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Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Laura McGowan
  • Onancock, VA
  • United States
  • Oil paintings
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Inexpensive battery lighting for booth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Aug 18, 2017. 5 Replies

I'm doing the Rittenhouse Square show for the first time in September, and only need to light my booth for the last 2 hours on Friday night. I don't need lighting for any other show, so I'd like to…Continue

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Your Medium
Oil paintings
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Art on the Farm, Barrier Islands Center, Machipongo, VA May 2015
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Being in control of selling your own work. Meeting other artists.
Best show ever and why
Art on the Farm 2016, because I sold more and had done it before so knew what to expect. Plus, tents and display panels are already there - easy!
Worst show ever and why
None yet
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Google - looking for answers about buying tent and display panels.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I just became a full time artist after 22 years as a teacher, and I'm thrilled!

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At 10:27pm on January 11, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Laura. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.
Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.
Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.

Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

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