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John Kraft
  • San Rafael, CA
  • United States
  • Mixed Media
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How Windy is Too Windy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale A. Dahlberg III Jun 14, 2017. 8 Replies

Doing one of my first shows tomorrow with an EZUP Tent and ProPanels 10x10... Show is in Oakland and weather says gusty winds ranging 20 up to 30 MPH... This is in an open parking lot and I have the…Continue

Tags: wind

Review appreciated - New Booth Shots/Options

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Kraft Feb 24, 2017. 7 Replies

Hi, everyone!I recently purchased pro panels and a tent and just this morning, between rain storms, was able to have a couple booth shots taken. I'd really welcome any thoughts or feedback on which…Continue

How best to keep light art from leaning out from walls

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Feb 15, 2017. 5 Replies

Hi, all... A fairly naive question, but I just purchased a pro panels 10x10 and the nice adjustable hangers... The issue I'm having, which I'm sure is quite common, is the lighter work hangs out from…Continue

Will 7 foot pro panels fit in Toyota Highlander?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Wallis Jan 30, 2017. 7 Replies

I know this is a very specific question, but I'm hoping to buy the standard pro panels at 7 feet. I have a Toyota Highlander that appears to have only a 72 in. back bay, but I wonder if the legs are…Continue

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Your Medium
Mixed Media
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
LA - too long ago to remember.
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What are the best things about art fairs
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Fellow artist.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Artist with two engineering degrees.

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At 10:15am on January 27, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi John,

Welcome to AFI!  We're thrilled to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site helpful, inspiring and fun!  Thanks and continued success.

At 4:27pm on February 8, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, John. 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

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