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10th Birthday Pledge Drive Day 10

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The Early Bird Drawing for Pledge Drive prizes is today during Connie's 5:00 p.m. podcast - don't miss this very interesting conversation.Meanwhile, many thanks to the following for their…Continue

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10 Annual Pledge Drive, May 19-May 30Our mission:Bring people to art fairs to enjoy and collect…Continue

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Call for Artists: Arts in the Middle

 June 5 & 6, 2021 Urbanna, Virginia Hewick Plantation Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-3pm 100 Artists Deadline: January 30Application fee: $25   Booth fee: $190-$380Arts in the Middle is gifted with the "perfect festival venue" in the middle of an area so ripe with history we talk about the rivers John Smith traversed and the places Pocahontas wandered. The grounds of Hewick Plantation, the 17th…See More
Jan 18
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Call for Artists: OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair

May 15 & 16Indianapolis, IndianaPresented by the Indianpolis Art CenterSaturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-5pm150 ArtistsDeadline: January 18Application fee: $35   Booth fee: $400Now celebrating its 50th year, the Art Fair attracts an average of 16,000 patrons and offers an opportunity for the public to meet artists from the U.S. and Canada, an array of food…See More
Jan 11
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Call for Artists: Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Fair

May 7 - 9, 2021Saint Louis, MissouriFriday 6pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-8pm,& Sunday 10am-5pm150 ArtistsDeadline: January 11, 2021Application fee: $35-$55   Booth fee: $350-$600More than 15,000 patrons typically attend this annual three-day event on Mother's Day weekend, featuring local food vendors, live music and 150 juried artists from across the country exhibiting work…See More
Dec 16, 2020
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Michigan Holiday Art Fair - Virtual!

 What makes this fair different? We have included some of the best aspects of live shows with things that you can only do online. Preview days are November 29-30. Live content will be available December 1-6. The site stays up, without the added features, for additional shopping through the end of the year.…See More
Dec 2, 2020
Connie Mettler commented on Meg Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: The Greater St. Louis Holiday Arts Expo - Virtual
"I hope you're taking a good look at this. It is an opportunity for you to be part of a virtual experience, a stand alone. Most of the virtual opportunities so far have been for events that had a live event that you had already juried into. This…"
Oct 30, 2020
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Call for Artists: The Greater St. Louis Holiday Arts Expo - Virtual

Inaugural Greater St. Louis Holiday Arts Expo - VirtualNov. 28, 2020 - Feb. 15, 2021Available online 24 hoursVirtual (St. Louis, Missouri)Presented by the St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce100 ArtistsDeadline: November 13Application fee: $25Booth fee: $50 members;$80 nonmembers;$100 for nonmembers who wish to join The St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce invites artists of all mediums…See More
Oct 30, 2020
Meg Mettler replied to Connie Mettler's discussion In Memoriam - Don Nedobeck. Beloved Artist
"Don cheerfully personalized his books for my children, nieces, nephews and many friends' children with great whimsy and silliness. They are treasures."
Oct 26, 2020
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Call for Artists: Vero Beach Holiday Art & Craft Expo

November 21 & 22Vero Beach, FloridaIndian River County Fairgrounds7955 58th Avenue Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm 304 Artists Deadline: Until full Booth fee: $155 + $25 for corners 304 art & craft exhibitors in a powerfully productive event…See More
Oct 19, 2020
Jan Hubbard commented on Meg Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: Bayshore Art & Artisan Fair
"It was another one of amdurproductions so called great event. It was a disappointment the attendance was low not sure how sales were. I don’t believe the artists where happy with how it played out. I would personally like amdurproductions to…"
Oct 9, 2020
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Call for Artists: La Quinta Art Celebration

March 4 - 7, 2021 La Quinta, California La Quinta Civic Center Campus Presented by SCOPE Events, LLC 200 artists Deadline: October 15 Application fee: $50   Booth fee: $300-$1200 La Quinta Art Celebration is located lakeside at La Quinta Civic Center Campus in the heart of the Coachella Valley and 20 minutes from Palm Springs. The event draws art enthusiasts from the affluent Coachella Valley,…See More
Oct 2, 2020
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Call for Artists: HoliDaze Market in Des Moines - 4 days to deadline!

December 5 & 6Des Moines, IowaIowa Events CenterSaturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-4pm80 artistsDeadline: September 28Application fee: $30  Booth fee: $275-$500What a great way to get ready for the Christmas holiday! The Des Moines HoliDaze Market is the only large Christmas event in central Iowa…See More
Sep 24, 2020
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Call for Artists: ArtFest Fort Myers 2021

February 6 & 7, 2021 Fort Myers, Florida Downtown Fort Myers RiverfrontOption to participate in Opening Night: February 510am - 5pm160 ArtistsDeadline: September 28thApplication fee: $35    Booth fee: $454Our dedicated community of art lovers and collectors wait all year to enjoy and purchase the incredible works of fabulous professional artists from across the country. Extensive and effective advertising, great artist amenities,…See More
Aug 19, 2020
Meg Mettler replied to Brent Leftwich's discussion Seeking Marketing / Selling Advice for a Senior Potter
"We just did a 6-part podcast series on selling your art through social media, if either you or your father is interested: We would welcome his membership! I bet he could find some tech-savvy…"
Aug 5, 2020
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Call for Artists: Art on the Prairie

September 19 & 20 Warrenville, Illinois*Presented by Warrenville Park District Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-4pm 50 Artists Deadline: August 15 or until full Registration & booth fee: $65 Art on the Prairie is in it's 15th year! The art brings the community together to enjoy & purchase art & music all at the same time. The music is a folk style music, mixed in with a bit of country…See More
Aug 3, 2020

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Call for Artists: Houston Music & Arts Festival - 2 events!

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Outlaw Conroe March 20 & 21
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Call for Artists: Art in the Village

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Call for Artists: Arts in the Middle

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Urbbanna June 5 & 6, 2021

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Hewick Plantation

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Call for Artists: OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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At 5:31pm on February 7, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Meg. 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.

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At 12:16pm on January 31, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hey Meg,

I wondered if that's what was happening...sweet, and welcome aboard!

At 12:51pm on January 29, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Meg,

I met you at the Norah Jones concert...welcome!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site to be informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks for subscribing and best of luck as you move forward.


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