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Items Necessary at a show

My husband and I are attending our first show soon and were wondering if someone out there has a list compiled of things you need (besides…

Started by marjorie bowersLatest Reply

Taking Credit Debit

Hey Yall, I am just getting back into doing shows and need advice on Credit/Debit..Are the knuckle busters better for fees than the new swi…

Started by Heather JordanLatest Reply

Newbie trying to choose show category

Hi all, I'm getting ready to apply to the Inman Park Arts Festival. I believe my work falls within mixed media 2D. It incorporates vintage…

Started by Cheryl BeverlyLatest Reply

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Fighting rain on EZ ups

After more years than I can count, I downsized. Sold my Lite Dome and Craft Hut.  I'm tired of working that hard on set up and takedown.  E…

Started by Barry Shandler

9 on Thursday
Reply by Barry Shandler

lighting a 10x10 tent, first artshow

Attending my first show this weekend, and it runs right up til 10pm... so I need a lighting solution for a 10x10 tent (electricity provided…

Started by Rick Wallace

1 May 11
Reply by Don Hart

Withdrawing from Shows? A Newbie Question

Hi all! I am new to this forum, and this will be my first year participating in art fairs! I've applied to 5 shows, and have been accepted…

Started by Kristy Guenther

6 May 2
Reply by Kristy Guenther

Question about Tent Hooks

Hello fellow artists.  I am currently gearing up for my first outdoor show.  I have purchased a show-off canopy, and have ordered weights,…

Started by Lee Brunson

1 Apr 16
Reply by Chris Fedderson

Whether to allow artwork photos or not

What's the case for or against allowing a festival attendee to photograph your work? Is there a "standard practice" and/or proper etiquette…

Started by Allan Leon

49 Apr 13
Reply by Rita Seidel

Reasonable Prices for Art Fair

Hello! I'm a new artist doing her first art fair this summer!  I was wondering if you wouldn't mind taking a look at some of my items, part…

Started by Lydia House

1 Apr 6
Reply by Barry Shandler

Declining a show invitation

I’m new to the world of art fairs so forgive me if this is a silly question...if I decline an invitation to attend an art show, particularl…

Started by Christine Adele Moore

8 Apr 4
Reply by Christine Adele Moore

need info about seller's permits in Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa

I have been doing art fairs in Wisconsin for the last 4 years. Most art fairs in Wisconsin require a seller's permit. This year I'm going t…

Started by Jessica Curning-Kuenzi

4 Mar 22
Reply by Jessica Curning-Kuenzi

Trimline vs Lightdome?

After five years with my EZ-up (in the Chicago area, no less... can you believe it made it that long? and it was actually waterproof for th…

Started by Wendy Zumpano

7 Mar 10
Reply by April E Murphy

Consignment Shops

I'm not sure where to put this topic, and since I'm a newb I'll put it here.   Do you price differently for a consignment shop than you do…

Started by Teri Biehl

2 Feb 27
Reply by Xan Blood Walker


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