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Ellen Cohen
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Looking to buy Dynamic Display Cases

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellen Cohen Feb 27, 2019. 2 Replies

If anyone has any dynamic display cases they are interested in selling, I am looking!Continue

Tags: Cases, Display, Dynamic

Looking to purchase a Trimline Canopy

Started Jan 14, 2019 0 Replies

Anyone selling a Tramline Canopy here in the Northeast? I am right outside NY City but would be willing to drive between Mass and DC to pick up.Continue

Tents/Tent Weights

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Jan 18, 2019. 29 Replies

Looking for a tent-- have been advised to go with a trimline or light dome tent. Any one have any advice? Thought the light dome was a no brainer but it looks like putting up a trimline might be…Continue

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Ellen Cohen commented on Harry Mackie's blog post Going out of business
"I would like a list of the equipment and costs too thank you"
Jul 10, 2019
Ellen Cohen replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Any ideas on how to change demographics at the art fair?
"Being relatively new to the show circuit I have enjoyed being an emerging artist in some shows. . . smaller space at a lower price -  it is a nice way to get new artists in and freshen up a show. I think everyone benefits from it. Look to…"
Jul 10, 2019
Ellen Cohen replied to Patricia Zabreski Venaleck's discussion Battery for lights
"I too am looking at a battery for lights and a fan or 2. Someone recommended the Webetop 155Wh 42000mAh Portable Generator Inverter Battery 100W Camping Emergency Home Use UPS Power Source Charged by Solar Panel/Wall Car with 110V AC Outlet,3…"
Jul 10, 2019

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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Peter's Valley 2017
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
selling direct to the buyer
Best show ever and why
ACC Baltimore- feels like the right venue for my work and the Hip Pop program has you interacting and meeting other artists starting out.
Worst show ever and why
Peter's Valley- not my clientele - although people were walking the show I only sold my least expensive items.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
an artist I met at the Bar Harbor Craft fair this summer
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love to be spontaneous

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At 1:36pm on September 19, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Ellen. 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 10:10pm on September 10, 2018, Ellen Cohen said…

Thanks Christina! Excited to be part of the community!

At 2:14pm on September 10, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Ellen,

Welcome to AFI!  We feel very fortunate to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll take advantage of everything the site has to offer.  Thank you so much and best of luck as you proceed.


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