI, and the following weekend the State Street Show in Ann Arbor. Baptism by fire!
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
When you go home with fat pockets.
Best show ever and why
Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair 2001 - best sales ever at an art show, lots of money flowing in the streets of Ann Arbor. We went home and paid all our bills!
Worst show ever and why
As beginners, grasping at anything, got talked into an "art show" at Boysville, a fundraiser at a rural boy's reformatory. The first day we pocketed $5 in sales. Instead of spending the night we cancelled our hotel reservation and went home.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I started to build an online community around the nation's art fair business so artists and others could connect with one another for mutual support and fellowship.

Here is a recent interview "about me"

Another one on Barney Davey's Art Business Blog: Art Fair Insiders - Connie Mettler - the Real Deal:

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Here is my story in the ZAPP News, 8/1/13:
Industry Spotlight: Connie Mettler, Creator of ArtFairInsiders and ArtFairCalendar
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One of a Kind Spring Show - 6 Days Left to Apply

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Call for Artists: 12th Annual Artisphere

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 10:46pm 0 Comments

May 13-15, 2016
Greenville, South Carolina
Presented by:  Artisphere
120 Artists
Deadline: October 15…

Call for Artists: 22nd Annual Melbourne Fall Art Festival

Posted on September 27, 2015 at 9:10pm 0 Comments

November 6-8 

Melbourne, Florida

Presented by: Melbourne Main Street

200 Artists

Deadline:  October 8

Application Fee:  $32

Booth Fee:  $265



Call for Artists: 5th Annual ArtWorks Art Studio Clearance

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 10:43pm 0 Comments

January 23
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Presented by:  ArtWorks Wisconsin
80 Artists
Deadline:  October…

Call for Artists: 34th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 8:41am 0 Comments

March 3-6

La Quinta, California  
Presented by La Quinta Arts Foundation

220 artists
Deadline:  September 30…


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At 1:30am on September 26, 2015, Marina Veiler said…

Thank you for adding me Connie! I'm still confused about how this forum works... Okay, times to go to bed - only 8 hours left to my next art fair set up time... :D

At 10:17am on September 22, 2015, Barry Middleton said…

Thank you, Connie. This is a great discovery and a great website!

At 9:09am on September 22, 2015, Betty Barrett said…

Thanks, Connie, glad to be part of a great group! 

At 12:42am on September 22, 2015, Liz Rees said…

Thanks! Hope to learn a lot from the group.

At 11:15pm on September 15, 2015, Annette Klyberg said…
Thank you for the nice welcome. I am a newbie and have already learned a lot from reading discussions.
At 5:47pm on September 9, 2015, Matt Suess said…

Thanks Connie - glad to have finally joined.

At 11:01am on September 9, 2015, Lori McAlister said…

Thanks so much, Connie. We're paddling with all our oars for this year's festival, but I look forward to getting better acquainted with you all in that breathing space that will follow the event.

At 9:58pm on September 8, 2015, Merrilee Harrigan said…

Thanks for the welcome, Connie, I am a newbie and I"m sure will learn from other members.

At 5:02pm on September 8, 2015, Kat Peters-Midland said…

Thanks Connie! I look forward to getting involved with this community!!

At 2:07pm on September 7, 2015, John B. Weller said…

Thanks, Connie. I look forward to learning from this great community.


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