Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Mark Loeb of Integrity Events in Detroit runs multiple events in that area and has also been involved in the art fair business for many years. Since Covid he has had to cancel all of his events, but he keeps trying other ways to provide income to artists and engage buyers. Late summer and fall he tried hosting small invitational events in hotel suites in the area, also a holiday event at a…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on December 26, 2020 at 2:05pm — No Comments
Welcome to the 9th annual AFI Secret Santa. Secret Santa 2020 is our annual gifting and sharing of good wishes for our art fair community. It is…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on November 23, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The Collier County (Naples, FL) commissioners are listening to two organizations to determine what is best for their community. The …Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on October 30, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
We're all looking for ways to find our customers. Ready to get on the road? Or maybe, stay at home and turn your yard into an art fair. In Ferndale, MI, 13 artists have gotten together to show their work in a socially distanced safe setting in…Continue
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 17, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments
Starting in May of 2020 Art Fair Insiders has been producing podcasts and hosting Zoom meetings to help artists navigate the present day challenges of creating and selling their art. The first four meetings were hosted by Sharon McAllister from ArtFest Fort Myers. We discussed how…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on September 10, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments
With each passing day of the pandemic more attention is paid to avoiding risk in our personal lives and also at the events we plan where you can expect thousands of people in attendance. This session is…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on September 7, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Hopefully by this time we have all settled into the Covid-19 lifestyle that has so disrupted our lives and you've adapted to the unanticipated new normal life of an artist. It may be time to assess the business part of your…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on August 22, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Thank you to the over 300 fabulous people who "sent us the money." We are humbled and thrilled. And truly mostly we so grateful for the caring messages that came in letting us know how our websites have been helpful to you over the years.
My assistant, Meg Mettler, and I just drew the names for the…Continue
So many thanks to all who donated in July! And our apologies for the delay in the drawing. I promise we'll host it Friday, August 14 at 1 pm ET. Please tune in to see who the winners will be. See the prizes below.
If our websites have been useful to you, helped you sell art or…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on August 13, 2020 at 10:25am — No Comments
As new technologies continue to push our entire world forward, they begin to intersect more and more with the artistic and creative worlds.
One such intersection is the craft of jewelry-making and 3D…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on August 8, 2020 at 1:09pm — No Comments
Remembering the days and really, really wondering when they will return. This image is from not too long ago. Do you have a better one?
Drawing Podcast Postponed.
Thanks to all of you who have donated so quickly to our request for help. We really appreciate the support of our mission to help artists and art fairs, especially during these uncertain times. We have so many friends, if each chipped in even just $2, it would help so much.
If our websites have been useful to…Continue
Let's get right to the point:
It's tough out there, yet we don't quit. What good would that do? Every Spring we host a Pledge Drive to keep our art fair websites…
Part V: Marketing Art Through Social Media/Pinterest
The Pinterest social media platform with over 335 million users could just be the missing piece of your social media…Continue
Part IV - Marketing Art Through Social Media: Instagram
Instagram is a photo and video-sharing networking service owned by Facebook. It was…Continue
Part III, Marketing with Social Media: Using Facebook to Sell Art
Facebook is an online social media and social networking service with with more than 2 billion users…Continue
Part II: Using Social Media to Sell Art/Etsy
Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies founded in 2005. It is a global online marketplace,…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on May 29, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments