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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 MettlerLatest Reply

Looking for lesser-known August shows in Midwest

The major ones, I already know about, and deadlines have mostly passed. Looks like I have 3 or more weeks of August free.  By that time of…

Started by Linnea LahlumLatest Reply

Jury Outcome Fact or Fiction, Random or Precise?

Have you ever wondered or at least hoped that there was some type of consistency on the jury process from show to show?  I have always been…

Started by Brenda ClineLatest Reply

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What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?

Hello,  I've been in the process of putting together a both for the past month. I'm looking for suggests from photographers on what types…

Started by Mike A Wardynski

13 on Wednesday
Reply by Mike A Wardynski

What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...

My wife is an oil painter and over the last five years we’ve been displaying her work at local Art Festivals in New England each summer and…

Started by Tony DeCoste

12 Aug 7
Reply by Tony DeCoste

How to Communicate Better to Customers at Fairs

I wonder if this is a common thing that I just need to get used to, or if I should be doing something differently to effectively communicat…

Started by Kristy Guenther

7 Aug 6
Reply by Kristy Guenther

What's the worst question you have been asked at an art fair?

Let's do it as a top ten: My number 1 is   "Did j'all make this"?

Started by Jim Dalton

698 Aug 6
Reply by Matt Gwinn

Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?

Hello - I haven't posted for a bit, but I always come here for advice for sure - I know no other place I'd rather ask this question. I've…

Started by Elizabeth Kline

21 Aug 2
Reply by Elizabeth Kline

Has anyone lived in a Winnebago for a year doing shows around the country?

I'm curious if anyone has took it all on the road for a year or maybe 6 mos? Or maybe just 1 month.. Is there a discussion category where p…

Started by Barbara Maria Zanelli

2 Aug 1
Reply by Don Seib

"Only one bin of prints allowed"

Hello - We see this rule at many shows.  However, there is never any details on how large that bin can be.  I am really tempted to make a "…

Started by Tony DeCoste

4 Jul 31
Reply by Deborah Butts

What is the ONE THING you wish Show Owner/Directors would do?

I wish they would put a notice in the shows leaflet or a sign at entry points, that taking pictures of Artists 2D work is something they sh…

Started by Wendy Merkle

70 Jul 23
Reply by Cesar Palma

What's the worst comment you've ever received at a show?

I was reading the worst question thread and thought this might be interesting too. Hopefully it's not too negative. My wife and I are comi…

Started by Matt Gwinn

8 Jul 20
Reply by Larry Sohn

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

34 Jul 12
Reply by Connie Mettler

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