September 17 - 19
Downtown Columbus, Ohio150 artistsDeadline: May 7
The Riverfront Art Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. It features a picturesque setting, winding along the… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 30, 2010 at 7:44pm —
July 16 & 17 - The Blue Water Art Fair - new event!
On the riverfront
Port Huron, Michigan
Friday & Saturday
Added by Connie Mettler on April 27, 2010 at 10:00pm —
What is your take on this? The One of a Kind Show NYC will be held November 11-14 and November 18-21 at the Merchandise Mart Building at 7 West 34th Street. The booth fee is $2500 per weekend or $4500 for both weekends.
This is the second year for the OOAK show in NYC. Last year it was held at Pier 94. It seems that the low attendance and the location have caused the Merchandise Mart organization to move the show to what is a more central location. The organization owns the building… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 27, 2010 at 9:47pm —
A program to help Haitian children deal with their experiences and feelings since the earthquake in Haiti will begin this spring through a partnership between Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich and CHART, an organization of art therapists from around the world.
Art therapy sessions for children in programs in Port-au-Prince connected with Haitian Ministries will begin this spring and run regularly for at least a year.
CHART’s mission is to help in the psychological… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 27, 2010 at 6:23pm —
Deadline: April 30
The second annual juried Fine Arts and Wine Festival will take place in historic downtown Itasca in… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 26, 2010 at 10:46pm —
(The full disclosure: I am a consultant for this event, so may be said to have a prejudiced point of view. I've been with it since its inception. Also
the quality of the photos.)
The history: about 15 years ago Sugarloaf Mountain Craft Shows came to Novi, MI, in the heart of affluent Oakland County to host an art show. As you may remember these were the good times when everything in Michigan was golden.… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 26, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Kansas City, Missouri
On the beautiful and
historic Country Club Plaza
Ranked in the Top Ten of Fine Art Events by the Art Fair Sourcebook
beautiful evenings on the Plaza… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 25, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Tired of waiting/acceptances/rejections from art fairs? Ready to take even more of your fate into your
own hands? It is always exciting to see groups of artists get together to make it happen for themselves. More and more artists are having open studio tours, starting indie events, taking part in pop-up galleries. Here's a new one in my neighborhood, in a rural area north of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Here's the story:… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 23, 2010 at 6:22am —
October 9 & 10
Houston, Texaspresented by the Art Colony Association300 ArtistsDeadline: April 30
Fall in… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 23, 2010 at 5:58am —
June 19th & 20th Continue
Deadline: May 1st
The Custer's Last Stand is now accepting arts and crafts exhibitor and food vendor applications for its 38th Annual 2010 Festival of the Arts.…
Added by Connie Mettler on April 19, 2010 at 9:00pm —
June 19 - 20
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Sat. 10 am - 8 pm
Sun. 11 am - 5 pm
Deadline: April 18
Exciting News! The 25th annual CraftFair at Hathaway Brown is moving and improving! Continue
The CraftFair at Hathaway Brown is now the Shaker Heights Arts and Music Festival! Ohio Designer Craftsmen, a non-profit organization dedicated to…
Added by Connie Mettler on April 16, 2010 at 9:30pm —
In Michigan George Walker
publishes the definitive book
with hundreds of events be they fine art, fine craft, art and craft show of all types, so he really has his ear to the ground. A member of AFI forwarded this to me:
Alleged Fraud of Crafters at Summer Fest Craft Show Bay Valley Resort… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 16, 2010 at 6:01pm —
Hi Nels and everyone else who has asked:
Here is what was happening. I had the settings on this site so anyone could add a blog post and no one would review it. It would be immediately viewable to everyone. That was just fine, we're all adults here and it was fun to discover what everyone had to say.
However, earlier this week spammers started hitting the site and did blog postings about drugs, aceteminophen, darvocet, etc., every day at least five or six blog postings --… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 15, 2010 at 9:29pm —
Here is a recent blog post from Seth Godin, the bestselling author, entrepreneur and agent of change, that should be of interest to the ArtFairInsiders.com audience:The reason you have a front lawn? It's a tradition. Lawns were invented as a way for the landed gentry to demonstrate that they could afford to waste land. By taking the land away from the grazing sheep, they were sending a message to their neighbors. We're rich, we can happily waste the… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 14, 2010 at 9:30pm —
September 18 & 194th Annual Atlanta Arts FestivalAtlanta, GeorgiaPiedmont Park200 Artists… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 14, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Many thanks to these members who your votes chose as the most helpful
and generous members at Art
Fair Insiders this month. These three, plus all the rest of you who contribute to this web site, are bringing
transparency to our business. Your willingness to share the "good, the
bad, and the ugly" at the art fairs on the streets of America is making
Art Fair Insiders THE place to be online.
Many thanks to:
Added by Connie Mettler on April 14, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Those folks at the Art in the Square in Belleville, IL, really take the integrity of their show seriously. Even the mayor has asked local merchants not to sell the work of "rejected" artists from their spaces during the event, and certainly the merchants can't have sidewalk sales. Ann Arbor please take notice!
"Mayor Mark Eckert on Tuesday gathered about 30 downtown merchants at the
city's new firehouse to politely ask them not to engage in that practice. He discussed that among other… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 14, 2010 at 9:40am —
1st National Processing has been serving the Arts & Crafts community and their credit card processing needs for over 20 years with both its seasonal and mobile payment solutions. A press release distributed today details their new Mobile Phone Credit Card Processing Solutions, "Mobile Merchant Pro™".
- Get approved for a Merchant Account and get Mobile Merchant Pro for the iPhone™ or iPod® TouchFree! they'll also set you up for Authorize.Net™ at no additional charge.
Added by Connie Mettler on April 13, 2010 at 5:05pm —
The Great Lakes Art Fair is eager to encourage young people to consider careers in the visual arts. Therefore, we are providing a free student section or greatly reduced booths for College Level student artists. The Great lakes Art Fair is April 23-25, 2010 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi.
We have a Student Section that will be a shared space equivalent to 4 booths that is free of charge and will be shared by 10 students. This will be given to students that… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 12, 2010 at 5:43pm —
Bringing art to the community and the community to art. That's the mission of the Guild of Artists & Artisans. The Guild, which has been a force in the art fair world for more than 40 years, is best known for its award-winning Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair. Guild events have a… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on April 12, 2010 at 4:00pm —