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Ron Gage
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  • Westland, Michigan
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What inventory to sell/bring to a show

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Mar 21, 2019. 2 Replies

This one will hopefully spark a good conversation!In short, what mix of inventory do you take with you to a show?  What sells?I'm not talking about subject matter as that is as varied and random as…Continue

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Started Mar 20, 2019 0 Replies

Hello, one and all!Ron Gage here from Westland, Michigan (about 20 miles west of downtown Detroit).  I am just now getting into my first full year of doing art shows here - focusing primarily on…Continue

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Ron Gage replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Just got the posting on Facebook - the Saginaw Michigan Old Town Art Fair has been cancelled for the year.  This ends my season - hope something good comes in 2021!"
Jun 5, 2020
Ron Gage replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"I just got this email.  So much for Wyandotte Michigan this year... Hello, Artist -  The 59th Annual Wyandotte Street Art Fair is just weeks away and it is very clear to us it will not be possible for the event to take place. Public and…"
May 4, 2020

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Royal Oak Holiday Market
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting the other artists and the visitors
Best show ever and why
Too new to be certain.
Worst show ever and why
Well, my first show was kinda challenging. It was a thursday/friday show, we had a snowstorm those days and very small crowds.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Karl Wertanen of Monroe, MI
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I play a Computer server engineer by day

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At 3:46pm on March 12, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Ron. 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 9:23am on February 28, 2019, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Ron,

Welcome to AFI, fellow Michigander!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks so much for subscribing to the newsletter and best of luck as you move forward.


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