Art Fair Insiders

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

Matt Estrada
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • United States
  • wood
Share on Facebook

Matt Estrada's Friends

  • Melanie Rolfes
  • Robin Chard
  • Connie Mettler

Matt Estrada's Discussions

My short career in front of the camera...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hoyt Jan 18, 2015. 2 Replies

This past fall I was approached by the director of Tennessee Craft to do a scripted piece for the local Public Television station. I had seen some of the previous shorts that they produce and I knew…Continue

Booth shot review

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Estrada Apr 8, 2014. 2 Replies

I've been doing art festivals for about 18 months now as a side job but I'm looking to leave my "job" and start concentrating on my art.Here is a couple booth shots from an Atlanta show this past…Continue

New to Artfairinsiders

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jenny Nunnelee Mar 27, 2014. 15 Replies

Good morning community! I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Matt Estrada, an artist living in Tennessee. I've been doing art festivals for about 18 months, mostly in the…Continue


Matt Estrada's Page

Profile Information

Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Chastain Park Art Festival, Atlanta, GA.
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Interacting with art buyers and exposing them to my art.
Best show ever and why
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver.
Supported well and very easy to do.
Worst show ever and why
Webb School Art Festival, Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Applied for the "juried" side of the festival and there were country craft vendors all around me. Two day festival, packed up after the first day because of $0 in sales. Not a single staff member from the organizer came by Saturday.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Google search.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I'm bald!

Matt Estrada's Blog

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 9:24am 2 Comments

I was ecstatic to get juried into Winter Park this year for the first time. I wasn't sure what to expect but was certainly aware of the reputation that precedes this show. 

I made the trek from Tennessee on Wednesday, spent the night in Gainesville, Florida then continued onto Winter Park on Thursday for load in.  I had looked at the map of the show beforehand so knew exactly where my booth placement  in Central Park was thanks to Google Street Maps. I was directly between two massive…


Winter Park 2015

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 10:30pm 3 Comments

Just a few more days and counting until I leave for sunny Florida from Tennessee. I was juried into this year's Winter Park show and I see reviews that are all over the place for the event. Should I be concerned about Nels' review from last year? Hopefully I wont! I looking forward to posting a positive review myself.  That's why we do festivals, right?…


Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 9:34pm 9 Comments

Nashville has traditionally been a great market for me in the 18 months I've been doing shows here at Centennial Park near the Parthenon. It's a local show for me, only 40 minutes from my house so I just commute back and forth over the four day period (set up + 3 day show). 

Thursday set up was available from noon - 7 pm. I decided to wait until late in the day to set up and it was a sea of white tents completely closed up so I had no issue just backing up to my booth space…


First time at Penrod in Indianapolis.

Posted on September 7, 2014 at 5:58pm 12 Comments

I was ecstatic that I was juried into this show having fellow artists saying what a solid show this is. It after all is billed as one of the largest one day shows in the States and "Indiana's nicest day"! This was my first show ever in the state of Indiana. 

I made the trek from Tennessee to Indianapolis in about 5 hours. I was in the "Yellow" section which was the area for the Evening at Penrod preview party. I entered onto the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) off 38th…


Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 2:07pm on March 9, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Matt.  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!

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.

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.

At 11:32pm on May 17, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Matt Estrada a gift
Thank you, Matt, for your review of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival Art Fair. We appreciate your willingness to help.
At 6:34pm on August 19, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Matt Estrada a gift
Thank you, Matt, for your review of the Piedmont Park Arts Festival. WE appreciate your willingness to write reviews for us.
At 11:19pm on September 08, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Matt Estrada a gift
Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 9/8/2014.
At 9:50am on April 06, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Matt Estrada a gift
Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 4/3/2015
At 10:00am on April 03, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Matt Estrada a gift
Thank you, Matt, for referring Tammy O'Connor to Art Fair Insiders.

You need to be a member of Art Fair Insiders to add comments!

Join Art Fair Insiders


Fiber artists -- use this resource to find new buyers:  Advertise with Reach over 60,000 fiber arts lovers.

Our 50 Best Art Fairs

Look Inside the our latest Art Fair Survey:
Who Won and Why

Join the MasterMinds Group for personalized coaching on your Internet Lifestyle Business! 

Video Website Reviews

60 Page Report - Best US Art Fairs

Click Here to
Learn More


  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2021   Created by Connie Mettler.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service