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John Kennington
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Tall Craft Hut For Sales (Tulsa, OK area)

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Kennington Jan 29, 2019. 3 Replies

Tall Craft Hut canopy for sale, with extended height legs (about 8-9 feet, enough for standard propanels with extenders).I upgraded to a double tent a few years ago, and am finally giving up my older…Continue

Pro Panel and Extenders

Started Nov 12, 2014 0 Replies

A few years ago I saw a photographer in Colorado who had used some wide strips of velcro to attach his pro panels to the extenders, effectively making a semi-permanent 9 foot panel. It saved him a…Continue

Estes Park Shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Mar 2, 2012. 1 Reply

Can anyone discuss the Estes Park, Colorado shows, particularly the Fall shows?I know there are two Fall shows, the Labor Day show Sept 1-3 sponsored by the Estes Park Rotary, and the Fine Arts Guild…Continue


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John Kennington replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"That one hurt, I thought it might be my only show of 2020. As mentioned above about Breck, Rockport was doing everything right and I felt relatively safe doing it. If only Texas had not prematurely opened up the state. But their politicians know…"
Jun 29, 2020
John Kennington replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Here's another thoughtful cancellation letter from Rose Squared. Howard & Janet Rose are the best and they really get it. I know this is just as difficult on many promoters as it is on the artists, but they are putting the artists…"
Apr 22, 2020
John Kennington replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"I paid back in December and have been wondering myself. I just looked at their website and they state: In the event that the East Lansing Art Festival is canceled, Artist Booth fees will be reimbursed. At this time, there are not any changes to the…"
Mar 27, 2020

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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Arts for All, Lawton, OK
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Patron enjoying your art, meeting other artists, patrons BUYING your art!
Best show ever and why
Tulsa MayFest. My local big show, and got in for the first time this year and won best of photography!
Worst show ever and why
Festival of the Trails in Gardner, KS. First time event, and art was not the primary focus.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I don't recall.

John Kennington's Blog

Best 2014 Street Art

Posted on January 1, 2015 at 12:24pm 2 Comments

This is not something you can show at an art fair, but for your New Year's day entertainment, check out his story about the best street art from around the world in 2014:

I've pasted in a few below.…


A "Unique" Art Festival

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 10:49am 13 Comments

I just received a call for artists, and this is a new one for me - an art show at a nudist resort! 

I'll be passing (have they seen my photo!?!) but here is the info, in case any of you are interested! I'd really like to hear a report from this show!!

John Kennington

Please accept this invitation to participate as a vendor at the Second Annual Fall Art Festival. This year the Festival will be held on …


Lincoln Arts Festival (Nebraska) Info

Posted on June 19, 2010 at 12:16pm 4 Comments

Is anyone familiar with this Lincoln Arts Festival in Lincoln,
Nebraska on Sept 25-26? I have been accepted, but am now wondering if
it is worth the 8 hour drive from Tulsa. I'm hoping I can find
out more about it before I fully commit and pay my booth fee.

John Kennington
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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