Melrose, MA

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Years in the Art Fair Business


First show ever

1983 in Portsmouth NH

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What are the best things about art fairs

connecting with other artists and with the patrons who buy art.

Best show ever and why

Smithsonian Craft Show because it's and affirmation of the skill and creativity I bring to my work and because it delivers the patrons that appreciate and buy the work.

Worst show ever and why

There are more than a few contenders for this award but they all boil down to not delivering enough people who buy along with inconsistent jurying and allowing buy/sell in the show to fill the empty spaces.

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

lots of rain, high wind that drove the customers away and the forecast was for more of the same, it being the last day of the show it seemed counter productive to stay especially since there didn't seem to be new people showing up. Since the Show Director didn't call if over the exhibitors did.

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