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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

Next Podcast: What is SEO? Everything you ever wanted to know

Thurs., May 14, 1 pm ET - Part IV of our website building help

Scott Fox, a financial and self-help author, specializing in entrepreneurship and startup company…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 11, 2020 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

ZOOM with us on Tuesday, May 5

Website Checkup - 2 pm ET

Web designer Franklin Piuck and ArtFairInsiders.com will be hosting a ZOOM webinar on Tues., May 5 at 2 pm ET. The topic of discussion will be critiquing websites and answering artists questions about web design, SEO and all…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 4, 2020 at 4:00pm — 15 Comments

But Will They Visit a Virtual Art Show?

Should you bother creating/updating/promoting your art online? 

Look what I just found:

  • The Louvre in Paris says its web traffic has gone from 40,000 visitors a day to 400,000 a day since the museum closed to visitors…
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Added by Connie Mettler on May 1, 2020 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Next Podcast: Rebuilding Your Existing Website, part 2 of 2

LIVE - THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2 PM ET

A well functioning website can change your life. It is the art fair that never closes. It can reconnect you with a former collector of your art and expose it to a worldwide audience. It opens the door very wide to…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 27, 2020 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Next Podcast: Website Building 101 - Let's Do This!

THURS., APRIL 23, 3 PM ET

Part 1 of 2 episodes:

Time is up. Get online or get out. We find ourselves comfortable right where we are. We’d rather suffer a little than try new…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 21, 2020 at 12:53pm — 17 Comments

Thank you for your response

I know, we're all paddling as fast as we can right now and it truly is amazing how our community has come together to help one another. Great job, folks.

Here are two surveys from art festival organizations focused on working to make things better for you in the upcoming days. Can you help these folks…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 20, 2020 at 11:59am — 2 Comments

Live Podcast: Applying for Unemployment

FRIDAY - APRIL 17, 1 PM ET

Part 3: Let's apply for unemployment.

You're invited to be on…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 15, 2020 at 11:28am — No Comments

Live Podcast: Let's Do This! Apply for the PPP

APRIL 16, 4 PM ET - Can we do it again? Finally fill out these forms? We did it last week and now it's time again. Let's do this together.

The CARES Act offers several programs to help small business people. The Payroll…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 15, 2020 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

PODCAST: Let's Apply for the Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Live Podcast: Friday, April 10 - 1 pm ET

Are you eligible for disaster loan assistance? Probably? Maybe? Together we'll find out. Host Connie Mettler from Art Fair Calendar/Art Fair Insiders and "volunteers from the audience" (Meg Mettler (Art…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 9, 2020 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Now About those $1200 checks

A provision of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package approved last month

will spread $250 billion in one-time direct payments across most households. Individuals with adjusted gross incomes (line 7 on your 2018 tax return) of up to $75,000 a year will receive $1,200, and married couples earning up to $150,000 will receive $2,400. The checks will shrink as incomes…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 7, 2020 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Help for You: Free Online Workshops

We're all scrambling to help one another in this business as we know how tenuous many people's incomes are. Many thanks to Mark Loeb of metro Detroit's Integrity Shows for developing these workshops.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 5, 2020 at 12:47pm — 1 Comment

Next Podcast: How Artists Can Apply for Economic Relief

MONDAY, APRIL 6 - 1 PM ET

ArtFest Fort Myers under Executive Director Sharon McAllister's leadership, has initiated a plan to act as a clearinghouse to help…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 3, 2020 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

In it for the Long Run - True Stories from Hippie

LIVE PODCAST - MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1 PM ET

Of course being an artist isn't a job, nor a vocation, its in your bones and defines who you are. Luckily we live in a country where there is room to change and the legal means of doing so. Start out as an…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 26, 2020 at 8:22am — No Comments

Cancelled Fairs Not Returning Fees?

There is help for that.


This message is from Carroll Swayze, a printmaker from Florida who has been involved with the NAIA, an artists support organization since its inception in…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 26, 2020 at 8:09am — 12 Comments

Another Locked-in Day? Unadulterated Plagiarism

In the interest of keeping our imaginations going in these dark and dreary times I'm copying an email I received because of the cool ideas therein ... seems we don't have to keep doing the same thing over and over again.

BERKELEY, CALIF.:…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 23, 2020 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

Next Podcast: Show Organizers & Coronavirus

MONDAY - MARCH 23 - 1 PM ET

How are you feeling? I am totally enervated and concerned about the future of art festivals, not only in the short term but in the long run. I'm hearing from artists and reading comments on …

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 20, 2020 at 6:53pm — 21 Comments

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We are offering 15% off every order now through May 1st, with our best wishes for a swift economic recovery for all!…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 19, 2020 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

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