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Fear and Confusion in Naples?

Yikes! Unrest amongst the arts community in Naples, FL.

The Collier County (Naples, FL) commissioners are listening to two organizations to determine what is best for their community. The …

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 30, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Art Fair in Your Backyard? Why Not?

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…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 23, 2020 at 1:23pm — 4 Comments

Free Webinar: Virtual Events (How to Choose Them, How to Use Them)

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 17, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Can We Help You With Social Media?

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…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 10, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

PODCAST: Protect Your Event, a Q & A for Show Organizers

Live Podcast: Thurs, Sept. 10, 1 pm Eastern Time

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…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 7, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Podcast: Protecting Your Business-a Q & A

LIVE PODCAST: AUGUST 27, 1 PM ET

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…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 22, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

"Just $2" Campaign, Fervent Thanks

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…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 14, 2020 at 1:40pm — 2 Comments

Prize drawing Podcast on Fri., at 1 pm ET

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…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 13, 2020 at 10:25am — No Comments

3D Printed Jewelry: Can You Print Art?

Food for thought from the archives, posted by Troy Smith, from Veracity Insurance, ACT - 

3D Printed Jewelry: Can You Print Art?

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…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 8, 2020 at 1:09pm — No Comments

When Will This Happen Again?

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?

Added by Connie Mettler on August 5, 2020 at 12:34pm — 7 Comments

Just 25 hours - Will you Chip In?

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…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 20, 2020 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Just $2?

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…
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Added by Connie Mettler on July 14, 2020 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Podcast: Pinterest - Can I Use it to Sell Art?

LIVE - THURS., JUNE 25, 2 PM EASTERN TIME

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…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 22, 2020 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Podcast: Instagram - How Can I Use it to Sell Art?

LIVE PODCAST - JUNE 18, 1 PM EASTERN TIME

Part IV -  Marketing Art Through Social Media: Instagram

Instagram is a photo and video-sharing networking service owned by Facebook.  It was…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 15, 2020 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Facebook: Can it Help You Sell Your Art?

LIVE PODCAST: THURS., JUNE 11, 3 PM ET

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…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 8, 2020 at 1:22pm — 4 Comments

Next Podcast: Etsy? Is it a Fit for Your Art?

LIVE PODCAST: Thursday, JUNE 4, 1 PM ET

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,…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 2, 2020 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

Help Wanted: Seeking Podcast Guests

Help wanted: seeking podcast guests:

Many, many of you have learned to use online tools to increase your art sales. We have devoted recent months to bringing you the tools to help you do that better by presenting
  • Podcasts to bring you economic relief: EIDL, PPP,…
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Added by Connie Mettler on May 29, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

10 Podcasts to Support an Art Fair Life

If you have some time over the next few days and want to take advantage of upping your knowledge of earning a living as an artist, here are our best podcasts to help you on your way.

(As an aside, these podcasts can be found online anywhere  podcasts are hosted, including ArtFairRadio.com, Apple Podcasts -- download any…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 25, 2020 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Can a Website Contribute to Art Sales?

LIVE PODCAST: THURS., MAY 21, 1 PM EASTERN TIME

Can a website bring you sales of your fine art or craft? Five artists join in a roundtable talk about their experiences. Their work ranges from small items (hand made soaps and associated…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 18, 2020 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Free Seminar: Shooting Video to Create a Studio Tour

Online Seminar: Tuesday, May 19 at 1 pm ET

Mark Loeb of metro Detroit's…
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Added by Connie Mettler on May 13, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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