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Michael Skeen
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Holiday Fair Greenville,SC

Started Jul 6, 2012 0 Replies

Has anyone done the Holiday Fair in Greenville, SC.  I know it's a mix of buy/sell and craft, but it implies that the two are separated (in some way).  At that time of year I mostly am selling hand…Continue

Keeping Warm

Started this discussion. Last reply by Douglas Farrar Oct 8, 2010. 11 Replies

So, I'm getting ready to do some shows that are going to be really cold.  What do you guys do to stay warm?  Do you take propane heaters?  Do you just bundle up and stamp your feet?  Was I crazy for…Continue

Total Newb Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Skeen Sep 8, 2010. 1 Reply

So, is there a protocol about displaying ribbons and awards won at other events at a current show? is it considered bad form?  Is it a good thing?  Continue

Hand Sanitizers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katherine Graham Sarlson Jul 22, 2010. 2 Replies

So, this is probably WAAAAYYYY down on the list of what most folks are concerned about, but, I thought I'd post this just the same.  There is a hand sanitizer out there that you don't have to reapply…Continue


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Arts in the Heart of Augusta

Posted on September 19, 2011 at 8:28am 4 Comments

This is the 3rd year that I've done the Arts in the Heart of Augusta show.  It's located in Augusta, Georgia.  In the past this show has been a good show for me, but resulted in average sales.  This year several changes resulted in making this my best show ever both sales wise and every other way I can think of.  Previously this show has been held in both paved and unpaved parking areas, but this year they managed to talk the city of Augusta into holding the event on the main business street…


Powers Festival of Coweta County

Posted on September 7, 2011 at 9:55am 4 Comments

Powers Festival is held every Labor Day week-end in a nice wooded area near Newnan, Ga.  It is a 3 day event with a Friday set-up and Sat through Monday open gate.  There is a fee to enter.  There are 3 stages for entertainment (which was amazingly good this year) as well as numerous food vendors.  There are physical building on the ground and many of the food vendors are in these structures and make a surprising array (not just the typical foodstuffs).  This festival had declined a few years… Continue

Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 3:47pm 12 Comments

I was an exhibitor at the first Spring event of this festival. It was held in a beautiful location in Atlanta called Buckhead. The venue was in a sprawling green land known as Chastain park. This park is on rolling land, full of trees and with numerous activities going on almost all of the time. The festival itself was held on a long paved road that meanders through trees. Exhibitors were set up on one side of the road only which made a nice stroll for those attending and really did encourage… Continue

Barefoot in the Park, Duluth, Ga.

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 7:50am 8 Comments

We went to the Barefoot in the Park over Mother's Day Week-end in Duluth, Ga. If there is a better run art show anywhere, I'd want to move there permanently. The organizer's of this show come out of the art community. They made sure there was not only coffee in the morning, but there was lunch there for us during the middle of the day. There were booth sitters that were just a phone call a way, anytime we needed one. They delivered water to us throughout the day. It was just… Continue

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At 11:57am on March 31, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Michael. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.

When you have a chance, please stop by the Discussions area to introduce yourself. 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 12:01pm on June 03, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Michael Skeen a gift
Many, many thanks for your support!
At 9:35pm on September 25, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Michael Skeen a gift
Thank you, Michael, for referring Lynn Reed to Art Fair Insiders.

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