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Jillian Cori Lippert
  • Female
  • Oregon, WI
  • United States
  • Mixed media - glass mosaics and…
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What's the funniest thing that has happened to you at an art fair?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeanne Morningstar Kent Sep 26, 2014. 1 Reply

At my most recent art fair, my booth was on the street, right up against the curb. I have my chair at the back of my tent behind tables.  It was getting sunny, so I decided to scoot my chair up a…Continue

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Critique of my new booth set up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Vangrov Mar 11, 2013. 4 Replies

I'd appreciate any comments/advice/constructive criticism on my new booth set up and photo.…Continue

Customer damage

Started this discussion. Last reply by deb upright Oct 13, 2011. 2 Replies

How do you handle a situation where a piece gets damaged by a customer during an art fair?  While packing up at my last art fair, I noticed a woman taking one of my business cards from a holder on a…Continue

Monument Square Art Fair, Racine, WI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sabrina Aughenbaugh Dec 19, 2010. 2 Replies

I'm considering applying for the Monument Square Art Fair in Racine, WI.  The fair is June 11th & 12th. Has anyone participated in or attended this fair?  I primarily work in mosaics but also do…Continue

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Your Medium
Mixed media - glass mosaics and fused glass
Years in the Art Fair Business
I'm in my second summer.
What are the best things about art fairs
Sharing my creativity with others.
Best show ever and why
Monona Community Festival - good sales, only a $50 booth fee & they even supplied lunch, plus only 10 miles from home.
Worst show ever and why
Rock River Wine Fest in Watertown, WI. Everyone just came for the free wine tasting. Not only didn't I sell a single thing, I got lost leaving town and ended up getting a ticket.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Found a link thru the Lake Geneva Art Assn.

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Fair on the Square, Baraboo, WI. May 14th

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 10:13pm 5 Comments

This was my first time doing the Fair on the Square in Baraboo.  They didn't hand out booth assignments until 6a, with the fair starting at 9a.  I take a long time to set up when I'm doing a fair alone, so I got there early in hopes of getting my assignment early, so I could start setting up.  I got there about 5:15 and was the 9th in line. 


I was impressed with their organization.  Streets had been clearly marked with no parking signs and a few food and ride booths were…


EZ Up Damage

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 12:19pm 14 Comments



I was going to set up my booth today to reshoot my booth photo.  I got the EZ Up set up but before I could stake it down, a wind gust caught it and blew it over.  One of the legs sort of bent over and I now see the frame is warped.  I'm not sure what to do.  Since the frame is aluminum, should I try to push it (or hammer it) back into place or should I see if it will close as is?  Now I'm worried about strength as I try to use it for this art fair season…


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At 12:25am on August 26, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
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