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What is America's Best Art Fair? (a survey)

What show is a "must attend" show for you, on your calendar every year? 

This is your invitation to participate in our 8th Annual "Best Art Fair in America" survey.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 7, 2019 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Who wouldn't apply to this show? Didn't you always want a pony?

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Apply to exhibit during Miami Art Week 2019: Spectrum Miami

Spectrum Miami | Dec. 4-8, 2019 | Apply Today
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Hurricane Season Coming? Special Offer for AFI members

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US Weight launched into the canopy weight business with artist Jim Eaton's canopy weight - the Eaton.…
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Added by Connie Mettler on October 7, 2019 at 4:00pm — 13 Comments

Deadline to Apply is Approaching for the One of a Kind Show

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Call for Artists: Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 27, 2019 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Industry Warning-Looking for Sponsors?

Most of us know that artist fees do not entirely support the costs of putting together an art festival, and the bigger the event the more $$ an event needs. Show organizers search for sponsors to help carry the expense and, not surprisingly, there are business firms that are paid to find sponsors for events,…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 25, 2019 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Keeping Spammers out of ArtFairInsiders.com - An apology

Try as we might between Larry Berman and myself sometimes spammers sneak in. Our apologies for any nuisance you've experienced in the last couple of days from James Pollard. He has left comments on people's pages and sent emails from the Commercial bank of Dubai(UAE). You know what that means. He is gone.

Please let us know if you ever…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 23, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Why Some Art Fairs Thrive and Others Flop

We know it's true, don't we? I've just finished reading this article on the website Artsy, Why Some Art Fairs Thrive—and Others Flop. Although it is about the "big" art fair scene, many of the ideas apply to our smaller street art fairs (and indoor events also) that are not big news on the art scene.

What…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 17, 2019 at 1:09pm — 5 Comments

Launching its Second Decade - Art San Diego Moves Downtown

 

Have you heard the news? …
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 12, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Why I'll Be Showing My Work at Artists & Charities

Next Podcast: Monday, Sept. 9 at 5-5:30 pm ET  (sponsored podcast)

Part III of a series to understand the operations of creating a new art show.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 5, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Your chance to be a Coordinator for an Art Festival

In my inbox from Cranston, Rhode Island:

The Wickford Art Association is seeking an experienced event planner to serve as Festival Coordinator of the 58th Wickford Art Festival, to be held on July 11 and 12, 2020. The successful applicant will serve as the face of this award-winning event, working with the Board of Directors and volunteer committees to plan and implement all aspects of the festival. This is a…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 5, 2019 at 8:10am — 4 Comments

Last Call: Jefferson County Makers Market

(aka JeffCo MO Maker's mART)
September 14 & 15
Cattawissa,…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 30, 2019 at 9:54am — No Comments

Des Moines Artist Sues for Copyright Infringement

Des Moines Art Festival Exec Stephen King sent me this story:

Des Moines artist Chris Williams never imagined his work would be in a Super Bowl ad, but he recently became aware that an ad by the supermarket chain Hy-Vee featured prominently his mural in a Des Moines neighborhood. Not only that, the narrator was Oprah. It was a 4 minute feature…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 26, 2019 at 4:03pm — 16 Comments

Podcast: Where Does the Money Go? First Time Event Expenses

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 5:00 - 5:30 PM ET

Part II of a series to understand the operations of creating a new art show.

Artists and Charities Hand in…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 22, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Last Call: Miami Fine Art Show - a new event!

Miami, Florida…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 22, 2019 at 10:21am — No Comments

Call for Artists: American Craft Council

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 18, 2019 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Next Podcast: Planning a New Art Fair - 5 easy lessons

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Tuesday, August 20, 5:00 to 5:30 pm ET

Can Florida use another art festival? Does Palm…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 15, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Artisanville

November 2 & 3

Greenville, South Carolina
Presented by: Artisanville, LLC
250 Artists
Deadline: August 31

Notification Date: September 15

Application Fee: $20    Booth Fee: $210-$350…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 14, 2019 at 9:50am — No Comments

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