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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 MettlerLatest Reply

A few thoughts from a part timer

I just wanted to share a few thoughts (totally my own) on things I've observed over the past 15-20 years of art fairs and other venues wher…

Started by Hal MoranLatest Reply

Booth Damage at Show

I did a show this weekend at a convention center in my city.  I set up 2 nights before the show.  The night before the show, one of the exh…

Started by Tim GottLatest Reply

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Do I have to file taxes in California if I don't live there and only do shows there?

Hi there, So I've been doing shows in Cali for a few years now. I always had a sellers permit and paid my sales tax. Recently, I got a lar…

Started by Ryan Rabbass

2 on Thursday
Reply by Jim Parker

Unemployment and resuming art fairs: how hard is it to resume unemployment benefits after doing 1 art fair?

All of my early season art fairs this year have been cancelled. I’ve been on unemployment since last year. I have to file forms weekly onli…

Started by Linnea Lahlum

2 Jun 22
Reply by Judy Christian

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

9 Jun 7
Reply by Connie Mettler

First show didn’t go too well...

I didn’t sell anything, which I am completely fine with as it was more for the experience. But I noticed that hardly anyone looked through…

Started by Kristen Nazzaro

2 Mar 15
Reply by Richard L. Sherer

Really trying to understand how to navigate business info - desperate for any guidance!

I live in Florida and, from what I have been reading about the sales tax laws (and someone please correct me if I’m wrong!) it’s required t…

Started by Kristen Nazzaro

3 Feb 24
Reply by Connie Mettler

Business requirements for shows - please help!

I have my first art/craft festival coming up and I’m still unclear about something. I don’t have an official, registered business yet. I am…

Started by Kristen Nazzaro

10 Jan 30
Reply by Mark Zirinsky

Digging Deeper

Thanks everyone for the response to my posting a week ago titled, Bone to Pick. I have had more time to reflect and think about current top…

Started by Jason Grauberger

3 Dec 11, 2020
Reply by Tim Schroll

Using Tablet for Mailing List

Has anyone used a tablet to collect emails/use as a mailing list? I’ve been to art festivals where the artist has attached a small tablet t…

Started by Merideth Bray Carballal

2 Dec 2, 2020
Reply by Marti Johnson

Roadside Assistance

Good morning everyone! Dh has been looking for roadside assistance for our cargo trailer.  I believe it's a 6x12 if that matters.  It is p…

Started by Cindy Welch

4 Nov 20, 2020
Reply by Tony burns

Insurance for Vendor Cancellation

Hi Everyone on this Sunday afternoon.  I have a question about some insurance and I feel I already know the answer is going to be "no, no s…

Started by Cindy Welch

0 Aug 9, 2020


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