Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I use a lot of props and costumes in my work.
A few years back I made this giant parade
Menorah for the Vail Tree Lighting event.
It is fully lit with color changing led lights.
I used painted Great Stuff spray foam…Continue
Added by Bill Coleman Entertainment on December 5, 2013 at 3:55pm — No Comments
I am curious as to how many of us do other types of events to sell our wares. I have found the need to expand my horizons to things from charity events, motorcycle shows, renaissance fairs to conventions. Some venues were totaly awesome and others turned out to be the same as art fairs. Attendance and buyers varied with each new venue that I did, but it did result in getting requests to have my things at other shows.
Right now I have an opportunity for people to expand and try…Continue
We were at the Sanibel Masters Art Fair the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, run by Richard Sullivan. This was our 3rd year of doing this show. Richard is very visible, seen walking through the show and helping to direct traffic at load in and out. We appreciate the time he has spent getting to know and placing the artists. The show was impressive in the variety and quality of the art work. Load in and out could have been confusing, but was manageable because of the staff help…Continue
Very cool infographic that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the St. Louis Art Fair:…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on December 4, 2013 at 7:36am — No Comments
No, it's not from an art fair. It's my Etsy shop. I was surprised that I had three orders come in today. Normally my Etsy sales are slow. Yes, I do run an Etsy shop in concurrence to the art fairs. It gives me a little more income but not much.
But as an added bonus from my shop online is that one order went to Australia on June 1st and two orders went to Canada in the past few weeks. How many of you…Continue
I was wondering if anyone has heard of MagicPay mobile processor? Their rates seem good, and they appear to have a nice marketing program with FanMinder (also a company I am not familiar with) that comes free with their service, but I can't seem to find many reviews or info on the company. I am currently using intuit, but need to switch because they do not offer an easy way to collect customers' emails. I was also wondering if anyone has had much luck with email marketing their art? I was…Continue
I live in Asheville, NC and was wondering if there are any quality or decent art festivals in Charleston, SC. (Or if anyone knows of a good website other than Zapplication, Jured Art Services and Craft Master News to explore festivals). The only one I can find is the
Piccolo Spoleto craft show and I'm a painter, besides it's a seventeen day event.
Anyways, It's an easy four hour drive for me. I do a…Continue
I am accepted to the Coconut Grove Art Fair in February. Never did that one! Any advice, helpful hints? It is very expensive to even be in Miami, so any advice for lodging? Should I be happy or worry?
Thanks for any suggestion!!
Added by Connie Mettler on December 2, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Together with our friends at the Arts Business Institute we are pleased to offer you this opportunity:
I'm search for table cloths that fix over my tables my tables are 2 x 4 and 1.5 x 6 all in feet. The hardest is the 1.5ft x 6ft And help is a appreciated.
We all know this art fair business is full of frustration, fun, financial challenge, friends, and fascinating questions about what will happen next.
I'm sure you remember when you started in the business the helpfulness of other artists and the great tips you picked up "behind the booth." This was invaluable information that has built your business. Any chance you can "pay it forward?"
Wll you post a 2013 show review or two on…Continue
Well, 2013 was my second year in the art fair scene and it has been a remarkable year indeed. First off, my sales have been 11 times what they were my first year. Yay! I hit my first 1K day at Crocker Park (Westlake, Ohio) on Saturday. Too bad the Guild killed off that show...
I earned two ribbons. One for Photography at the Crosby Festival of the Arts in Toledo, Ohio and my second ribbon was from a purchase award by Wee Kirk Preschool in Mundelein, Illinois. So I guess I am…Continue
Got this email today from someone I don't know, asking for information on starting out with shows. I spent more time than I intended answering his questions, and thought some of your other newbies might benefit as well. Here's his email:
My name is *** and I’m a photographer... As a fellow photographer I would like to ask you a few questions regarding art fairs.
I’m exploring the idea of participating in a few art fairs for the 2014 season; I anticipate my…
Our guest is Sheryl Kosovski, a certified Financial Recovery Coach who specializes in business development for creative people, helping artists and designers grow their businesses, make more money and learn…Continue
The third annual Morven in May: A Celebration of Art, Craft and Garden is a juried…Continue