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Curtis Beck
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  • Acton, CA
  • United States
  • Show producer
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Marin Art Festival is back! (maybe)

Started Mar 6, 2016 0 Replies

Announcing the (possible) revival of the Marin Art Festival scheduled for June 18-19, 2016. I have been in talks with the Underwood Family about bringing the famous Marin Art Festival back to life.…Continue

Tags: Festival, Art, Marin

Emerging Artists Programs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Curtis Beck Oct 20, 2014. 14 Replies

We are looking at having an emerging artists program for one of our events. We have about 16-18 smaller (60-150 artists) fine art festivals in California, and would like to use one of the larger…Continue

Sailflow - wind forecasting app

Started Oct 25, 2013 0 Replies

Just found an app that can be used to forecast the wind. Although rain at an art show is no fun, wind can sometimes be a lot more destructive! It is basically a site used by sailing enthusiasts, but…Continue


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Your Medium
Show producer
Years in the Art Fair Business
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
I enjoy the interaction with the artists and the art patrons, helping them to have a great show. Plus I get to see some great art!
Worst show ever and why
Back in January of 2013 (?) when we had the wind storms whipping thru Palm Springs. Winds up to 118 mph, coming from all directions, a nightmare. Destroyed just about all of the canopies, although we were able to save some by taking them down quickly. That was on a Saturday, but the artists being a resilient group, we had 30 artists show up on Sunday with whatever they had left to sell. Very inspiring!
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I have been reading this site for a few years, trying to learn what I can about art fairs - what works and what doesn't. Now that I am starting my own business, all of this education will be very helpful!

Curtis Beck's Blog

Thanks for the memories!

Posted on January 14, 2016 at 6:03pm 1 Comment

Hello all!

With apologies to Bob Hope, I want to thank all of the artists who have submitted reviews (their memories) of the shows they have participated in. I have learned, and continue to learn a lot from these reviews. As an art festival producer, it helps to have a broader idea what the artists like and don’t like. Not that we can always do these items, but it does help to know what is desired (and not desired as well!)…


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At 9:00pm on September 11, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

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

When you have a chance, please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

Many topics have already been discussed here before you joined us. You might like to try a search of your topic before you post your question. Just put your topic, canopy tents, jurying fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, etc, into the search bar at the top of the right side of the page. You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

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At 6:25pm on November 24, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Curtis Beck a gift
Thank you, Curtis, for referring Ronda Mills to Art Fair Insiders.

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