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Best Art Fair in the Country!…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 3, 2015 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 25th Annual Sedona Arts Festival

October 10 & 11  
Sedona, Arizona

Campus of Sedona Red Rock High School


Added by Connie Mettler on May 1, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments

pci compliance?

I got this note a short time ago and was wondering if anyone else may have gotten the same note from this outfit

Merchant Name: PHOTO SARGE 

Merchant Number (last six digits): 601737

Dear Merchant, 

We are sending you this email because our records indicate that your questionnaire status was changed to "In Progress" due to selecting the re-assess option as…


Added by Bill Sargent on April 30, 2015 at 7:30pm — 18 Comments

a PSA for all "you know who you are" Art fair patrons

Welcome to the show ...Do not bring your bicycles and animals to my office

the weekends show was successful and the sculpture was drawing a crowd interested in the work and witnessing the energy of my closing a major sale with the buyers by my side.

While discussing final details of the transaction…


Added by Paul "the chair" Keohan on April 29, 2015 at 4:52pm — 3 Comments

Howard Alan Arlington Festival of the Arts 2015 - Event Review

This was my first Howard Alan event. I had previously juried into at least two previous HA events which were cancelled by the organizers - Baltimore Inner Harbor and Georgetown... One killed by the Gran Prix and the other by apparent inability to reach agreements with the local govt...

Location, Location, Location: I think location had a great deal to do with whether your sales that weekend were successful. I was…


Added by Mark V. Turner on April 29, 2015 at 3:17pm — 11 Comments

Call for Artists: 9th Annual Atlanta Arts Festival

October 24 & 25 - new dates for 2015!*
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Arts Festival, LLC
Piedmont Park

Added by Connie Mettler on April 29, 2015 at 7:31am — No Comments


My last blog I got to brag about Fort Worth. Made some good money, better than normal.

But, shows like that I am lucky if I get into one or two per year. Meanwhile I am still slugging it out doing three shows a month, year-round.

I am juggling all the time. For example, this August, I missed the deadline for Uptown Minneapolis, it is not a killer show but it sure helps in August when there are not a lot of biggies to get into.

So, I got Rochester Village, outside Detroit-Ann… Continue

Added by Nels Johnson on April 28, 2015 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: 39th Annual Frankfort Art Fair

August 14 & 15  …

Added by Connie Mettler on April 28, 2015 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham Alabama

Just got back from Birmingham AL and Magic City Art Connection show.  Many of you know there were challenges this year for the show.  About a month before the show the city told the show that they now, after years of never having too, pay for the use of the park, security for the show and other things that the show had not had to budget for in the past.  So......

First the show.  A three day show with set up on Thursday.  It is set up in a very pretty park right in the middle…


Added by Melanie Rolfes on April 27, 2015 at 3:58pm — 10 Comments

Arlington Festival of The Arts

I recently returned from doing The Arlington Festival of The Arts in Arlington VA.  It was the third time for this show and the second time for me.  It is a small show, around 100 artists in a wonderful area on the streets of Arlington VA.  

Set up is Saturday morning but it isn't a bad one.  The streets are wide and I am able to show up around 7 am, drive to my booth and set up easy peasy.  There are plenty of parking options.  My booth is right infront of a Trader Joes…


Added by Melanie Rolfes on April 27, 2015 at 3:09pm — 1 Comment

Why I chose the little guy, Spring Festival on Ponce Atlanta GA

Easter messed up the springs show line up. It is no secret that my favorite small show is the spring time Festival on Ponce in my home town Atlanta. There are around 100 artists, a few kid things that are away from the artists, a handful of food trucks, no funnel cake and a small acoustical music stage. Oh and it is in a VERY wealthy area of Atlanta. I have done numerous reports on this show and I am sure everyone is tired of reading the basics for this show (if you aren't you can check out…


Added by Melanie Rolfes on April 27, 2015 at 2:35pm — 4 Comments

Cary Spring Daze - Cary, NC

We are getting started in this art fair world.  This is our first year, and we have been hitting anything we can large and small.  This was the first larger fair of the year for us.  We have to stay somewhat local since we have small kids.  We figured we would do a broad survey this year and then narrow down as we learned more.

The booth fees were really affordable - $100 for a single space if you are not from Cary, NC.  No additional commission or donation requested.  $15…


Added by Anne-Marie Hyatt on April 27, 2015 at 1:06pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: 12th Annual Michigan First Summer in the Village

June 20

Lathrup Village, Michigan

Municipal Park, 27400 Southfield Rd

Hosted by Lathrup Village Community Foundation


30+ Artists

Deadline: May 15
  • one day show
  • small (only 35 exhibitors)…

Added by Connie Mettler on April 27, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments


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 — 1 Comment

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 — 6 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 — 1 Comment

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

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