Art Fair Insiders

Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

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Virtual Art Fair platforms

Art fairs are investigating new "virtual" show platforms. What are the best ones to help art events keep going during this difficult year,…

Started by Connie Mettler in Business of Art FairsLatest Reply

Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.

Winter Park just canceled. As the info comes in about refunding booth fees, I will post that when I know it. Or, someone else can if they g…

Started by Barry Bernstein in Art Show Information and DiscussionsLatest Reply

Any ideas on how to change demographics at the art fair?

I need help with this question from my inbox: We produce a few local artisan shows at ___ _______ in __________, __. We have been producin…

Started by Connie Mettler in Art Show Information and DiscussionsLatest Reply

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Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!

New to Art Fairs, or considering taking the plunge? Introduce yourself and find new friends in the art show and crafts business. Questions about the business? Before you ask look at the Forum categories below please! Try using the search box at top to find the wealth of information that's already been posted. If there's no answer post your question in Newbies Central discussion area.

1329 Jan 21
Display2Go panels - thoughts?
by Kristen Nazzaro

Art Fair Reviews

Write your review of a show you've participated in right here.

35 Jun 6, 2020
Reply by Sonja Jones

Jurying for Art Fairs & Craft Shows

Preparing images for jury, presenting images, booth slides, zapplication, etc.

452 Feb 12
Reply by Robert Wallis

Art Show Information and Discussions

Talk about specific art shows, includes questions & discussion not already posted on ArtShowReviews.com

2237 Feb 12
Reply by Mark Zirinsky

Business of Art Fairs

Taxes, self-employment issues, insurance, credit card processing, and more...

498 on Monday
Reply by Judy Christian

Call for Artists

shows looking for artists to apply; administrators of the site only post here

9 Apr 9, 2020
Reply by Vincent Mattina

Ask the Photographer

Questions about images, camera settings, lighting, backgrounds and anything else you might want to know about your jury images can be asked. Larry Berman has been working with artists for over 10 years helping them improve their jury images.

19 Feb 15
Reply by Scott Wheeler

Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers

What works? What's best? How can you make it better? Tents, weights, lighting, panels, art supplies, etc.

843 on Monday
Reply by Robert Wallis

For Sale, Trade or Rent

Sell your art show related equipment or supplies. If you have display equipment you rarely use, consider offering it for rental locally. And you can post if you're looking to rent a display. Don't forget to add a location to each post.

737 on Saturday
Reply by Shermeen Sidiki

Buy, Sell or Trade Pro Panels

Dedicated Pro Panel category - buy, sell or trade right here (sponsored by Pro Panels)

237 Feb 9
FOR SALE IN NEW MEXICO: propanels and accessories, lighting equipment
by jan vanderburg

Booth Examples and Reviews

When submitting to a jury, your booth shot can make THE difference between acceptance and rejection. If you would like feedback on your booth shot, submit your questions and photos here.

178 Sep 19, 2020
Reply by Fletcher Dean

Marketing & Sales of Your Art and Crafts

Share tips on marketing, making sales and presentation of art at the shows.

292 10 hours ago
Starting to move prices up... what "things" can help support that?
by Rick Wallace

Web Site Reviews, Internet Marketing and Tech

Web site reviews, e-commerce tips, and online marketing Q&A to help you sell more online after the show is over. Show us your website and we'll review it here.

162 Dec 27, 2020
Reply by Sayeed Syed

Questions & Answers for New Members

Don't be shy. Ask the veterans. We have all the answers!

251 on Monday
looking for 10x10 canopy with sides for sale
by Lisa Allyn Brown

Hotel Tips, Home and Room Sharing for Artists

Let's save some money. Looking to share a room at an art fair or do you live near a show? Make connections here to save money and make a new friend. Got any leads on hotel prices near a show? Let us know. Also, share Priceline tips here and lodging options.

74 Sep 4, 2019
Reply by Meg Mettler

Everything Else

Share the news of your life - awards, babies, marriages, commissions, publishing, etc. What else would you like to talk about that doesn't fit a category? We're interested in all your personal stories, too.

461 Jan 20
Reply by Larry Maynard

In Memoriam

Share information about people who are part of the art fair community: artists, artist partners, show organizers, etc.

56 Nov 11, 2020
In Memoriam, Artist Ron Scarborough
by Connie Mettler

Wholesale Business

Talk about wholesaling fine art and fine craft, both at the large wholesale markets, using a rep and on your own. What are the benefits and pitfalls?

12 Dec 21, 2018
Wholesale Opportunity for Handmade - Midwest
by Andrea Rosenfeld

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