Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Every so often an AFIer throws out a comment about lurkers who should be joining in on the discussion. Then today I read another thread that appeared to be written by a newbie (i.e. lurker),…Continue
In Connie's excellent video of the Lakefront Arts Festival in Milwaukee, I noticed that several artists essentially used a complete outdoor tent set-up within the huge show tent supplied by the…Continue
This year was the 62nd annual Talbot St show and the 1st annual attendance for me. I sell functional fused glass pieces in the $35-50 range plus some decorative work that goes up to about $200.
Talbot St is on Talbott Street and a couple of side streets between 17th and 19th streets just north of downtown Indianapolis. Hours are Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5. My impression was that the art and fine craft were of good quality with good displays and affordability, perhaps a level or…Continue
Columbus, IN is a sweet little town about 45 minutes south of Indianapolis and is known for its wealth of architecturally significant buildings, both vintage and new. So it seems like a perfect place for an art fair.
For many years the show has been held the same weekend as Penrod, a Saturday-only monster of a show also in Indiana. The Columbus folks apparently decided to quit fighting the beast and changed their date to three months earlier. Having done so, now the location on the…Continue
So I didn’t get accepted to my hometown Summerfair this year, and in a pissy mood I immediately went searching for another show that weekend, knowing the Summerfair jury would be devastated when they learned they had missed their chance to have me. And sure enough, Zapp dealt up the Butchertown Art Fair held in a quaint historic suburb of Louisville, KY on the very same weekend,…Continue
In the spirit of better late than never, here are some observations from this year’s Broad Ripple Art Fair held on May 21 and 22 on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center.
First and foremost, the staff and many, many volunteers were absolutely awesome. Smiling good mornings. Yummy donuts and coffee. Express line passes for artists to use at the food trucks and very friendly food workers. Volunteers coming by…Continue