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Norfolk, VA plans "Visual Arts Week"

Norfolk, Virginia has named October 11 - 19 "Norfolk Visual Arts Week".  The city has recognized the economic impact and the importance of visual arts in the city.  The week will kick off with the 52nd Annual Ocean View Art Show, October 11-12.  October 12 the Colonial Place and Riverview neighborhoods will have their annual Front Porch Art Walk.  Several midweek events are planned at various locations around Norfolk.  …

4 Months in Advance?

This year, I am doing more shows than in any year in the past. Some of it is because I have to do more shows just to keep the cash flow going. Mostly, I have gotten into almost everything I applied to this year, which isn't always the case. I'm noticing that it doesn't matter whether the show is in May, June, July, August or September. They all want their money now. Several of these shows have threatened to kick me out of their show if I don't pay up right away. I can see this if the show…

WANTED: ProPanels

Hi, please contact me if you live in the Denver/Colorado area, and you would like to sell your ProPanel setup (preferably in dark gray).

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Just out of curiosity, what shows / art fairs are you most looking forward to doing this year and why?  Are there some that you intentionally avoid?  How come?


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I have a just like new set of Pro Panel Black 20" Extenders for sale. They were only used at 4 shows last year! They are still in the originial boxes that they were shipped in. There are 9 panels total to equal a full set. Extenders add 20” of vertical display space to the top of your panels. They can be used with our Original Pro Panels, Knock Down Panels and Space Savers. If you have 8’ Knock Downs, please make sure to specify that to us at the time you place the order, so we can make a…


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Connie Mettler commented on Christine Cadorette's blog post First time festival, first time blogger, a great weekend at Main St Fort Worth Arts Festival!
"Good for you for reporting in on your experience, Christine. It had to be an exciting weekend for you. Nice report and this is useful information for beginners in the art fair business. Thanks! So, after this do you think you'll try some more…"
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Call for Artists: BBC Fine Art & Fine Craft Fair in NYC

21st Annual BBC Fine Art & Fine Craft  Fair aka Ye Olde Village FairMay 17Manhattan, New YorkLocated in the heart of Greenwich Village (West Village)on the Bedford, Barrow, Commerce Streets 50 Artists Deadline: April 25 The BBC is pleased to invite fine artists and fine crafts people to apply to their 2013 Spring Fine Art and Fine Craft Show.  This annual event is eagerly looked forward to by the whole tri-state area.  What to expect:This show draws over 15,000 attendees.  We have…See More
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"Thank you so much. I am hoping to find some time in the next week or so to explore the forums and complete my own profile."
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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.
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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: BBC Fine Art & Fine Craft Fair in NYC

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 7:30pm 2 Comments

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21st Annual BBC Fine Art & Fine Craft  Fair aka Ye Olde Village Fair

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Call for Artists: 10th Annual Levis Commons Art Fair

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

August 16 & 17

Perrysburg, Ohio

Produced by The Guild of Artists & Artisans

Sat. 10am-8pm

Sun. 11am-5pm

130 Artists

Deadline:  April…

Call for Artists: 40th Annual Art in the Park Arts Festival

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 6:43am 0 Comments

July 12 & 13

Steamboat Springs, Colorado 

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains

Saturday, 9 - 5, Sunday 9-4 

100 Artists

Deadline: April 15


  • Over 100 juried artists in a lovely park…

Call for Artists: Ella Sharp Museum | Art & Wine Festival

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 10:10am 1 Comment

June 7

Jackson, Michigan


35+ artists

Deadline: April 14

The Ella Sharp Museum presents the 10th Annual Art, Beer & Wine Festival.  The event will feature over 15 local wineries and beer tents, as well as 35+ artists! 

Festival goers can…


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At 9:30pm on April 14, 2014, Beth Covert said…
Thank you so much. I am hoping to find some time in the next week or so to explore the forums and complete my own profile.
At 12:08pm on April 11, 2014, Vincent Fink said…

Thank you for the warm welcome! I look forward to adding to this great community.

At 10:24am on April 11, 2014, Cynthia blair said…

Thank you Connie!

I am investigating all the wonderful pages and information you and your members share.

At 7:14am on April 4, 2014, Helen Harris said…

Thanks for the welcome Connie! I'm just trying to get familiar with this site. I've been away from outdoor show for a few years and need to renew my show lists and contacts. ...Helen

At 3:11pm on April 2, 2014, Ellen Jo Ljung said…

Thanks for adding me, Connie. This group is very informative and can help us improve what we do, and we are grateful!

At 7:18pm on April 1, 2014, Laura MacNaughton said…

Thank you, Connie, for the welcome- although the famous Larry B mentioned your site some years back, it is only very recently that I started following the site.  It has been EXTREMELY helpful as I try to plan the crafts show year ahead.

I hope to be contributing very soon, and in fact will post my thoughts on the Frederick Festival of the Arts 2013 tomorrow.


My partner & I have known Larry and his wife Mary for many years, back when we all made BIG money on the show circuit- how things have changed since then! Your site will help us keep ahead of the curve.


Also want to add a shout out to Larry who has always been more than helpful and somehow knows things that mere mortals do not!

Happy to be part of Art Fair Insiders!


At 7:23pm on March 31, 2014, Ann Kolovyansky said…

Thank you for the welcome!  I look forward to lurking a bit more and hopping into conversations soon!

Thanks again,

Ann Kolovyansky

At 8:36pm on March 30, 2014, Rebecca Lowery said…

Thanks so much!  I hope I can contribute in some way.

At 9:34pm on March 25, 2014, Maureen Hanson said…
Thanks Connie
At 8:30pm on March 25, 2014, Melissa Jenkins said…

Thanks for the welcome, Connie.  Looking forward to taking part in the forum!



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