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Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Jun 14, 2017. 5 Replies

I've been asked to provide proof of insurance (no big deal) but also proof of that the organizing body is co-insured. Anyone have an idea how to do that? I have ACT, btw.Thanks.Continue

Photogs: How do you respond?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Golden May 8, 2017. 16 Replies

My season starts in three weeks but I'm already dreading the comment I know I'll hear way too often: "You must have a really good camera."How do you respond? I don't want to be a smart-as, of course.…Continue

Hello ... and a question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Apr 21, 2017. 4 Replies

Just joined Art Fair Insiders after my first - somewhat uneven - first year. I'm a photographer and learned a ton about what sells, what doesn't and, interestingly, what my own style was. It was a…Continue

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Fletcher Dean commented on Nova Mac's blog post any reviews for Fine art fine wine Orchard Lake, MI
"If this is the one in its second year, you might want to stay away. I did it last year and it was horrible. No traffic. One of my new rules is to avoid any art fair with alcohol in the title. Load in was horrible, the people weren't nice (using…"
Fletcher Dean replied to Sonja Jones's discussion Opinion on framing and suggestions for supplier of inexpensive frames?
"Always a tough call. I do my own framing and try for moderately priced plein air frames from Jerrys Artorama, wholesaleartandframes or Metropolitan Picture Framing (esp for hard to find sizes). I'm a photographer so also offer prints matted and…"
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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
East Lansing
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting people
Best show ever and why
Alden B. Dow Arts Fair - Sales.
Worst show ever and why
Anything with wine - just drinkers, no buyers
Who referred you to Please be specific.
The Internet
What is one fun fact about yourself?
My day job is speechwriting.

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At 8:54am on April 12, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Fletcher,

Welcome fellow Michigander!  We're thrilled to have you joining us and hope you'll take advantage of all the helpful and entertaining information to be found here.  Thanks so much for signing up and best of luck for continued success.

At 9:35am on April 12, 2017, Fletcher Dean said…

Thanks Christina! I'm a bit of a newbie - this is my second year. But I'm eager to continue up the learning curve and think this group can help tremendously! Best!

At 4:43pm on April 13, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Fletcher. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.
Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.
Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.

Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.

At 6:00pm on April 13, 2017, Fletcher Dean said…

ah-ha. That's good advice, Connie! Thanks for that ... and the welcome.

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