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Complete tent & Pro Panels for sale in Phx

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King Canopy 10x10 Festival tent $125

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Showoff Canopy.

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Thanks Red River!

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Just when you think your favorite art fairs are eternal, things happen ... the very fine La Quinta Arts Festival will not reappear in 2020.

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Making money at art shows

Hi y'all,I'm pretty new at the art show world; I started in 2018 with 3 shows and I will have 4 or…See More
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Transporting gridwork panels

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New Here

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I've never won at the lottery, but...

Posted by Alli Farkas on June 15, 2019 at 2:13pm 0 Comments

So last year I won a super prize after donating to the annual AFI fundraiser. I donated again this year, of course thinking well, I probably won't win anything but I'm going to support the community!

So I get notified to choose my prize...shock! And best of all, one of the prizes was something I really wanted, and I got it! So many thanks to Red River Paper for providing a gift certificate to their wonderful selection of fine art printing papers! My first purchase will most…


Ideas to mark spots on cement in the RAIN

Posted by Joanne Bartley on June 14, 2019 at 12:39pm 1 Comment

I am looking for ideas on how to mark spots on the cement in the perpetual RAIN.

No La Quinta Arts Festival in 2020

Posted by Connie Mettler on June 13, 2019 at 11:00pm 2 Comments

In my mailbox today: 

Important Statement Regarding La Quinta Arts Festival…

Veteran Artist Needs Help

Posted by R. C. Fulwiler on June 10, 2019 at 11:28am 1 Comment

Ron Mellott, long-time photo/artist, needs financial help from us, the Art Fair community.  Suffering a near collapse at his last art fair, he was helped by neighbors to pack-up.  Seeking medical attention, he was checked into the hospital and under-went triple by-pass surgery on his heart.…


Montauk and East Hampton Businesses Bemoan Street Fairs

Posted by Connie Mettler on June 7, 2019 at 11:05am 0 Comments

For years there has been a mostly silent struggle between local merchants and the art fairs that pop up in their midst periodically. But I know of some very unhappy merchants over the years in Ann Arbor and Scottsdale and other smaller towns. 

In Montauk recently the merchants are speaking up about the events on the village green, their customers buy at the art fair and then don't have money to spend in the…


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