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When an Art Fair is Cancelled

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What are you doing this weekend: July 31-August 2, 2015?

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What are you doing this weekend: July 24-26, 2015?

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publisher of ArtFairCalendar.com & ArtFairInsiders.com; art fair organizer and consultant
Years in the Art Fair Business
30
First show ever
Royal Oak, MI, and the following weekend the State Street Show in Ann Arbor. Baptism by fire!
What is your website?
http://artfaircalendar.com
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 ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I started ArtFairInsiders.com 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" http://boomerwizdom.com/2012/07/connie-mettler/

Another one on Barney Davey's Art Business Blog: Art Fair Insiders - Connie Mettler - the Real Deal: http://www.artprintissues.com/2012/08/art-fair-insiders-connie-mett...

Learn more "about us" at this link: http://www.blubrry.com/kjmastaw/745687/connie-mettler-art-fair-cale...

Here is my story in the ZAPP News, 8/1/13:
Industry Spotlight: Connie Mettler, Creator of ArtFairInsiders and ArtFairCalendar
https://www.zapplication.org/news_post.phtml?post_id=507
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Port Clinton (IL) Art Festival Moving ... sort of

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 10:00am 1 Comment

One of Amdur Productions best shows (in fact, Amy Amdur's initial foray into the art fair business so many years ago) is moving. The popular Port Clinton Art Festival in downtown (and fancy) Highland Park, outside of Chicago, has not been that good for the local retailers. Carolyn Hersch, business development coordinator for the City of Highland Park, said that in past years, artists booths backed up against…

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The REAL Social Network & Toni Mann

Posted on August 3, 2015 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Creating in our studios, loading up those vans, setting up the tents, meeting the buyers all part of the art fair business all pales beside the wonderful friends we make along the way and the real social network of the artists connecting with the rest of the art fair…

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Back in Tech Hell

Posted on August 3, 2015 at 11:18am 2 Comments

This week is the week I'm all set to get a lot of work done on my websites. Monday morning up and ready to go. So, Connie, why aren't you doing that instead of writing this post?

1. I upgraded to Yosemite OS a few weeks ago and haven't been able to figure out how to scroll as the bar wasn't there so I couldn't update some sites, in particular CallsforArtists.com. Finally got that figured out.…

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Call for Artists: Huntley Artfest

Posted on August 2, 2015 at 8:47pm 0 Comments

August 15 & 16 

Huntley, Illinois

First Congregational Church of Huntley

Sat. 10am-5pm

Sun. 10am-4pm

75+…

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Call for Artists: 12th Annual Wooster Arts Jazz Fest

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 5:29pm 0 Comments

September 19
Wooster, Ohio
Presented by: Main Street Wooster
Wayne Center for the Arts, Rotary Club of Wooster and Wooster City School District…
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At 2:41pm on August 3, 2015, MaryBeth Timothy said…

Thank you so much! At this time I don't have much time to spend on here, because of work obligations, but hope to be back to my art full time within the next 6 months. Will try to check in once in a while to see what's going on! 

~MaryBeth

At 10:17am on July 23, 2015, Aspen Wheeler said…
Hi Connie,
Thank you so much for the warm welcome. I am very excited to be a part of a group of people who are like minded! I am an emerging Artist so I know I can learn so much from others, and from the archives.

Best Regards,
Aspen
At 11:32am on July 20, 2015, Valerie Irene VanOrden said…

Thanks for the wlecome, Connie.  This whole site is almost overwhelming, so much GR8 information. 

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At 10:29am on July 15, 2015, Karyn Climans said…

Thank you Connie! What do you create?

At 1:09pm on July 14, 2015, Karyn Climans said…

Thanks for accepting my friend request! Hope you're having a great day.

At 10:20am on July 14, 2015, Karyn Climans said…

Thanks Connie! I'm new to US Arts & Crafts shows but I've been doing shows in Canada for 10 years. If anyone is interested in Canadian show info, just send me an email.

At 10:03am on June 29, 2015, Scott Sternberg said…

Thank you Connie for the nice welcome and information. I look forward to being a part of this group.

At 1:20pm on June 28, 2015, Connie A Crigler said…

Thank You Connie For Your Helpful Ideas For My Being On This Site"

At 11:02am on June 26, 2015, Abbyanna Gehrke said…

Thank you Connie! I am enjoying exploring the site. I will make sure to go and introduce myself. I'm glad to be part of your community!

 
 
 

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