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Trimline Flourish Canopy (9', 10x10), Awning, and 4 Black SoftWall Mesh Panels - $2500 OBO

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Free EZUP 10x10 (with sandbags)

Hey, All!I have a 10x10 EZUP tent that is free to a good home! Used in four shows. Good condition.…See More
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Economic Impact of the Ann Arbor Art Fair - 2021

Posted by Connie Mettler on July 21, 2021 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

As focused as we all are on our businesses, selling our art at the art fairs, the events are even more important to the small business owners where the events are held, the business districts and commercial areas. Most events have been started not primarily to focus art but to bring buyers into areas that are looking to increase commerce in other ways. 

Here is a report from the store owners in Ann Arbor last week…


Call for Artists: Palisade Art Festival

Posted by Meg Mettler on July 21, 2021 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Mountain Art Festivals September 25 & 26

Palisade, Colorado

Veterans' Memorial Park

Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

65 Artists…


Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting - Tuesdays at 4PM

Posted by Larry Berman on July 19, 2021 at 8:44am 1 Comment

Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting - Now Tuesdays at 4PM

Same day and time each week to give artists that are doing shows a chance to get home and relax. From now on I'll be sending out the reminder e-mail on Monday, the day before the meeting.

Jul 20, 2021 4:00 PM Eastern Time

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Renting a kit and caboodle [tent and walls/panels]

Posted by sandhi schimmel gold on July 17, 2021 at 10:02pm 0 Comments

Hey, kids...

I've been out of the biz for a number of years, but got an itch to get on the road again.

But, I sold my tent, pro-panel walls, etc... a few years back.

I only applied to 2 shows, and only got into 1 so far. I'm just putting my toe in the water, and don't know if I'll be getting back to this again, part or full time.

And now, I'm stuck without a tent, pro-panels, etc.. I'm a 2-D artist, so I need walls to display work on.

Any recommendations…


Just Sayin', Does Ann Arbor Still Have it?

Posted by Connie Mettler on July 17, 2021 at 6:30pm 10 Comments

Anyone who follows this site knows we are fans of the Ann Arbor Art Fair and many, many of the members have "urban legend" stories to tell about their participation there. AND after the last 15 months the great news is that artists were on the streets of that city this week, July 15-17. Crossing our collective fingers for successful days for all involved.

We (AFI) hope that the changes made this…


Call for Artists: Kekionga Plein Air Event

Posted by Meg Mettler on July 16, 2021 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Fort Wayne August 24 - 28

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne Artists Guild

Fort Wayne Arts Campus

Begins Wednesday at 10am and

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