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Karen Kurta
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  • Altamonte Springs, FL
  • United States
  • Photography
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Full Art Show Booth for Sale | Altamonte Springs, FL

Started Dec 1, 2020 0 Replies

Hi everyone! I have a full art or craft show booth setup for sale in the Altamonte Springs, FL area. Everything one needs to get started. (Art not included, of course!)…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Christina L. Towell Oct 2, 2014. 10 Replies

Hello fellow insiders,I'm Karen and I'm new to the art fair scene. Well, not completely new, I've been attending them for years thinking someday I'd have a booth myself...I'm a photographer near…Continue

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Full Art Show Booth for Sale | Altamonte Springs, FL

Hi everyone! I have a full art or craft show booth setup for sale in the Altamonte Springs, FL area. Everything one needs to get started. (Art not included, of course!) art show setup includes:: Eurmax pro tent frame with ABC canopy top - tent frame has a lot of wear, but still works fine, top is almost new. 4 walls for Eurmax pro tent - one with zipper…See More
Dec 1, 2020

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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Uptown Art Expo, Altamonte Springs, FL
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Meet customers, talk to fellow artists
Best show ever and why
Mayfaire by the Lake in Lakeland, FL 2018. Won a big award, made some nice sales...a great end to an otherwise mediocre year!
Worst show ever and why
Well, there are many I'd like to forget. Probably ArtsFest Stuart. They had huge fencing blocking off the show area, were charging a hefty admission, and had an aerial gymnastics display going on behind my tent that people couldn't tear themselves away from. Complete disaster!
Who referred you to Please be specific.
found it online
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I quit my full-time job as a corporate marketer/graphic designer in 2019 to pursue my photography business full time!

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At 9:33am on September 30, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Baby steps, indeed...I know them well.

At 1:31pm on September 23, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Karen.  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.

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At 9:39am on September 23, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Karen, thanks...did you see the blog post about all the gear you'll need for a show? It's somewhat daunting but you should definitely check it out and copy it so you'll know what to take with you when you get your first gig.  What kind of tent did you order and from whom?  Just curious...

At 9:19am on September 22, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Karen, welcome to Art Fair Insiders! Ah, a fellow you have any shows lined up or are you still testing the waters?  I haven't done an art show yet myself but have applied for one in December, here in Detroit.  A little nervous but at least it's indoors and I don't have to buy a tent yet...waiting to hear whether I made the cut or not, applications end any event, good luck to you and please take advantage of all the information that is here for you...thanks and good luck!


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