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

Many of us here do shows where we set up temporarily for a weekend.  Some may even be in galleries, temporarily or have a permanent rotation, with items on display or for sale.  

I am wondering if any of you rent space for a permanent booth?  I am talking about a brick and mortar that rents out spaces to those who sell their art / craft.  The places I am thinking of collect the money & pay the sales tax (if applicable) to the authorities, provide a 1099 at year's end, etc..  The artist sets up his or her booth with appropriate displays and stock.

If you have your art/craft in one of these places, I am wondering how it is going for you?  Has it met your expectations?  Did it take more or less work than you thought?  If you have left this venue, what caused the departure?

Thanks for sharing your experience!

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I don't have any particular places in mind but Carol and i have been to these different stores many times and always seem to see a lot we like. They have often ended up with some of my money. I have no idea what their arrangements are regarding prices of artists rental spaces.


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