Des Moines, IA

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Years in the Art Fair Business


First show ever

East Village Arts & Crafts Market, Northland Studios, Des Moines, April 2011

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What are the best things about art fairs

Meeting people, learning what they really like, seeing the light of day.

Best show ever and why

Valley Junction Fall Art Market, Sept 2012. People come expecting to buy art. There are no parades and no fire trucks.

Worst show ever and why

Scandinavian Days, Story City, Iowa. They stuck me next to firetrucks that had their motors on all day making a hot day even hotter. Kids ran by with them moms not for my jewelry, but for the trucks.

Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.

An artist at Valley Junction Fall Art Market mentioned them to me, but then forgot about getting in touch. Just now I was on the Zapplication site reading a forum thread and someone mentioned this site, and I thought it was time to try it out.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I play the fiddle.

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  • Donna, thanks so much for all your support. It is appreciated!
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