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Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Terri Cheatham
  • Swansea, IL
  • United States
  • Handcrafted jewelry and glass gifts.
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Terri Cheatham commented on Spencer Knowlton's blog post 6 Pet Peeves Artists & Crafters Have When Selling at Shows
"It was drizzling at my last show, and a woman stood inside my booth and had a long and lengthy conversation on her phone without so much as acknowledging me!  I wanted to physically throw her out but, of course I didn’t.  Then when…"
Thursday
Connie Mettler left a comment for Terri Cheatham
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Terri. 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…"
May 31

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Your Medium
Handcrafted jewelry and glass gifts.
Years in the Art Fair Business
2
First show ever
I’ve done a few small art/craft fairs in the past, but have picked it up post-Covid and have scheduled 6 this summer!
What are the best things about art fairs
People are able to see your product “in person”, see how it makes them feel, or how it looks on them, and imagine owning it.
Best show ever and why
Right before Christmas. I had several custom orders and sales were good. People were very appreciative of us being there when it was cold and using safety precautions.
Worst show ever and why
My first “outdoor” show! The wind broke my canopy (we fixed it with posts and bungee cords). The wind knocking over my displays and then it rained. But sales were OK and I learned a LOT! Also bought a more substantial canopy.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I’ve been getting your emails for years, in hopes of one day being ready for a juried show. Not quite there yet.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am retired and, happily, busier than ever doing what I love!

I taught myself wire-wrapping during the Covid lockdown and have become very proficient with it, as well as with my fused glass art.

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At 8:40pm on May 31, 2021, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Terri. 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.

Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.
Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on ArtFairInsiders.com.

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.

 
 
 

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