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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: 41st Naples National Art Show

February 22 & 23Naples, Floridapresented by the Naples Art Assn.194 ArtistsDeadline: October 28 Notification: November 25 Application fee:  $35  Booth fee: $625As one of the oldest shows in Collier County, the Naples National Art Show is counted by the local community as among its premiere, must-see events, thanks to the high quality of art, the engaging personalities of the artists and the festive atmosphere. The show is…See More
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Call for Artists: 15th The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

April 4 & 5The Woodlands, TexasWaterway and Town Green ParkPresented by The Woodlands Arts CouncilSaturday & Sunday 10 am - 6 pm200 ArtistsDeadline: October 18Application fee $40Booth fee: Single 10' x 10'=$500, Corner=$750, Double=$1,000; Electricity $175 Celebrating our 15th year, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is a jewel of the Texas fine arts tour and is ranked among the top arts venues in the country. This is…See More
Connie Mettler commented on Meg Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: La Quinta Signature Art Event 2020 - new!
"That's kind of a good thing (if true), Paul. New/old event with new organizer means the artists love the show ... I know many are keeping their fingers crossed for this to work. BUT from being in the show organizer seat I learned the hard way…"
Oct 7
Paul Flack commented on Meg Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: La Quinta Signature Art Event 2020 - new!
"word on the street is there are very few openings as last years folks are already in."
Oct 7
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Call for Artists: La Quinta Signature Art Event 2020 - new!

March 5 - 8La Quinta, CaliforniaLa Quinta Civic Center CampusThursday through Sunday 10 am - 5 pm220 ArtistsDeadline: October 16Application fee $50Booth fee: 12' x 12' $300, 12' x 24' $600, 12' x 36' or larger $900The promoters may have changed but the event will remain the same.  An extensive marketing campaign is targeted to reach 25,000 affluent art patrons to celebrate the virtuoso talents of the finest national…See More
Oct 7
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Call for Artists: Hot Works Miami Beach Fine Art Show

February 29 & March 1, 2020 - NEW! Miami Beach Fine Art ShowApply now: October 13; notifications by October 23Miami Beach, FloridaOutdoors at gorgeous Haulover Park (on pavement)10800 Collins RoadBetween Bal Harbour and…See More
Oct 4
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Call for Artists: Hot Works Palm Beach Fine Art Show

February 22 & 23, 2020 - NEW! Palm Beach Fine Art Show Apply now: October 9; notifications by October 19 West Palm Beach, FloridaPalm Beach Outlets 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Event hours Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 5 pmMove-in Friday 8:30 am - 6 pmMove-out Sunday 5 pm…See More
Sep 30
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Call for Artists: Garage Sale Art Fair

24th GARAGE SALE ART FAIRKalamazoo, MIKalamazoo County Fairgounds February 299 am to 4 pmDeadline: October 1 Why go to Kalamazoo in February??? The 24th Annual Garage Sale Art Fair is the place for "art fair artists" to sell their overstocks, seconds, great work or just plain duds at bargain prices. It's 7 hours of as much fun as we can make it and our focus is to help you sell. Although some artists put up a booth, you're welcome to just…See More
Sep 28
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Call for Artists: Embracing Our Differences

January 18 - April 5 Sarasota, FloridaBayfront Park - 5 Bayfront Drive 50 Artists Deadline: October 8 Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world. Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. The centerpiece of Embracing…See More
Sep 25
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Call for Artists: 6th Annual Coral Gables Festival of the Arts

February 8 & 9Miami/Coral Gables, FloridaSaturday & Sunday 10-6200 ArtistsDeadline: October 1Jury fee: $25 when applying via Zapp, or free if you apply directly with us at this #305-812-7626 Booth Fee: $395 for 10x10; $495 for corners We invite you to apply Coral Gables Festival of the Arts. Although our festival…See More
Sep 23
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Call for Artists: Artisphere

May 8 - 10Greenville, South CarolinaMain Street - downtownThurs. May 7: Opening Night Gala 6 pm-10 pmFri. Noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun. 11am-6pm135 ArtistsDeadline: October 4Application fee: $35Booth fees: Standard 12' x 12' $450, Corner $550, Double $900 Electricity: $40Despite its short history, Artisphere has distinguished itself as both a regional and national highlight.  A supportive, art-loving community, beautiful setting, and over 500…See More
Sep 20
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Call for Artists: 55th Annual Old Island Days Art Festival

February 22 & 23 Key West, FloridaPresented by: Key West Art Center100 ArtistsDeadline: October 1Application Fee: $35     Booth Fee: $235 - $430The Old Island Days Art Festival, now in its 55th year, has grown from a local to a national juried show and attracts nearly 25,000 visitors in the two-day event including locals, winter residents and tourists. Take a break from the cold northern winter and add this…See More
Sep 18
Meg Mettler commented on Nels johnson's blog post Lake Forest Labor Day weekend art fair—Fair but not great for most
"Good job, Nels. We'll ride out into the sunset together, although Ellen and I may do it first ;) I wish we'd been more generous with the kids when we went to the shows. One thing Norm always did was carry around a bag of toys that he would…"
Sep 16
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Call for Artists: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Fall 2019

 Sugarloaf Craft Festivals - Apply Now!Limited Space! Apply today to be part of the Sugarloaf Craft community. Sell your art at 6 Fall & 5 Spring festivals located in affluent areas of PA, VA, NJ and MD. Enjoy well-attended and well-organized events while connecting with shoppers and other talented artists. We can't wait to see you there! Don't…See More
Sep 15
Nels johnson commented on Meg Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: 35th ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival
"Notice they cut out the weak day Monday but left the booth fee the same. They are a rip-off folks, do this show at your own peril."
Sep 13

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Call for Artists: 41st Naples National Art Show

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 4:00am 0 Comments

February 22 & 23
Naples, Florida
presented by the Naples Art Assn.
194 Artists
Deadline: October 28

Notification: November…

Call for Artists: 15th The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

Posted on October 9, 2019 at 4:00am 0 Comments

April 4 & 5Woodlands logo
The Woodlands, Texas…

Call for Artists: La Quinta Signature Art Event 2020 - new!

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 4:00am 2 Comments

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La Quinta, California…

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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.

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 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.

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.

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