Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I am new to the Art Fair world and have been reading all of the "reviews" on this site for a few months and I am so thankful to have a place like this to "learn the ropes". I participated in my…Continue
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I am half way through my second year of participating in Art Fairs and thanks to all of the suggestions and Art Fair critiques each show I have done this year I have been in the "black". Last year I was fortunate enough to "break even" (booth fee, gas and food) at each show and considered it a "learning year". Following are my learnings from last year and how I adjusted this year with great results.
- Research the shows that are a "fit" for your work. Because I still work…Continue
This first year event took place in my hometown of Jackson MI and was a combination of Fine Art, Taste of Jackson (restaurants) and a Run or Dye run. The fair took place in downtown Jackson on Michigan Ave which is a very wide street with plenty of room to set up. This was a juried event with a $35 application fee through ZAPP and a $100 fee for a 10 x 10 space. A $5,000 1st place, $2,500…Continue
Art-A-Licious was the last Art Fair that I participated in this summer as I "tested the waters" to see if this is something that I would like to do. And I have to say if I had any doubts, participating in the Art-A-Licious fair clinched it with a huge "YES"!
I enjoyed all of the fairs I participated in, but there was something about this fair that left me feeling like I could jump in the car next weekend and do it all over again!
Being new to this type of business I always…Continue
Hi all, I am a "newbie" to the Art Fair world and the Monroe Fine Art Fair was my second fair that I have done and I am "still loving it!". I only made $130 which covered my entry fee, but my objective for my first year is to 1) decide if I really like doing this and 2) if the answer is yes, keep learning, learning and more learning.
Both objective were met, but before I tell you about that, let me give a little bit of a critique of how I felt about the way the fair was…Continue