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Salado Wildflower Art Show

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Saxon Hay Feb 2, 2013. 1 Reply

My acceptance rate hasn't been so great this season, but at the same time I don't want to jump in and drive three hours for a show that isn't worth it.  Does anyone have any info on The Wildflower…Continue

Fayetteville, TX

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindi Hendrickson Dec 12, 2011. 3 Replies

I see some good things about this show, and plan to apply this week.  I was wondering if I should go for an indoor space though as this will be in may and the heat should be starting to rise by…Continue

Thoughts on Fernandina Beach in Fall

Started Jun 11, 2011 0 Replies

I had asked my neighbor(who was kinda a big mouth with an opinnion on don't know what to think) what he thought of the Fall show as the Shrimp Festival was easily the best show I did…Continue

Maitland Spring Festival of the Arts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison Thomas Mar 3, 2011. 3 Replies

Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this show...  My wife had done it back 4-5 years ago when we were first starting out and haven't touched it since...was told it was a very off year.  So…Continue


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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Sunfest, West Palm Beah, FL
What is your website?
Best show ever and why
Sailfish Marina Sunset Festival - $50 a week for 3 hours and rake in lots of cash. Just wish I still lived nearby to do it.
Worst show ever and why
Sunfest 2007...first show and almost my last. Poored during breakdown while I went to get the car and flooded the sidewalks. Didn't do bad for my first show in sales but lost all of my larger inventory at the end.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Saw it on google.

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 10:19am on January 18, 2011, Sabrina Aughenbaugh said…

Hi Matt, Welcome to Art Fair Insiders.  You found a great place for information of all kind and a place to make new friends.  Love your pictures.  I used to live in Lakeland so some of your pictures brought back happy memories. I love to take pictures of animals also, they are so fascinating to me.  So happy to have you join us here, Take care,


At 5:19pm on January 18, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Matthew.   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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At 6:02pm on February 16, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Matthew Hyner a gift
Thank you, Matthew, for referring Jane Axman-Hyner to Art Fair Insiders.
At 2:43pm on December 12, 2011, Tina Strarup & Julie Lee said…

Fayetteville is small show but good buyers.  Definitely better outside with tent.


At 1:15pm on January 22, 2013, Lewis T. Garrett said…

Matthew, you asked about the Salado show.  I've done the show two times but none in the past year.  The first show was in August which was brutally hot but I think they've moved that event to later in the year (October???).  I did around $600 at that show and at the time most of my work was in framed format.  I went back to another show in the following spring and did about $425 in sales and my format was mostly canvas.  The entry fees are low and it was close (about 30 miles from my home which meant expenses were minimal) but even so, for me the sales did not justify returning. I hope this gives you some help in making your decision on the trip.




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