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Call for Artists: 29th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

N. VA FAF logo
May 15 - 17, 2020
Reston,…
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Added by Meg Mettler on December 13, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Sausalito Art Festival put on hold due to unforeseen issues, including security costs

A sad story here, something that artists rarely hear about, the background of finding the money to host art fairs. Especially the larger events, there is no way that booth fees and application fees pay for the events to be held. 

The story cites the added security costs because of the shooting at the nearby Gilroy Art…

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Added by Connie Mettler on December 12, 2019 at 10:07am — 3 Comments

Podcast: What is America's Best Art Fair

Friday, December 13, 1 pm ET

ArtFairCalendar.com has tallied all the votes in our 2019 Best Art Fair survey (8th Annual). We had a record number of participants reporting in the favorites. The goal of the survey is to encourage "art fair tourism", bringing art…

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Added by Connie Mettler on December 11, 2019 at 10:21am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Pinecrest Gardens Fine Arts Festival

January 25 & 26
Pinecrest, Florida…
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Added by Connie Mettler on December 9, 2019 at 9:54am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: 17th Annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

May 9 & 10…
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Added by Meg Mettler on December 6, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 28th Marion Arts Festival

May 16
Marion, Iowa (Cedar Rapids)…
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Added by Meg Mettler on December 4, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 71st Annual Old Town Art Fair

June 13 & 14

Chicago, Illinois


Presented by the Old Town Triangle Assn.

250 Artists

Deadline: December 15…
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Added by Meg Mettler on December 2, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Secret Santa 2019 is here! Signups are open NOW!

It's HERE! Sign up now for the art fair business's happiest…

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 29, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 59th Annual Columbus Arts Festival

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Added by Meg Mettler on November 29, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

10 Things You'll Find in Every Artist's Bag



The contents of a bag on a counter



Construction workers have their hammers, hard hats, and gloves. Police have their handcuffs, flashlight, and gun. Doctors have stethoscopes, tongue depressors, and syringes. You get the idea. Every profession has certain equipment and supplies that come with the territory. Artists are no exception, so we asked our…

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Added by Troy Smith on November 25, 2019 at 11:08am — 12 Comments

Cool Ad! Would you attend?

(This is not an advertisement for the Randolph Street Market)

I love it when art fairs/festivals/pop ups/markets really get the vibe of attracting customers to attend their events. I stole this image off of artist Angie Consalvo's email to share with you.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 25, 2019 at 10:57am — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: 32nd Naples Downtown Art Show

March 21 & 22
Naples, Florida

Presented by the Naples Art Association

250 Artists

Deadline: December 8

Notification: December 17…



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Added by Meg Mettler on November 25, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Speaking Up: Talking to Show Organizers

A member of this site shared a show review and it included this letter that he sent to the show organizers:

We participated in the ________ _______ 2019 and it was our first time exhibiting in your show.  Our…

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 22, 2019 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Call for Artists: Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival

Ridgeland poster
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Added by Meg Mettler on November 22, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Sausalito Art Festival Announces Hiatus for 2020

Just got this and wanted to share. What are your thoughts?

Sausalito Art Festival Announces Hiatus for 2020…

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Added by Julia Szabo on November 21, 2019 at 6:37pm — 1 Comment

To Censor or Not to Censor: That Is the Question



Small child with art supplies

Note: The opinions expressed in this blog post are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of ACT Insurance, its employees, or any of the companies affiliated with it.

In light of recent events, it seemed a good time to write a blog post about something that many artists and other…

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Added by Troy Smith on November 21, 2019 at 11:38am — 8 Comments

10 Gifts for Your Artist or Craftsman



Closeup of a paintbrush on canvas



The holiday season is upon us once again, and the time has come to buy presents for your friends and loved ones. Yet, it always seems like there’s that one person who is next to impossible to shop for. No matter what you do, you can’t seem to find that perfect gift for them.



If you are looking for a present for an…

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Added by Troy Smith on November 20, 2019 at 8:45am — 6 Comments

Pro Panels Desks For Sale in Dark Grey-Omaha, Nebraska

I'm selling 2 Pro Panels Desks in Dark Grey that are 16"x30" and 42" counter height with 2 shelves included. I bought them new this year at $245.00 each and never used.

Asking Price is $150.00 each.

I also have one 16"x16" Mini Desk in Dark Grey with two shelves as well that I paid $185.00 for new and am selling for $125.00. Prefer Local Pick-Up or…

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Added by Thom Foster on November 19, 2019 at 7:09pm — No Comments

FOR SALE PROPANELS USED ONLY 4 TIMES PURCHASED 2019 IN ORIGINAL CARTONS

8 Sets 7’ X 30” KNOCK DOWN PANEL DARK GREY 
2 L STIFFENER 
1 TELESCOPING SUPPORT BAR
1 PRO GRIPPER CABLE HANGER 48” BLACK 
1 PRO GRIPPER CABLE HANGER 72” BLACK 
3 GRIP EXTRA PRO GRIPPERS 18 COUPLERS & CONNECTORS 

Total value $1380.00

For sale $690

Call Jose (813) 277-6494 

Can deliver to cities near Tampa Florida

Added by Jose L Rosario on November 18, 2019 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Quotes about Art and Creativity



Painting of a boat on a lake at sunset

Art encompasses a lot of different trades, techniques, and tools. The entire history of the human race has involved art in some way or another. From cave drawings, hieroglyphics, paintings, sculptures and writing of long gone geniuses worth millions of dollars to modern day artists, writers, crafters, and other creative people,…

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Added by Troy Smith on November 18, 2019 at 5:13pm — 2 Comments

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