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Connie Mettler's Blog – January 2017 Archive (33)

Call for Artists: Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair

July 20-23

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Presented by: Ann Arbor State Street District
300 Artists
Deadline: March 1
 
Application fee: $50; Booth fees: $675-$1800…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 31, 2017 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Q-Fest (formerly Midsummer Arts Faire)

June 3 & 4

Quincy, Illinois

Downtown in Washington Park

60 Artists

Deadline: February 3



Application fee: $20; Booth fee: $100



This outdoor arts festival is located in historic Washington Park in downtown Quincy, Illinois, which sits on the banks of the Mississippi River. Quincy is a vibrant arts community of 40,000 and the…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 30, 2017 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Summerfest Arts Faire

June 15-17
Logan, Utah  
Historic Logan Tabernacle Grounds
Thu. & Fri. 11am-9pm

Sat. 10am-8pm
150 Artists
Deadline: February 18

 
Application fee: $35; Booth…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 30, 2017 at 7:31am — No Comments

Last Call: Omaha Summer Arts Festival

Downtown Omaha, Nebraska
Farnam Street Between 10th and 15th …
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 29, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Last Call: Lakeshore Art Festival

Be part of Michigan's premier…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 29, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

How the Des Moines Arts Festival Develops its Audience

Kudos to the Des Moines Arts Festival for their outreach to engage their community and build enthusiasm for the Arts Festival taking place June 23-25. For the second year in a row they hosted an event at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines where they "REVEALED" the artists who will be participating in this years festival. 

At the ticketed gala event, REVEAL, sponsors and stakeholders and enthusiasts of the event watched a…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 27, 2017 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: Webster Arts Fair

 
Webster Arts Fair
June 2-4
Webster University/Eden…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 26, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Royal Oak Market Art Fairs - 2!

Two great shows offered in the affluent art buying suburb of Detroit:

March 2 and 3 
Royal Oak Market: Spring Art Fair new show!
Thursday and Friday 11am - 8pm each day 

75 Artists …
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 26, 2017 at 7:36am — No Comments

Call: 41st Smoky Hill River Festival Fine Art & Four Rivers Craft Show

June 9-11

Salina, Kansas

Presented by: Salina Arts & Humanities

136 artists

Deadline: February 6



Application fee: $40; Booth fee: $325



We welcome your application to the Smoky Hill River Festival Fine Art Show and Four Rivers Craft Show.  Both of these outstanding shows continue to garner national recognition and have upheld their…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 25, 2017 at 8:45am — No Comments

Last Call: 4th Annual Art in the Village

June 24 & 25

Winnetka, Illinois

Presented by the North Shore Art League

80 Artists

Deadline: February 1

Application fee: $35; Booth fee: $400 single/$600 double…



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Added by Connie Mettler on January 24, 2017 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Common Ground's Birmingham Street Art Fair

Birmingham
September 16 & 17
Birmingham, Michigan

on S. Old Woodward 
Produced by the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center with The Guild of Artists & Artisans…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 24, 2017 at 7:40am — No Comments

Action to make your 2017 season better

Happy New Year dear artist (a little late). I hope the year brings you happiness, love and prosperity. I know it will bring some of that and am asking if you'd share that bounty with others in our business.

 

I'm sure you remember when you started in the business the helpfulness of other artists and the great tips you picked up "behind the booth." This was invaluable information that has…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 23, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 54th East Lansing Art Festival

May 20 & 21

East Lansing, Michigan

downtown streets

180 artists

Deadline: January 31



Application fee: $25/$35; Booth fee: $335-$670



This highly anticipated mid-Michigan festival attracts over 70,000 knowledge-able art patrons from around the region. Established in 1964, the East Lansing Art Festival is an evolving outdoor celebration of fine art and fine craft show that takes…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 22, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 19th St. Charles Fine Art Show

May 27 & 28

St. Charles, Illinois

Presented by the Downtown St. Charles Partnership

100 Artists

Deadline: January 31



Application fee: $35; Booth fee: Single $395; Double $795



The St. Charles Fine Art Show is held along the banks of the Fox River in scenic downtown St. Charles, Illinois, approximately 40 miles west…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 21, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 13th Geneva Fine Art Fair

July 22 & 23 
Geneva, Illinois

Downtown, 8 S. Third Street

Sat., 10am-5pm | Sun. 10am-5pm

presented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce

175 Artists

Deadline: February 1  
 
Geneva, a chic and…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 19, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Arts Festival Giving Back program awards $33000 in grants

I know our focus here is on insuring that the artists who are participating in the events earn a living. That is my mission.

But some art festivals do that and more. The Anacortes Arts Festival in Anacortes, WA, has a mission of giving back to the arts in its community, a Giving Back Program. In 2016, the festival handed out $42,350 in grants. That number was $39,974 in 2015 and $49,000 in 2014 (which includes cultural…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 19, 2017 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Is Anyone Here Earning a Living?

Next podcast: January 31, 5 pm ET

The premise: As a "new" artist attempting to earn a living at the nation's art fairs I often think about the business side of things. People are surprised that I even attempt the notion of doing it full time... without a pension! …

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 19, 2017 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

Call for Artists: 36th Art Birmingham

May 13 & 14

Birmingham, Michigan

Downtown in Shain Park 
Produced by the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center in association with The Guild of Artists &…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 17, 2017 at 7:15am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Arts in the Middle

June 3 &…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 16, 2017 at 8:03am — 1 Comment

Last Call: 13 Chicagoland Art Fairs from August to November

Amdur logo For over thirty years, Amdur Productions, a nationally acclaimed arts festival produc-tion company, has organized and directed many of the Midwest's most prestigious juried art festivals. 

In 2017 Amdur Productions offers price rollbacks, pro-panel wall system rentals, deals…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 13, 2017 at 5:21pm — No Comments

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