Art Fair Insiders

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

All Blog Posts (7,100)

Economic Impact of the Ann Arbor Art Fair - 2021

As focused as we all are on our businesses, selling our art at the art fairs, the events are even more important to the small business owners where the events are held, the business districts and commercial areas. Most events have been started not primarily to focus art but to bring buyers into areas that are looking to increase commerce in other ways. 

Here is a report from the store owners in Ann Arbor last week…

Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on July 21, 2021 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Palisade Art Festival

Mountain Art Festivals September 25 & 26

Palisade, Colorado

Veterans' Memorial Park

Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

65 Artists…

Continue

Added by Meg Mettler on July 21, 2021 at 6:00am — No Comments

Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting - Tuesdays at 4PM

Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting - Now Tuesdays at 4PM

Same day and time each week to give artists that are doing shows a chance to get home and relax. From now on I'll be sending out the reminder e-mail on Monday, the day before the meeting.

Jul 20, 2021 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/4338895789?pwd=NXFRME9JRFdMK3VDUEJhdHJ5T2daQT09

Meeting ID: 433 889…

Continue

Added by Larry Berman on July 19, 2021 at 8:44am — 1 Comment

Renting a kit and caboodle [tent and walls/panels]

Hey, kids...

I've been out of the biz for a number of years, but got an itch to get on the road again.

But, I sold my tent, pro-panel walls, etc... a few years back.

I only applied to 2 shows, and only got into 1 so far. I'm just putting my toe in the water, and don't know if I'll be getting back to this again, part or full time.

And now, I'm stuck without a tent, pro-panels, etc.. I'm a 2-D artist, so I need walls to display work on.

Any recommendations…

Continue

Added by sandhi schimmel gold on July 17, 2021 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Just Sayin', Does Ann Arbor Still Have it?

Anyone who follows this site knows we are fans of the Ann Arbor Art Fair and many, many of the members have "urban legend" stories to tell about their participation there. AND after the last 15 months the great news is that artists were on the streets of that city this week, July 15-17. Crossing our collective fingers for successful days for all involved.

We (AFI) hope that the changes made this…

Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on July 17, 2021 at 6:30pm — 10 Comments

Call for Artists: Kekionga Plein Air Event

Fort Wayne August 24 - 28

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne Artists Guild

Fort Wayne Arts Campus

Begins Wednesday at 10am and

closes on…
Continue

Added by Meg Mettler on July 16, 2021 at 6:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Starved Rock Country Festival of the Arts

Ottawa September 24 - 26

Ottawa, Illinois

Starved Rock Country Community Foundation

Historic Downtown Ottawa

75 Artists…

Continue

Added by Meg Mettler on July 14, 2021 at 6:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: ArtsFest

September 11 & 12
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Historic West Central Neighborhood, Downtown
Saturday & Sunday 11 am to 5 pm…
Continue

Added by Meg Mettler on July 12, 2021 at 6:00am — No Comments

5 Ways to Beat A Creative Block

5 Ways to Beat a Creative Block

Few things are more infuriating to a creative person than hitting a roadblock. However, every artist or crafter—regardless of experience—will hit these frustrating stopping points. The good news is that there are always things you can do to overcome creative roadblocks. Here are a few ideas to help you find the inspiration for your next piece or to get through a project.

1) RETURN TO NATURE

One of the best places to find inspiration is in nature. There are…

Continue

Added by Spencer Knowlton on July 9, 2021 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Chesterton Art Fair - Extended Call!

Chesterton August 7 & 8

Chesterton, Indiana

Dogwood Park

Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm

100 Artists…


Continue

Added by Meg Mettler on July 9, 2021 at 6:00am — No Comments

Second blog about Des Moines Art Festival

Des Moines ArtsFestival—the nuts and bolts

This info will be helpful when considering applying for the show.

A few salient facts.

This is a biggie show.  Well respected,hard to get in, but a real money-maker.…

Continue

Added by Nels johnson on July 5, 2021 at 10:52am — No Comments

All About Insurance for Your Small Art Business

What kind of insurance do you need as an artist or craftsman? How do you get coverage to sell at events? Learn all about it in this video!

Added by Spencer Knowlton on July 2, 2021 at 3:18pm — No Comments

DesMoines ArtsFestival—Another Killer “Winner,Winner, Chicken Dinner

This was my first summer show.

I am writing two blogs about it.

This one will be about my insights and observations.

My second will be about the nuts and bolts of the show.

covering…

Continue

Added by Nels johnson on July 1, 2021 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

How Artists Use Facebook and Instagram to Boost Sales

How Vendors Use Facebook and Instagram to Boost Sales

HOW ARTISTS USE FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM TO BOOST SALES

Did you know that about three-quarters of Facebook users and approximately six out of ten Instagram users visit these platforms at least once a day? With so many active users, every artist should take advantage of these platforms to advertise their products right now to current…

Continue

Added by Spencer Knowlton on June 25, 2021 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: 68th Greeley Park Art Show

Nashua August 21 & 22

Nashua, New Hampshire

Nashua Area Artists Association

Greeley Park

Saturday & Sunday…
Continue

Added by Meg Mettler on June 23, 2021 at 6:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: St. James Court Art Show

Lousiville KY October 1, 2, & 3

Louisville, Kentucky

Historic Old Louisville

Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm…

Continue

Added by Meg Mettler on June 21, 2021 at 6:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival

August 28 & 29

York, Pennsylvania

The Heritage Rail Trail

Saturday & Sunday 10am-7pm

100 Artists…

Continue

Added by Meg Mettler on June 21, 2021 at 6:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

September 25 & 26

Madison, Indiana

Downtown Madison Historic District

Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

225…
Continue

Added by Meg Mettler on June 18, 2021 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Art of Reopening

Anticipation and excitement are at an all time high as events are slowly returning and businesses are beginning to reopen. Yet after more than…

Continue

Added by Spencer Knowlton on June 17, 2021 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Can anyone comment on the Anna Marie Gardens Art Festival?

I have been invited to the Anna Marie Gardens Art Festival (which I have never done) and also to Neptune on the same weekend (which I have done) I am debating about doing the Anna Marie Gardens instead of Neptune, can anyone comment on this?  I make fine silver jewelry.

Added by Ron Andrews on June 15, 2021 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

1999

Fiber artists -- use this resource to find new buyers:  Advertise with Sweaterbabe.com. Reach over 60,000 fiber arts lovers.

Our 50 Best Art Fairs


Look Inside the our latest Art Fair Survey:
Who Won and Why

Join the MasterMinds Group for personalized coaching on your Internet Lifestyle Business! 


Video Website Reviews

60 Page Report - Best US Art Fairs

Click Here to
Learn More

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2021   Created by Connie Mettler.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service