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What are you doing this weekend? May 23-25, 2015?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen V. Smith on Monday. 16 Replies

Celebrating our 6th Anniversary - Thank you for the pledge!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer yesterday. 3 Replies

What are you doing this weekend? May 15-17, 2015

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch May 18. 7 Replies

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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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PODCAST: Fewer Shows, More Money

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:07am 1 Comment

Friday, May 29, 11 am ET

  1. Our guest will be graphic artist Carroll Swayze. Carroll has a great story about how working smarter, not harder, has put more money in her pocket and enabled her to do more of the things she…

Call for Artists: Fireworks Festival, featuring Arts on the Riverwalk

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:41am 1 Comment

July 10 & 11
New Castle, PA
Presented by the Hoyt Center for the Arts
Friday & Saturday, 4 pm to 10 pm
75 Artists…

Call for Artists: 5th Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:16am 1 Comment

Midtown - Atlanta, GA
August 15 & 16

250 Artists 

Sat. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m 

Deadline: June 5…


Call for Artists: 11th Annual Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:25pm 0 Comments

October 10 & 11
Newport News, Virginia
Presented by Port Warwick Foundation
Styron Square
100 Artists
Deadline: June 1

Application fee: $35; Booth fee:…

Call for Artists: Affordable Arts Festival

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

AffordableArtsLogo August 30
Littleton, Colorado
Denver Metro area
10 am - 4 pm
130 Artists
Deadline: May…

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At 7:42pm on May 27, 2015, Wendy Kendrix said…

Connie how do I ask others how to print art on greeting and note cards for a craft show?

At 10:23am on May 23, 2015, Mary Lou Fritz said…

Thank you for the welcome! Looking forward to sharing with others,

Mary Lou F.

At 2:18pm on May 21, 2015, Victoria McDonald said…

Thanks Connie, for your nice welcome. 

At 9:59pm on May 20, 2015, Vicki Jean Barringer said…

Thank you.

At 11:23pm on May 18, 2015, Catalina Diaz said…

Thanks Connie!! I will share and learn from all of you! I've already found this page so helpful and I'm glad you accept me as a member :) 

At 12:02am on May 17, 2015, Sherrie Head said…
Thanks Connie. I am enjoying reading and learning as much as possible. I am very new and have only done a few indoor shows and have my 1st outdoor show 6/6 & 6/7. Everyone has been very helpful with sharing their knowledge & experiences.
At 12:13am on May 14, 2015, Kathy Stanley said…

Thanks Connie! Can you please send me a link to your site where you can sign up to post a CFE.

At 10:27pm on May 13, 2015, Miles Whitcher said…
Thanks for the Welcome Connie. As a beginner, I've already made the mistake of entering a show that I now realize got bad reviews, but I wouldn't have known that without your site. Hoping to learn more from it as it figure it out.
At 9:13am on April 24, 2015, Craig Roderick and Sara Beck said…

Thanks Connie.  We look forward to being active members of this site.  It has already been a big help on several issues we have had getting started.

Craig and Sara

At 8:13am on April 23, 2015, Jill Williams said…

Thanks for the tips Connie!



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