Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Has anyone done any art shows in the Florida Panhandle? I will be moving to a rural farm area (yes we were farmers and want to get out of hectic south FL) there early in 2016 and I know there are several large shows in Panama City Beach, Pensacola and Tallahassee with some smaller ones scattered around. I know there are fewer shows, but I'm hoping they are fairly good being that they haven't been oversaturated as they are where I live now in south Florida. I'm hoping some of you have done some of these shows and can give some input. I am a painter.
We have been doing them for 10 years with last year being our best ever. Sadly, we will not be returning due to health reasons. Chain of Parks in Tallahassee has been a favorite for us, as has Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts (a small show) and Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival (a whirlwind biggie.) Some folks we know well like that show in Destin called ArtsQuest. It's always a little late in the spring season for us, sometime in May. And don't rule out Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival in Fairhope, AL. And a small show in a posh neighborhood that can be good for some is on Easter weekend, called Mandarin Arts Festival.
North Central Florida has some good ones, too. We always loved Ocala Arts Festival in late October.
Happy trails. WOOHOO!
Thanks Barrie, I'll probably try the Destin one and Tallahassee as they are the closest. We are just below Dothan, AL about 15-20 miles south of the FL/AL line. I see that Marianna has one or two smaller shows mixed with other events and will probably try them too. It will be a new experience and fun too.
Hope your health problems get better and I look forward to meeting you at one of the shows.