Art Fair Insiders

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

I recently purchased used Pro Panels. They came with the supports, but several have bent connectors. Not sure what to call them. The round holes that connect to the top of the panel is out of round. I called ProPanels and they said just used large screwdriver to reshape. I tried that, but can't find a screwdriver or anything else that will bend.

See attached photo. Anyone have any suggestions?


Views: 206


Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

You can try using something like 1/2 inch electrical conduit to force into the hole. That's what the panel frames are made from. But in general, as long as the actual panels aren't bent, you can also purchase a few supports if you really need them. I rarely used my supports though I traveled with them for years. I just connected the panels to the legs of my canopy.

Larry Berman

I went to Lowe's yesterday and did not see those, but will look today. Thank you. I have to admit that I think the supports are distracting.

You'll find the EMT tubing back in the electrical department. You can get a short piece for minimal cost. It looks like the other end of the support isn't mashed out of round. Slide the 1/2 tubing in from the other side and hammer the tubing through to round it back out. You'll probably still need to use a big screwdriver to finish opening up the support but it will be a lot easier than what you have now.


Thank you! Yes, the other side is round. This hole is bent on 3 of the supports, so I'm assuming they are easy to bend? ...not easy to bend back I can promise that.


Fiber artists -- use this resource to find new buyers:  Advertise with Reach over 60,000 fiber arts lovers.

Our 50 Best Art Fairs

Look Inside the our latest Art Fair Survey:
Who Won and Why

Join the MasterMinds Group for personalized coaching on your Internet Lifestyle Business! 

Video Website Reviews

60 Page Report - Best US Art Fairs

Click Here to
Learn More


  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2021   Created by Connie Mettler.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service