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What are you doing this weekend? February 24-26, 2017

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What are you doing this weekend? February 17-20, 2017?

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Is Frankfort Fall Fest (IL) mostly country crafts?

This is the one held in the far south west exurbs of Chicago, first weekend of September. I don’t do well at shows that attract mostly patrons of country crafts.

 

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Naperville Women’s Club now in late June?

This is Naperville IL, a small show held at a local historic settlement, not the larger better known Naperville Riverwalk show which is in mid-September.

 

Used to be the second weekend in July, which is a prime show weekend which put it competing against the heavy hitters.

 

Anyone know how long it’s been the last weekend of June? And the reason for the change?

 

I know that changing a show weekend can be the kiss of death, as patrons are used to…

Trimline/Flourish 10x10 tent for rent in Chicago

I decided to take a year off art fairs, so I'm renting my Trimline/Flourish 10x10.

It comes with removable dark gray walls and director's chair.

If interested shoot me an email at vaisbruno@gmail.com. First come first served.…

Barely Used Showoff Tent 10x10 and full booth propanels set up

I'm upgrading to a double booth and buying different walls. I barely used the tent and propanels every thing looks brand new. I'm in Miami Florida. Call me with best offer or text (786) 247-9697

Graphic Display Systems panels and accessories for sale--near Seattle

I have four sectional panels that, when set-up, are 37-1/2" wide and 6' high. I also have a 6" roof frame/light bar, and 4 face out bars for holding shelves or hanging light items. I have used this set for six indoor shows and one outdoor show. They have been stored in their shipping box and are in like-new condition. 

The whole set-up would now cost $441, plus shipping if you purchased from the manufacturer--and I just love this manufacturer, by the way. They are super friendly and…

 

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Richard L. Sherer replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? February 24-26, 2017
"I have two saddles to finish by March 15  for client who will be in Colorado for a trick riding clinic. They are moving along with the fronts put on today. I still have not had time to work on summer show inventory other than get all of the…"
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"The headline reads July 7 & 9 and August 11 & 13 as if the shows won't include the 8th or the 12th, but these shows are three consecutive days each that include the Saturdays."
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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...

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Here is my story in the ZAPP News, 8/1/13:
Industry Spotlight: Connie Mettler, Creator of ArtFairInsiders and ArtFairCalendar
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Call for Artists: Art Fair Jackson Hole - 2 Shows

Posted on February 25, 2017 at 9:30am 2 Comments

July 7 & 9 and August 11 & 13

Jackson, Wyoming

Presented by: The Art Association of Jackson Hole

150 Artists

Deadline: February 28



Application fee: $35; Booth fee: $395…



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Call for Artists: 36th Annual Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival

Posted on February 24, 2017 at 4:30am 0 Comments

 
August 19 & 20
Michigan City, Indiana
Lubeznik Center for the…
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Last Call: 48th Park City Kimball Arts Festival

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 4:00am 0 Comments

August 4-6

Park City, Utah

Presented by the Kimball Art Center

220 Artists

Deadline: March 1



Application fee: $50; Booth fee: $575-$1625



The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is an award-winning jury selected visual arts…
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Call for Artists: 30 Festivals from Virginia to Colorado

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

APPLY TODAY FOR OUR 2017 FESTIVALS…

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At 6:31pm on February 25, 2017, Susi Schuele said…
Thank you for the welcome Connie! I will certainly try to be helpful and look forward to learning as well!
At 5:35pm on February 25, 2017, Mary Burns said…

Thank you Connie for the welcome. I am retiring after 25 years of outdoor art shows. I have a 3 (nearly new) flourish mesh screens plus sta-bars that I hope to list on this site for sale....... thanks.. Mary

At 4:12pm on February 25, 2017, gabrielle nappo said…

Hi Connie

Where on the website are the ads for used show equipment?

Thank you Gabrielle

At 2:38pm on February 25, 2017, Rachel Brisbois said…
Thanks Connie. I'm happy to be part of this community!
At 1:10am on February 20, 2017, John Kraft said…

Thank you, Connie! Great to be here! Watching a video of you providing an overview now... Cheers. ~ John. 

At 9:49am on February 17, 2017, Susan E Wright said…

Hi Connie-Thank you for the welcome and info! Greatly appreciated.

At 10:54am on February 10, 2017, Alison Simmons said…

Thank you for welcoming me, Connie, you are very kind!

At 2:25pm on February 9, 2017, Lisa Therese Benson said…

Thank you very much for the great welcome Connie. I can see that there are a lot of wonderful people here as well as lots of valuable information. My husband and I are planning on spending the summer visiting art fairs with the hopes of participating after that. 

At 6:51pm on February 8, 2017, Laura Soetebier said…
Thank you so much! I have been reading the comments on this site for a few years and have found much useful information. I also bought your 2014 Best Art Fair Survey and found it extremely helpful as well.
At 1:20pm on January 25, 2017, LORI Schinelli said…

Thank you for you kind welcome, Connie.

 I am quite the art fair newbie as I will participate in my first art fair in March.

I have explored many blogs with art fair advice and I am in the process of gathering information in order to set up my booth in the most attractive manner.

I appreciate you all sharing your wisdom.

Lori

 

 
 
 

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