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Canopy policies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sheryl Ball May 28, 2020. 22 Replies

Are there really any festivals that do not allow pop up / ez-up type art canopies and require higher end more expensive ones? I mean festivals that require a canopy and do not provide one already for…Continue

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Sheryl Ball replied to Chris Miles's discussion Canopy policies
"Hi Cheryl, I am preparing for my first show and I am looking at a similar set up to what you have with the Flourish walls. I’m wondering how that has worked out for you this past year, and what you ended up doing on lighting. I may find out…"
May 28, 2020

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Years in the Art Fair Business
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What are the best things about art fairs
talking with people who come in to see my art
Best show ever and why
Utah Arts Festival - Most $$$ and it used to be local for me. But now I live in CA
Worst show ever and why
various local art/craft show. total waste of time and effort.
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I found it while googling info on art canopies
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I can ride a unicycle

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At 11:37pm on April 3, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Chris. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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At 10:22am on April 1, 2017, Chris Miles said…

Thanks Christina!!

At 10:02am on March 31, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello Chris,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're thrilled to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks so much and continued success.


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