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Melanie Moore
  • Female
  • Malden On Hudson, NY
  • United States
  • Jewelry/Mixed Media
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Spring (April) Atlanta Events??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melanie Moore Dec 16, 2018. 2 Replies

Any info on two April Atlanta events will be appreciated - Spring Festival on Ponce (Druid Hills) April 6-7 and Artspalooza (Sandy Springs) April 20-21.  We will be in the South (from NY)  and need…Continue

Cheapest phone to use with the Square

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karin Platt Oct 9, 2012. 38 Replies

Well, here I go again comparing costs to use the Square vs. my old machine.   Does anyone have info for the cheapest phone to use with the Square?  I see that I only need 2GB to use the Square but…Continue

Info will be appreciated re: Chester (NJ); Towsontown (MD); Celebrate W Hartford (CT)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melanie Moore Jan 11, 2012. 10 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again and I'm trying to fill our schedule and attempting to stay close to home (NY) rather than traveling to the Midwest, etc.  I get apps for these events and am having…Continue

Tags: Towson, (MD), (CT), Harford, (NJ)


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Your Medium
Jewelry/Mixed Media
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Columbus Avenue, NYC
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Hopefully to make some money and we always meet interesting exhibitors.
Best show ever and why
When I first started in this industry I rolled the dice and did a rather commercial show in Denver, CO and had a five figure show. Who knew?
Worst show ever and why
Good grief, who wants to remember those stinkers?
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Patty Stern

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Park Ave Summer Fest, Rochester NY August 2-3

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 12:15pm 0 Comments

Any info on this show would be appreciated.  Attendance, is it worth it?  $$$ ???  

Thanks in advance.

A Fair in the Park, Mellon Park, Pittsburgh, Sept 2014

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 1:30pm 5 Comments

Hello, All:

I have pondered about this show for a couple of years and I have heard good and bad things about this event (just like any other, right?)  Can anyone offer info:  attendance, buying energy, etc.?  Is it worth a 7 hour drive?  Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Mayfair Festival of the Arts, Allentown, PA, May 24-26

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 3:54pm 8 Comments

Hello, All:

I just received an application to this event and see that they have indoor spaces (with air conditioning!).   Does anyone have any comments about this show?  High end?  Low end?  Attendance?  Worth it?

Thanks in advance - and Happy New Year!  

Spring Bizarre Bazaar, Richmond, VA

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:58pm 1 Comment

Does anyone have any comments regarding this Spring show?  I know their Christmas show has a lot of buy-sell and I did well there many, many years ago in the handcraft section; however, I know nothing about the spring show.  How does it compare to the May show in the park?  Any input will be greatly appreciated.

PS:  Happy New Year to everyone.  I'm hoping it's a good one!


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At 10:46am on May 30, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Melanie. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.

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At 5:21pm on June 07, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Melanie Moore a gift
Many thanks for your support, Melanie!
At 4:40pm on January 9, 2012, Ellen Sullivan said…

Good Afternoon,

I have exhibited at West Hartford for many years.  There have been many changes recently which can go either way.

Location: downtown West Hartford, upscale and redone.  People do have money, don't come out if weather is bad.  Last 3 years, weather bad.  The show is on the town green, the outside spaces you can carry merchandise from side walk, other wise you have to dolly. Not the worse setup but it can be a little hilly.   Show is stretched out and in part of parking lot.  Rest of parking lot has sponsors, lots of them, lots of food and a small carnavil for the kids. Exhibitor parking is assigned depending on where you booth is located. Usually close by.

Sunday morning there is a road race and the show does not start until noon. You can set up on Friday after 5pm.  If there is bad weather this show can get hit,  It's like a wind tunnel. Almost all booths are on grass. I feel the spaces on the side walk are the best.

The quality has changed over the years.  Very few artists (2D) and lots of jewelry.

Buy sell is getting in. The quality runs the gambit.  From really good to buy sell.  If you decide to do the show you do not want to be in the last row, corner of Burr St and Main St.  I was located on the corner which was a great space for me with my garden art  and copper sculptures but not for anyone else around me.

I am not going to do the show this year because I was not happy with the weather and quality.  You can stay in Farmington, Priceline and a short drive. Be careful if you do decide to do the show, don't stay in Hartford or close to the expo center. The neighborhoods are really unsafe.

If your expenses won't be too bad and you can send out a mailing list, I would say it's worth a try.  There will be a lot of families and children at the show.  they seem to come for the day.  Please let me know if you need any other info.

Ellen Sullivan

At 4:37pm on March 30, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Melanie Moore a gift
Thank you, Melanie, for referring Gael Kronenberget to Art Fair Insiders.
At 3:17pm on June 11, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Melanie Moore a gift
Thanks so much for this support. I appreciate it a lot and it keeps us going in our mission to support artists who choose this crazy life style.
At 10:45pm on July 09, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Melanie Moore a gift
Melanie, thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2015 Pledge Drive.
At 11:56pm on June 26, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Melanie Moore a gift
Melanie, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive.

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