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Kendra Bennett
  • Daphne, AL
  • United States
  • paper cutting
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Traveling in The Mountains with a trailer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kendra Bennett Jul 31. 2 Replies

I am about to drive across the country for my summer adventure. I need some advice on traveling with a 20 ft trailer. I am driving a Ford Transit 250 and will be pulling a 20ft Travel Trailer. I will…Continue

River Arts Festival Memphis Tn.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kendra Bennett Jul 13, 2016. 8 Replies

Has anyone been in this show ? I've read the reviews under Art Show Reviews but there isn't much info on the show here. A couple of people I have spoken to at other shows had good things to say about…Continue

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Kendra Bennett replied to Catherine Freshley's discussion Has anyone used Displays2go panels?
"I just started using the panels from Displays to go. I ordered the 9 panel set. I did order covers from Flourish. When they came in 4 of them were bent I called to get them to replace them however they were out of stock so they refunded me the money…"
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Kendra Bennett replied to Kendra Bennett's discussion Traveling in The Mountains with a trailer
"Yes the travel Trailer has it's own power brake and it is installed in my van. It also has an emergency button just incase. I have road side assistance on my Van as well as the trailer. I'm pretty sure I'm not over my weight limit.…"
Jul 31
Loc Tran replied to Kendra Bennett's discussion Traveling in The Mountains with a trailer
"Hi Kendra, Lots of things to consider if you haven't already. Does the trailer have brakes and do you have the controller installed in your van? Do you know what your van is rated to tow?... I think it's 5000lbs approx? Regarding the…"
Jul 31
Kendra Bennett posted a discussion

Traveling in The Mountains with a trailer

I am about to drive across the country for my summer adventure. I need some advice on traveling with a 20 ft trailer. I am driving a Ford Transit 250 and will be pulling a 20ft Travel Trailer. I will be doing 4 shows in the month of August, Therefore I have alot of inventory with me. I have the option of off loading some of my art at my daughters house in Denver before I start traveling in the Mountains. Or would it be better for my van to be heavy so the travel trailer doesn't " push " me as…See More
Jul 31
Kendra Bennett replied to Wendy Merkle's discussion What do you put your Trimline Canopy in to protect it?
"I've used to different methods to carry my trimline around. It's too heavy for me to carry in the flourish bags it works better for me to physically carry it individually. Until November of last year I went to shows in my Suburban so I…"
Jul 3
Kendra Bennett commented on John Leben's blog post Belleville: One of the Best!
"This was my 1st year at the show. Great review John. Best show ever in so many ways they really make you feel welcome. I too am keeping my fingers crossed about applying next year."
May 29
Kendra Bennett commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: 46th Kentuck Festival of the Arts
"Bessemer Al. is 45 min from the area thats usually where I stay when there's a home game. You can usually get a room around $100 to 120 a night.  Also I know in past years the show has had a "host home" thing set up  I have…"
May 15
Kendra Bennett commented on Nancy Falco's blog post Mount Dora Art Festival
"My category is 2-D mixed Media and I ended up on Sunday taking down a wall so my booth didn't look so empty. ;)"
May 14
Kendra Bennett commented on Nancy Falco's blog post Mount Dora Art Festival
"I did Mount Dora this past year ( the Feburary show, I think they also have a show in the fall) I had a great show. Very well organized. I love how you have reserved parking I was close enough that I dollied in and didn't have to wait to bring…"
May 14
Kendra Bennett commented on Craig Roderick and Sara Beck's blog post 4 Bridges Arts Festival Chattanooga, Tn. Great Show in a Great City
"Excellent review Craig. It was great to meet so many people that I see here on AFI. This was my 2nd year in Chattanooga and my sells were up this year. Crowds seemed to be lower on Sunday but I'm sure the weather played a part in it. I had one…"
Apr 25
Kendra Bennett commented on Nels Johnson's blog post Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville,FL--Weather was great but sales sucked royal canal water, but there is a great Tequila Report
"I know lots of artists had a bad show. I don't think the lady next to me sold anything the entire weekend. However I had a great show. So I have no complaints about Gainesville. This was my 1st year there we will see how next year is."
Apr 6
Kendra Bennett commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Fairhope......Art Fun in the Deep South for some!
"It's ok I do understand and I am truely sorry you didn't have a better show. You really didn't offend me it's just something people from our side of the bay contend with on a daily basis trying not to be "Mobile". I…"
Mar 20
Kendra Bennett commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Fairhope......Art Fun in the Deep South for some!
"Sorry Margaret that you didn't have a good show. This year was my best of 3 years at Fairhope, as always up for some and not others. I only have 1 thing to say about your review and I say this with a bit of tongue and cheek please DO NOT refer…"
Mar 20
Kendra Bennett replied to Kelly Swartz's discussion Paypal v Square
"I prefer square. I do have both. The 1 problem I have with Paypal is sometimes it can take a while for the money to be deposited into your bank account. It took 5 days this past fall after doing a show near a Holiday. SO if you do go with paypal get…"
Feb 22
Kendra Bennett replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Tornados in New Orleans
"Keeping them in my thoughts and Prayers. Cindy is everybody in your family ok? any damage?"
Feb 8
Kendra Bennett replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Here Comes Santa! Part II - 2016
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Dec 28, 2016

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paper cutting
Years in the Art Fair Business
15
First show ever
Jubliee Festival
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At 9:28am on November 24, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Kendra,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're so pleased that you discovered this site and hope you'll take advantage of all it has to offer...thanks and continued success.

At 1:45pm on November 24, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Kendra.  Thank you for joining us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share ideas and ask questions. The site is only as good as the participants make it.  We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. Visit the "member map" and add your location.

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