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10 Most Boring Tips for January Days

  1. Go over your inventory and make plans for your 2019 fairs. What do you need more of? What requests did you have from your customers that you might consider creating?

  2. Get your vehicle ready for the miles ahead. Take it to the garage for an inspection. Take everything out and clean it. Make sure your miscellaneous supplies are sufficient:…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 18, 2019 at 12:54pm — 2 Comments

Central PA Festival of the Arts - 2 days to deadline!

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 16, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Art in the Loop - 2 Days to Deadline

April 5-7, 2019 - Memphis, Tennessee…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 3, 2019 at 2:08am — No Comments

A little Christmas Cheer for our Artist Friends

Happy holidays to all of you from the ArtFairCalendar.com team: Connie Mettler, Larry Berman, Jacki Bilsborrow, Tina Towell, John McKiernan and Meg Mettler

Added by Connie Mettler on December 26, 2018 at 11:19am — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: Brookside Art Annual

May 3 -5 
Kansas City, Missouri
Presented By: Brookside…
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Added by Connie Mettler on December 26, 2018 at 11:09am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Ann Arbor Street Art Fair - 60 years old!

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Added by Connie Mettler on December 19, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

New eBook: America's Best Art Fair Survey Report - 2018

Turning your art festival into a success is an expensive, time-consuming challenge. At ArtFairCalendar.com we are here to help. Help bring patrons to your show to buy art, help find sponsors, help share your concerns with artists, help build your event by showcasing its special nature.

Our…

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Added by Connie Mettler on December 13, 2018 at 11:40am — No Comments

Best Art Fair Winners 2018

ArtFairCalendar.com has announced the results of its 7th annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey. This survey is the only national online listing of the country's juried art fairs and craft shows, designed to reward the…

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Added by Connie Mettler on December 13, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Why didn't I get into that show?

IMPORTANT! If you ask yourself that way too often please take advantage of this free open blind jury. Watch the jurors for this show in action. Spend time, spend money to be there, it is worth it if you are serious about being successful in the art fair business.



You are invited to attend the blind jury process

January…

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 29, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Naples Downtown Art Show, March

March 23 & 24
Naples, Florida
Presented By: Naples Art Association
250 Artists
Deadline: December 9

Application Fee: $35    Booth Fee:…
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Added by Connie Mettler on November 27, 2018 at 11:04am — No Comments

Secret Santa 2018 is here! Signups are open NOW!

It's HERE! Sign up now for the art fair business's happiest event of the season! Join an ArtFairInsiders.com tradition!

Welcome to the 7th annual AFI Secret Santa. Secret Santa 2018 represents the 10th annual kickoff of gifting and good wishes for the art fair…

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 23, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Venice Nokomis Rotary Artfest 2019

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 23, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Thrive in the Art Fair Business (reprise)

Look what I found in our archives -- an excellent article from artist Ginny Herzog from March, 2009. You remember 2009 ... scary days for our country and art fairs.

Ginny has now been doing shows for over 30 years and continues to be enthused about the life style and her…

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 16, 2018 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Help Wanted: CherryArts

In my mailbox today: 

CherryArts Marketing Manager

We are looking for a marketing professional with experience in the arts and/or large event production to manage a marketing program that will build visibility of…
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Added by Connie Mettler on November 9, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

You/your art/craft on TV!

In my mailbox today from NBC:

All of you artsy/craftsy folks, fine artsy, loving hands artsy, weekend warrior artsy ... this might be for you! 

Anyone interested in applying can go to …

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 8, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Today's the day --

Deadline: Midnight, November 8, Best Art Fairs Survey

Can you share this link and get some of your fans to complete our survey before midnight. You know how the crowds flock to the art fairs ... not just because they…

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 8, 2018 at 7:35am — No Comments

Call for Artists! Artsy Shark needs 48 artists

Artsy Shark is currently seeking 48 artists to feature and promote through individual portfolio articles in the coming months. Submissions are now open. We invite visual artists in all mediums to apply.

Deadline is November 1, 2018.

As a Featured Artist, you present your portfolio and in your own words, describe…

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 27, 2018 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Complimentary tickets for Artists

The 10th edition of Art San Diego kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday. And as an Art Fair Insider subscriber, Art San Diego is offering exclusive tickets to attend the 10th-anniversary show where you can see works from more than 75 exhibitors and specially curated programs, parties and events. Join the celebration Oct. 19-21, at the Del Mar…

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 19, 2018 at 4:07pm — No Comments

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 7th Annual "Best Art Fair in America" survey.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 15, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Free Winter Park Paint Out in April

From my inbox:

The Polasek Museum hosts the Winter Park Paint Out (April 21-27, 2019), a week-long plein air festival, every April and we would like to invite your members and affiliated artists in your group to apply. The application is free and we welcome new and out-of-state participation, as we have a wonderful housing program to offer. If…

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 4, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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