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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: 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
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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
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…"
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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
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: 35th ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

February 15 & 16 - Now only 2 days!Jupiter, FloridaAbacoaPresented by the Palm Beach North Chamber of CommerceSaturday and Sunday 10 am -  6 pm290 ArtistsDeadline: September 18Notification: October 30Application fee: $40.20Booth fee: 10' x 12' $589, 10' x 17' $703, 10' x 22' $1177The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce invites you to apply to be an exhibitor at the 35th annual ArtiGras,…See More
Sep 9
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Fall Art on the Square Fine Art Show-3 Days to Deadline

November 9 & 10Delray Beach, FloridaPresented by Cornell Art MuseumCornell Art Museum at Old School SquareAtlantic AvenueSaturday 10 am - 5 pm & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm100 Artists Deadline: September 8Application fee: $35Booth fee: Atlantic Ave single 10'x10' = $350, Atlantic Ave double 10'x20' = $700, Swinton Ave NW Single 10'x10' = $325, Swinton Ave NW Double 10'x20' = $650  Power: $45 per tent…See More
Sep 5
Meg Mettler replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Artlicious in Adrian MI - House to share
"I love that show, Fletcher. I hope it does well for you. I'm posting this on our FB page also right now. Thanks for checking in here and using this section of the site. It should be used much more (:"
Sep 4
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Call for Artists: Crafts in the Meadow 11th Annual Juried Invitational

October 19 & 20Richboro, PennsylvaniaTyler Park Center for the ArtsSaturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm100+ Fine Crafts PeopleDeadline: September 15Application fee: $20 per applicant, per media Booth fee: $275, $325 or $350Crafts in the Meadow Fall Invitational Craft Show is a long-running and much anticipated show in our region with a reputation for quality artists, excellent musical entertainment, and a smooth show…See More
Sep 4
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Call for Artists: Artists & Charities Hand in Hand Fine Art Show

November 2 & 3 West Palm Beach, FloridaPalm Beach County Convention CenterPresented by: Artists and Charities Hand in HandSaturday and Sunday 11 am - 5 pm100 ArtistsDeadline: September 15Application fee $45Booth fee $1000-$2000 based on locationLooking for artists who wish to participate in a dynamic, juried, unique, conceptual in-door fine art show event at a fabulous venue, the Palm Beach County Convention Center, on Nov. 2-3,…See More
Sep 2
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Call for Artists: 57th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival

February 15, 16 & 17Coconut Grove, FloridaPresented By:  Coconut Grove Arts & Historical Association350 ArtistsDeadline: September 17Application Fee: $55     Booth Fee: $850The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is held annually on the most popular weekend of the winter season in southern Florida, President's Day weekend. We welcome locals, snowbirds and international visitors to our show on the streets of Coconut Grove, a charming historic…See More
Aug 30
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Call for Artists: Naples New Year's Art Show

January 4 & 5 Naples, FloridaPresented By: Naples Art Association250 ArtistsDeadline: September 8  Notification: September 23Application Fee: $35    Booth Fee: $450Held in the heart of downtown Naples, on prestigious 5th Avenue South, this show attracts art-savvy attendees surrounded by upscale shops and restaurants. The Naples New Year's Art Show benefits from the phenomenal Southwest Florida weather and the large…See More
Aug 28
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Call for Artists: ArtWalk Carlsbad - Last Call!

September 21 & 22 Carlsbad, CaliforniaArmada DriveAbove the flower fields off Palomar Airport RoadSaturday 11 am - 6 pm & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm175+ ArtistsA few spaces left - apply todayBooth fees: 10' x 10' $485, 10' x 20' $910, 10' x 30' $1360, 20' x 20' $1810No jury fees.  No payment required until an artist is accepted. The team that has produced Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy for the past 36 years has a handful of spaces…See More
Aug 26
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Call for Artists: 35th Key West Craft Show

January 25 & 26Key West, FloridaOld Town Key West Whitehead Street, between Greene & Eaton StreetsSaturday & Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm100 ArtistsDeadline: September 1  Notification: October 1  Application fee: $35Booth fees: 10 x 10 $235; 10 x 10 corner $430; 10 x 15 $355; 10 x 15 corner $430The Key West Craft show is sponsored by the Key West Art Center, a nonprofit community art center, and is in its 35th…See More
Aug 23

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Call for Artists: Artisphere

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Call for Artists: 55th Annual Old Island Days Art Festival

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February 22 & 23 Key West Art 2020
Key West, Florida
Presented by: Key West Art Center
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Deadline: October 1…

Call for Artists: Boca Raton Fine Art Show

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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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