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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.

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Call for Artists: UnCommon Markets - new!

Posted on October 27, 2016 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

6 Monthly Markets beginning November 19 …

You Should've Been there with me! Part I

Posted on October 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

8th Annual Arts Festival Conference, Oct. 6-7, Houston, TX -- sponsored by Westaf, otherwise known as Zapplication

To go or not to go? That is always the question. To take the time and $$ to travel to a distant city to learn more about art festivals? Seems unnecessary after my 30+ year immersion. However ... usually I go.

I go for the new…


Call for Artists: Images - A Festival of the Arts

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 10:59pm 0 Comments

January 27-29

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Presented by: Atlantic Center for the Arts

Fri. 1-5; Sat. 9-5; Sun. 10-4

230 Artists…


A Space Coast alternative?

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 10:30am 0 Comments

My head is spinning from trying to figure out what happened with Cocoa Beach and the Space Coast Art Festival. Lots of confusion about why it was cancelled, whose fault it was and the challenge of receiving refunds for the artists (which I have heard are in the mail).

So, let's move on. If you're open that weekend and looking for a sweet show, run by artists, nearby, check this out:…


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At 8:55pm on October 26, 2016, Kevin Knittel said…

Thanks Connie. I recently rejoined the art world after a 26 year absence (doing the corporate gig). The world has changed so much! I really look forward to getting started and really appreciate your welcoming comments. I love the site and already found the interaction and information super helpful. I'll post a little more about myself when I get settled but in the meantime please contact me anytime. My background is in three-dimensional mixed media and hand-made paper. Thanks again for such a fantastic community!

At 11:06am on October 24, 2016, Corrie Wolosin said…

Hi Connie -- how do I update the Krasl show dates on your calendar please? I corrected the dates below, but don't know what else to do. Thanks. 

Dates:  July 8 & 9, 2017

Presented By:  Krasl Art Center

Founded:  1960

Show Type:  Outdoor

Expected Attendance:   50,000 people

Exhibiting Artists:   200 

Artist Application Deadline:  January 20, 2017

At 10:41pm on October 7, 2016, Annie Glotzbach said…

Thanks Connie for the in put and suggestions...this site has already been a great resource to me! -Annie

At 10:26am on October 6, 2016, Terri Belford said…

Thank you, Connie. Your community is such a gift to artists. xo

At 10:05am on October 6, 2016, laura reilly said…

thanks Connie, for the welcome message and info.  I appreciate the warm welcome and tips for participating!

At 11:19pm on October 5, 2016, David Piper said…

Thank you Connie,  I am looking forward to being part of the community.  We look forward showcasing my wife's Art photography.



At 9:29am on October 3, 2016, Alan Anderson said…
This is Wanda, Alan's wife. Please call me atoday 352 459-3303. I have information for you concerning Alan. Very important. Thank you.
At 8:52pm on September 25, 2016, Keenya Rotunda said…

Thank you, Connie.

At 2:52am on September 10, 2016, Debbie Jo Mountain said…

Thank you I'm looking forward to learning a lot from this site.  I would like to be ready by spring to start doing art fairs.

At 9:59am on September 1, 2016, Janet Blake said…

Hi Connie,

Thank you for the lovely welcome and so sorry for the delay in responding. Just getting going on this journey of attending art fairs and appreciate this wonderful resource!


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