Art Fair Insiders

Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

All Blog Posts (5,670)

Black Pro Panels for Sale in SE Florida

I have Black Pro Panels For Sale

10 - 7’ Original Pro Panels with Skirts to fit a 10 x 10 exhibit

84” Tall Frame, support system

LED Track Lighting

Three Print Bins

Added by Ren Dittfield on September 28, 2016 at 3:49pm — No Comments

River Clay Fine Arts Festival Decatur, Alabama

Last weekend was the 2nd annual River Clay Fine Arts Festival in Decatur, Alabama.  We were there for the first festival last year, making this our first repeat show. Decatur is located in north central Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake, a part of the Tennessee River system. The site is the park surrounding city hall in the downtown area and adjacent to a new arts center located about a block away. 

There were approximately 80 artists.  From our observations the quality of the work…


Added by Craig Roderick and Sara Beck on September 27, 2016 at 10:10pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Alden B. Dow Museum Holiday Art Fair 2016

November 12 & 13

Midland, Michigan

Presented by: Midland Center for the Arts

90 artists

Deadline:  September 30…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 27, 2016 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Funky Ferndale Art Show

Ferndale is a north Detroit suburb that is going from a decaying old town into becoming a very "now" kind of scene.

It happened last weekend. You do an early Friday setup and then the show runs 3-7 that day and10-7 Sat. And 11-6 on Sunday.

It is a tight setup on the Main Street there. Most booths are back to back with zero storage. There is a wee bit of storage on one of the sides. Artists can store on sidewalk in front of them.

It is run by a savvy Detroit area promoter, Mark… Continue

Added by Nels Johnson on September 27, 2016 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments


your chance to be heard.

Added by Terry Corcoran on September 27, 2016 at 9:38am — No Comments

Shipping to someone's shipper overseas

Recently received an email telling me that someone in australia wanted to purchase my work in quantity.

this is what i got, i would like some opinions from anyone.   I have heard these email's are not to be trusted  

How are you doing today! I'm very much interested in purchasing some of

>> your products but firstly i want to make an inquiry if you can ship

>> directly to us here in Australia…


Added by Steve. Apple on September 26, 2016 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

Call for Artists: 21st Annual Garage Sale Art Fair

February 25

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo Expo Center and Fairgrounds

Presented byRoad Wife Productions LLC 

(Bonnie Blandford & Michael Kifer)



Added by Connie Mettler on September 25, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Charlotte riots and the "Festival in the Park"

I noticed on that Charlotte’s “Festival In the Park” this weekend is still going ahead as scheduled, despite the Charlotte riots and curfews.  I was wondering how that is working out.  Are the artists and crafters actually setting up?  What were they told by the promoter?  Will anyone show up tomorrow and Sunday?  Are the police actually able to provide credible security?

Added by Reid Watts on September 23, 2016 at 2:14pm — 6 Comments

Last Call: 58th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

March 17, 18 & 19 undefined

Winter Park, Florida

Central Park along Park Avenue

225 Artists

Deadline: September 26 midnight EDT
Application fee: $35; Booth fee: $475

The 58th…

Added by Connie Mettler on September 23, 2016 at 7:07am — No Comments

Putting the dreams and pieces together

How does an art festival plan its budget? What's so hard about putting on a small event and what about those big blockbuster events with sponsors, good prize money and hopefully buyers.

Show organizers and those who are curious about the work involved should find this article from the Chicago Tribune really interesting. Expo Chicago, September 22-25, is one of those big…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 22, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Long's Park

Lu was accepted for the first time in at least 10 years. This is probably the most artist friendly show that we have ever done. Lu was impressed from the moment that she went to check in and came back to tell me about the most helpful woman who checked her in.

We then went to set up our tent and found that we had a fence post in the middle of it, as we were trying to figure out what to do, our block captain came by and asked…


Added by Wallace Fuller on September 21, 2016 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: 6th Annual ArtWorks: Studio Clearance

January 28
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Presented by: Different by Design/ArtWorks

50 artists

Deadline: October 4

Application Fee: $10/Booth Fee: $115…

Added by Connie Mettler on September 21, 2016 at 7:54am — No Comments

Check Out the 2016 Saint Louis Art Fair Artist Award Winners!

2016 Saint Louis Art Fair Artist Award Winners

Best of Show

Paveen “Beer” Chunhaswasdikul 



Added by Cindy Lerick on September 20, 2016 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

PODCAST -- Art fair alternatives: Should I open a gallery?


The fastest way to earn money with your art is to participate in art fairs. The buyer enters your booth, loves the work, hands you the payment and your work has found a new home. It's not always that easy of course, but it has worked for…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 20, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Common Ground Birmingham Art Fair--fair to so-so for many

This was last weekend in downtown Birmingham,Michigan right on the street--Old Woodward Avenue. This show is produced by the Ann Arbor Guild but you do not have to be a member to do it. It is on Zapp.

For the second year in a row, weather killed the attendance on Saturday--rain, until about 3pm. The crowds never showed up even though we still had over three hours to sell. This basically made it a one day show.

A couple of artists that I know made serious money that…


Added by Nels Johnson on September 20, 2016 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Call for Applications: ART SAN DIEGO

Four Days of Incredible Art & Events…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 18, 2016 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 42nd Mount Dora Arts Festival

February 4 & 5
Mount Dora, Florida

Presented by:  Mount Dora Center for the Arts

285 artists

Deadline:  September 30

Application Fee: $25/Booth Fee: $375+
The Mount Dora Arts…

Added by Connie Mettler on September 15, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Made in Ohio at Hale Farm (Labor Day Weekend)

Made in Ohio is always labor day weekend, held in the historic living museum known as Hale Farm and Village.  Hale is a representative of an 18th century Ohio farmland village, made of buildings brought to the property.  From the parking lot you can see the Hale house and Barn, and through a short trail you walk into a village green lined by vintage homes and buildings.  For labor day weekend this bucholic sight is embellished with 100+ white tents filled with amazing art, handcrafted…


Added by Barbara Pitorak Bloom on September 15, 2016 at 10:40am — 5 Comments

Arts, Beats, and Eats Royal Oak, Michigan Labor Day Weekend

Before too much more time has passed I wanted to share our experience at Arts, Beats, and Eats this past Labor Day weekend. It was a good show for us in that we made pretty good money and we had a great time doing so.  The event is in its 19th year and as the name suggests combines music, food and art in a community celebration.  Its current venue is several blocks of downtown Royal Oak, a trendy community north of Detroit.  There is a minimal charge to get in, $3.00 before 11am and $5.00…


Added by Craig Roderick and Sara Beck on September 14, 2016 at 6:21pm — 3 Comments

Photography in art fair world.

This pass two weeks there is been attack to photographers in Art Fair Reviews (Facebook Group). This coming from photographers and others.

I really like to collect pottery but when I start seeing what my friends Chad Jerzak, Adam Egenolf and Thomas Harris do to produce the work they do and what entitle  I appreciated a bit more. Each one of them has a unique style. More interesting was to learned how much the equipment cost to produce the…


Added by Oscar Matos Linares on September 14, 2016 at 5:10pm — 14 Comments

Monthly Archives










Top 10 Reviewers on for July

Join the MasterMinds Group for personalized coaching on your Internet Lifestyle Business! 

60 Page Report - Best US Art Fairs

Click Here

© 2016   Created by Connie Mettler.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service