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Karen S Castillo
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  • Elgin, IL
  • United States
  • Photography
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Help Needed with an Art Fair "People's Choice" Contest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Hinde May 28, 2014. 17 Replies

My local art group would like to include a "People's Choice" prize during our annual art fair. The intent is two-fold - first to encourage visitors to make the complete circuit of all of the booths…Continue

Tags: contest, awards, voting, choice, peoples'

Storage Problem Solved!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeanne Morningstar Kent Dec 14, 2013. 1 Reply

Unfortunately, I don't have a dedicated vehicle or trailer to store my display panels, canopy, and artwork between shows and . . . it's unlikely that will ever happen! Once I started doing art shows,…Continue

Tags: units, storage

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Years in the Art Fair Business
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Interacting with the visitors to the show.
Best show ever and why
Art & Soul on the Fox - Elgin, IL - Well run show in the downtown area. Booth spaces lined several blocks limited to foot traffic only with plenty of parking for visitors. 24 hour security allowed vendors to leave their tents overnight.
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I found this through an internet search.

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At 9:20am on October 1, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders, 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 add a photo of yourself and 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!

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