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Alanna St Laurent
  • Female
  • Ferndale, MI
  • United States
  • Photography
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Alanna St Laurent's Discussions

New Booth Shot

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alanna St Laurent Feb 9, 2016. 5 Replies

I had posted I didn't think I was able to get an updated booth shot for 2016 but the weather yesterday was just warm enough with no rain or snow to drag out my new booth (which I just purchased two…Continue

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Booth Image - To French Wall or Not to French Wall?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alanna St Laurent Jan 28, 2015. 3 Replies

I am getting ready to take my EZup tent and mesh walls to set it up to take a booth photo at a local photo studio (Procam). I recently purchased the mesh walls and also purchased the french door with…Continue


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Alanna St Laurent replied to Christina M Plichta's discussion Belle Isle Anyone?
"Hi Derek, I have never had an issue with a fair, but know that the island closes at 10pm and no one is allowed on after that time, and the Detroit State Police do patrol the island."
May 15
Alanna St Laurent replied to Christina M Plichta's discussion Belle Isle Anyone?
"I have done the show since it's first year (it is now going into its fourth year). I have always done very well there, but I do have Detroit photography (and also photos of Belle Isle) so I am not sure how well that plays into it. They do a…"
May 5

Profile Information

Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Wyandotte Art Fair
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Great to meet customers and get to know them, making great sales :)
Best show ever and why
Ann Arbor Art Fair has been best sales, Plymouth + Belle Isle are great too, nice settings and sales.
Worst show ever and why
Any with storms or super cold weather...
Who referred you to Please be specific.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I like to explore and photograph abandoned buildings.

Comment Wall (12 comments)

At 12:06am on September 4, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Alanna.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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At 12:25am on September 4, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow said…

Welcome to our group, Alanna.  We are glad that you have joined us.  This is a great place to learn and share.  We help each other out as best we can.  We also have a photographers group here.  You may want to join that, too. 

At 9:22am on September 4, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Alanna, welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  I, too, live in Ferndale and need to investigate some places to sell my fiber art...I saw an article about Poesy in the Free Press but haven't made it over there yet.  Do you do well there?  We just moved back to the Detroit area after having lived in south-central Mich. for 15 years and we actually went to the Wyandotte Art Fair this summer, as we lived for a time in Allen Park before moving to Coldwater. It always seems like a good one and a great location...anyhoo, we're glad to have you among us and let's keep in touch...

At 12:38pm on September 4, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Are both the Yellow Door and Poesy in Berkley?  Thanks for the information, will have to get over there.  I've also applied to the Detroit Urban Craft Fair in December, do you know about that?  Check out their site, not sure whether they're still taking apps., but maybe...

At 8:32am on September 5, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Thanks, Alanna, I'll visit them both next week and hopefully I'll get to meet you at the D.U.C.F.  Best of Luck!

At 9:00am on September 11, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Hey Alanna, are you doing the Funky Ferndale Art Fair?  I'm planning to go and will look for you if you'll be there...

At 8:56am on September 12, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Alanna, I'm not participating in Funky Ferndale, I'm just planning to go and check it out for the first time and maybe try to get in next year.  Is DIY running concurrently?  I know they canceled it and then brought it back but thought it was a different week-end.  If you're there, I'll definitely look for you...good luck!  Hope it doesn't rain on saturday...

At 9:32am on December 9, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Hey Alanna, 

Did you do the D.U.C.F.?  How did you do and what do you think about it?  I applied but didn't make the cut so I was anxious to check it out and went on was packed!  Lots of interesting and really creative stuff but only one other knit/felt artist that I could see.  Btw, I went to Poesy on your suggestion and she's now carrying my bags and pins,so thanks.  I really like the Yellow Door too but they didn't have a vacant booth so I'm on the wait that place!  Happy Holidays!

At 9:20am on March 8, 2016, Amy Cassidy said…
How much are you asking for your mesh walls??
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