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This is not a “break the bank” type of show and I only do it for two reasons: 1. To support my church which produces it, 2. Get myself out into the local community which my other art shows do not do. I don’t go into this with high financial expectations; however sales of $700 and $500 the first two years were nice. The art show is held indoors and outdoors at UCC Parker Hilltop Church and at the historic Hilltop School across the road. A tractor and hay wagon provides a commute between the…


Added by Richard L. Sherer on April 26, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Any interest, still, in Pinterest?

I'm going to raise the Pinterest question again, just because I'm still not sure about what I'm supposed to be doing with it.  I admit that when I have some free time, I like to look at my "boards" and those of others for inspiration but I'm really curious as to what you, my fellow artists, are doing there...are you promoting your own work?  Does it help?

I understand that it's possible to lure browsers to your own web and Etsy sites, is that correct?  Has this proven…


Added by Christina L. Towell on April 25, 2015 at 9:35am — 2 Comments

Video: Silversmith Robert Farrell at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

2 minutes 17 seconds

"I believe that living with and using beautiful, finely crafted, unique silver objects—whether we are alone or entertaining—enhances the experience of daily life," Robert Farrell.…


Added by Art Fair Videos on April 22, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 21st MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts

September 18-20 

St. Charles, Missouri

Presented by the MOSAICS Festival Committee

100 Artists

Deadline: May 1

Application fee: $30; Booth fee: $295 Single, $395 Corner, $590 (special request)

Join 100+ juried and invited artists along scenic historic Main Street in St. Charles next to the banks of the beautiful Missouri River, in the downtown St. Charles shopping and…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 22, 2015 at 7:43am — No Comments

Last Call for Artists: Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

June 27 & 28

Atlanta, Georgia 

Historic Fourth Ward Park

130 Artists

Deadline: April 24 



Added by Connie Mettler on April 21, 2015 at 8:08am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 84th Annual Plaza Art Fair

Magical evening hours at the Plaza Art Fair

September 25-27…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 19, 2015 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 6th Annual SOBO by the Shore Arts Festival

June 27

Boyne City, Michigan

Added by Connie Mettler on April 17, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments


Just got back from Texas after driving for two days in a row in raging thunderstorms.

Ellen was accepted to the show.

I was number one on the wait list in my category.  There were other numero unos in their categories.…


Added by Nels Johnson on April 16, 2015 at 6:30pm — 12 Comments

Who is going to Crosby Festival of the Arts?

We were juried in, and are getting ready for the festival, but wonder who else will be there?  If you have done the show before are there any great tips to share?  Value your feedback!  And if you have done the show, any recommendations for places to lodge for the weekend?  

Added by Barbara Pitorak Bloom on April 16, 2015 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Call for Artists: 41st Annual Art in the Park

July 11 & 12 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

in the heart of the Rocky Mountains

Steamboat Springs Arts Council
150 Artists
Deadline:  May 1…

Added by Connie Mettler on April 15, 2015 at 7:36am — No Comments

Been to any art fairs lately?

Dear Artists,


This art fair business is full of frustration, fun, financial challenge, friends, and fascinating questions about what will happen next. 




Added by Connie Mettler on April 15, 2015 at 7:29am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Arts Alive 2015

West Coast Interactive Art Experience 


May 30 & 31


Added by Connie Mettler on April 13, 2015 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Great Lakes Art Fair in Novi, MI - Mixed Reviews

The Great Lakes Art fair is held April 10-11-12 INSIDE of a big clean convention hall called the Suburban Collection Showplace in this Detroit suburb. I've always felt that the "idea" of this art fair is a good one. It is held in a big open indoors space in the early spring when weather is a BIG factor, and at a time when all those pesky summer booth fees come due. Us Midwest artists can use a little cash after a long cold winter.

The art fair is run by the convention center itself,…


Added by John Leben on April 13, 2015 at 1:36pm — 12 Comments

Don't you love folks texting in your booth

I'm going to post 3 or four of these in my booth from now on. I don't know. This might be too subtle. I think they may need to illuminated and flashing on and off. maybe I could add sound…


Added by Robert Green on April 13, 2015 at 12:45pm — 25 Comments

Call for Artists: 22nd Annual BBC Fine Art & Craft Fair

aka Ye Olde Village Art Fair

Bedford Barrow Logo

May 16

Manhattan, New York

Located in…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 12, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Fort Worth Main Street

It's early Sunday morning and I must say that Main Street has been amazing. We have surpassed our total of five Florida shows and we still have today to go.

Added by Wallace Fuller on April 12, 2015 at 3:09pm — 5 Comments

Video: Technology and its impact on the Arts, what you can do about it

5 minutes & 53 seconds

The keynote speaker at the Arts Festival Conference (sponsored by Zapp) in Portland, OR, August 28, 2014, was Russell Taylor Willis, President and CEO of National Arts Strategies.…


Added by Art Fair Videos on April 10, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Florida, Colorado, Alabama & more -- March survey

Please vote today for the Best Posts on AFI in March and choose a member to receive the Red Dot on their photo.

  1. John Leben - 3/4/2015 "…

Added by Connie Mettler on April 10, 2015 at 9:03am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Piedmont Craftsmen's Fair

November 20-22

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Benton Convention Center

Patron's Preview: Fri. 5:30pm-9pm…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 10, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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