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Pro Panels for Sale

Started by Janet LeRoy in For Sale, Trade or Rent. Last reply by Craig Vilaubi yesterday. 3 Replies

Pro Panels with Extras in Moonbeam

Started by Darien Bogart in Buy, Sell or Trade Pro Panels. Last reply by Blair Metzler yesterday. 1 Reply

Retiring from my metalwork

Started by mendy marks in For Sale, Trade or Rent. Last reply by mendy marks on Tuesday. 2 Replies

10x10 Trimline (South Chicago Suburbs)

Started by Joe Smigielski in For Sale, Trade or Rent. Last reply by Jodi Cachia on Monday. 5 Replies

Show Equipment For Sale

Started by Larry Elbroch in For Sale, Trade or Rent. Last reply by Larry Elbroch May 8. 2 Replies

Changing mediums

Started by Cheryl Dorris in Everything Else May 6. 0 Replies

Would I be crazy ... ?

Started by Fletcher Dean in Everything Else. Last reply by Cheryl Dorris May 6. 7 Replies

Moving encaustic pieces to and from shows?

Started by Fletcher Dean in Everything Else. Last reply by Randy Koepsell May 6. 2 Replies


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The Latest (Sad) News from Michigan:

The directors of the Ann Arbor Original Fair, the State Street Fair, and the Summer Art Fair--the three fairs that comprise the Ann Arbor Art Fair--jointly announce the decision to cancel the 2021 Ann Arbor Art Fair. The three fair directors ... Learn more.

Latest Activity

Richard L. Sherer commented on Reid Watts's blog post Hello! Anybody out there?
"Colorado: not back to normal schedule of shows occurring in resort areas. There are a few but many…"
10 hours ago
Judy Christian commented on Reid Watts's blog post Hello! Anybody out there?
"Hi Reid, I would love to read a discussion on this but I have nothing to contribute if you are…"
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Joe Smigielski posted a discussion

Dark Gray ProPanels, for sale, South Chicago Suburbs

Greetings,  I'm selling a set of Propanels. Location:Homewood Illinois, 60430.  South suburb of…See More
19 hours ago
Jim Curry commented on Larry Berman's blog post Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting
"Hi all, What size prints do you find that sells best at Art & Craft shows. I currently sell…"
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Reid Watts posted a blog post

Hello! Anybody out there?

Is everybody just folding up tent?I recently posted two items that were meant to start a discussion…See More
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Igor Gorban posted a discussion

Original Graphic Display System for sale

Original Graphic Display System for sale. 9 collapsible panels with all fixtures and bases. Good…See More
Sayeed Syed replied to Michele K Byrne's discussion Flourish/Trimline Canopy - Entire set-up with extras - $975
"Hi this week i am in Pittsburgh , heading back to Philadelphia and New Jersey, next week,…"
Craig Vilaubi replied to Janet LeRoy's discussion Pro Panels for Sale
"J Shipping is too much. I'll have to pass. Thank you. We do the Phippen Show and are expanding…"

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Hello! Anybody out there?

Posted by Reid Watts on May 15, 2021 at 9:12am 2 Comments

Is everybody just folding up tent?

I recently posted two items that were meant to start a discussion and gather information on substantive issues we are all facing in the art fair business.  But I have not received a single comment on either post.  Perhaps you missed them as they were buried in a sea of “Tent for sale” posts that now dominate this board.

We used to have excellent discussions and reports on this board.  Why, at this moment in time when we are faced with more…


The Summer of 2021 - Part II

Posted by Connie Mettler on May 13, 2021 at 12:11pm 0 Comments

Well, the shoe has finally dropped! It is with great sadness I'm reporting that the 2021 Ann Arbor Art Fair has been canceled. I live in the Midwest and have been involved in the art fair business since 1978, and have attended it every year since 1976.



Post Covid Art Fair Plan

Posted by John Leben on May 13, 2021 at 10:57am 0 Comments

After over a year without art fairs, I'm planning to get back in the game this summer, but with a few significant changes. Less art fairs is one of them. I've got Muskegon, Michigan in June, Krasl in St. Joe in July, Naperville in September and Belleville in October... that's it. Easy Peasy...

But there is a more significant change that I'm making. The set-up. For years I've used a Trimline with Propanels... the closest to a bomb-proof art fair setup I could find. It's worked great…


How did Artisphere work out?

Posted by Reid Watts on May 11, 2021 at 9:20am 0 Comments

How did Artisphere work out with its gated entries, reservation tickets, 2 1/2 hour visit limits, and two customers per booth restrictions?

Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting

Posted by Larry Berman on May 9, 2021 at 2:34pm 1 Comment

Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting

Monday May 10th at 2 PM Eastern Time

Join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 433 889 5789

Passcode: art-show

Any art show (or selling art) related topics can be discussed.

Larry Berman

Call for Artists: Downtown Festival and Art Show

Posted by Meg Mettler on May 7, 2021 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Gainesville November 6 & 7

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Presented by the City of Gainesville

Historic Downtown Gainesville

Saturday and…

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