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Linnea Lahlum
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • United States
  • Jewelry/metals
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Linnea Lahlum replied to Judy Christian's discussion Problems with Square releasing my money-anyone ever heard of this?
"Everyone tells me how much they love Square:  Then I keep hearing of problems like this, or lost or missing transactions. I know I pay a % with my wireless terminal, but they support me, and there is always someone to call for help, 24/7. "
Jul 18
Linnea Lahlum replied to Judy Christian's discussion The V Word-
"If I am at a new show and hear the artists referring to themselves as "vendors", my heart sinks.  I know I am in the wrong kind of show. ;)  I was setting up at Saugatuck 2 weeks ago, and the person right across called herself a…"
Jul 10
Linnea Lahlum replied to johnnie dobson's discussion talbot street 'fair'?
"Not anymore. They have been on ZAPP the last 3 years, and now booth fee is due after acceptance, like other ZAPP shows. Plus, fee is refundable for a few weeks, less 20%, also in line with what other shows have done in recent years. The committee…"
Jun 27
Anita Elaine Peters replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Peoria IL, late September: now will be open on Friday evenings from 6-10 pm?
"I decided not to apply to the show.   If they go back to a 2 day show next year, I will consider this show. "
May 18
Linnea Lahlum replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Art Fair Postcards
"When I have a show in that same area I put out the cards on the table next to my show list. I think it can work if you do more than one show in the same area. I seldom do, so that has not been very useful for me. If you are just starting out, you…"
May 4
Barry Shandler replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Life Insurance: keep or discontinue?
"Banks and some investment companies will manage your trust to anything you want. Funds can be held for grandchildren and does not depend on their parents {your children} being dead or alive.  You also don't  want them gambling with…"
Apr 4
Linnea Lahlum replied to Ron Mellott's discussion Wait List number - Kudos to Madison
"Yes! Transparency is appreciated. SO many times wait list status is like being dropped in a  deep black have no idea how far down you are, and if there is any hope of getting out of it.  Now I just want that number to…"
Apr 2
Fletcher Dean replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Art on the Riverfront, Grand Haven MI: mid August?
"This is NOT the Coast Guard show. If I'm right, this is a one-day show on the water. If so, I did it last year. What I can say is: Very friendly organizers, extremely helpful. Good location. Easy set-up (though with a very slight slant to the…"
Apr 2

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Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 3:19pm on January 08, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Linnea Lahlum a gift
Excellent post of the day, Linnea! Thank you. I hope everyone who feels beaten down by the jury system reads it.
At 2:19pm on March 09, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Linnea Lahlum a gift
Congratulations, Linnea. You have chosen you as an "art star" for your continuous generosity in sharing your expertise, personal experience, and friendly support to the members of this community.
At 6:15pm on February 12, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Linnea Lahlum a gift
And the trophy goes to Linnea! Once again cutting through the words and explaining so clearly what everyone needs to hear. Good job on your recent comment at "Crafter Police".
At 11:29am on March 25, 2011, Amy Furgiuele said…

Hi, Linnea!  Connie suggested I leave a comment for you... Coming from the Chicagoland area, what do you know of the Deerfield Festival of Arts in Deerfield, and the Naperville Women's Guild's Art Show?  Both of these are on the weekend of June 4-5... Have you done either of these or heard good/bad info on them?  Coming from Central Illinois, I know both areas are good areas, but I'm having a hard time finding any reviews on either show.  Any thoughts or comments would be most appreciated!  Many thanks in advance, then, for your time and efforts!


Warmest regards!

At 12:14pm on April 8, 2012, Deborah Kashdan said…

Thank you for your response. I have realized from perusing this site that there are just so many issues that I have never considered. I appreciate the advice from all of you who have been in the business.

At 2:49pm on March 17, 2015, Lisa Marie Crisman said…
Hi Linnea! I was looking for information about Artfest Midwest, and saw your post about booth recommendations. Since you did the show last year, do you have any booth location recommendations?
Lisa Crisman
At 12:53pm on January 13, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Linnea Lahlum a gift
Thanks Lin for weighing in on A-RTS. These shows pay me, of course, to have their information shared and to have this one get such reviews from you is great! I appreciate it.
At 10:27pm on May 17, 2016, Christina Ruth Smith said…
Hi Linnea...I'm exhausted tonight. I will call the hotel and see if they will accept your name instead of mine. It's a Country Inn and Suites which are nice. I'll get it done by 10:30 central time. Call me! 770 843 4604
At 12:59pm on July 4, 2016, carolyn washow said…

Hi Linnea, not sure if you got my other messages, I seem to have a hard time manuvering around this site. I'm sure you're busy with shows right now.

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