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"This show ROCKS based on everything I know about it. That's what I have on it. If I went to Florida in February, I'd be doing it. I'd do all three days. GO GET 'EM! WOOHOO!"
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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: ArtFest Fort Myers

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 7:00pm 4 Comments


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Kansas City Here I Come!

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Call for Artists: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Spring 2016

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 11:43pm 2 Comments

Many artists appreciate the security of working with an organization that provides full scale media coverage and a network of events that they can count on every year and they build their show schedule around that. 
Sugarloaf Craft Festivals have been providing this structure for over 30 years in many of the East Coast's most…

Call for Artists: 2nd Annual Coral Gables Festival of the Arts

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 9:25pm 0 Comments

January 23 & 24, 2016    

Coral Gables, Florida

Downtown Coral Gables

on Ponce de Leon

10:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M. 

Presented by:  Unlimited Sales Group Inc.

150 Artists

Deadline:  September…


Call for Artists: 5th Annual Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 10:10pm 0 Comments

November 6 & 7 
Elmhurst, Illinois
Presented by:  RGL Marketing for the Arts
60 Artists
Deadline:  September 1
Application Fee:  $25
Booth Fee:  $225 End…

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At 5:53pm on September 2, 2015, Aeon B Jones said…
Hi Connie - thanks for the warm welcome. I hope to contribute as much as I get out of the site!
Is "artfaircalendar" affiliated with this site?
At 8:12am on September 2, 2015, Patrick DeAngelis said…

Hey! It's good to be here.


At 11:18am on August 29, 2015, Anne Jantz said…

Thank you, Connie, and THANK YOU for starting this awesome website. I am already inspired by the energy you and your folks are putting out.

At 3:10pm on August 27, 2015, Gail Williams said…

Thanks for the welcome Connie. I will try to find my way around. Hoping to find people in my own area to guide me in getting started with shows.

At 6:49pm on August 26, 2015, Brad Cornelius said…

Thanks for the warm welcome, Connie! I'm finding your little community to be an an active and helpful place, so far. Glad to join the club!


At 5:09pm on August 26, 2015, Jerry Cagle said…

Thanks, Connie.  I've already started using the discussions. Your suggestions are greatly appreciated...!


At 5:28pm on August 19, 2015, Jonathan Herbert said…

Thank you for the welcome.

I would love to list all the excuses, but I'll just say i'm sorry I didn't approve or respond more quickly.

At 10:42am on August 19, 2015, Lesley Rahner said…

Thank you Connie for your "Welcome"



At 8:34am on August 19, 2015, Janna Willoughby-Lohr said…
At 9:18am on August 14, 2015, Laura Kellersberger said…

thank you so much.  I'm excited to be here and learn and hopefully help others. 



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