November 11-14 & November 18-21
Application Deadline - July 2…
Added by Connie Mettler on June 27, 2010 at 4:39pm —
Just about my favorite art fair is taking place this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa, June 25-27. It is one of those shows that has inculcated all the "best practices" of art fairs across the country and has developed their own regional specialties, making it a destination event for art fair patrons who are thrilled to have en event of this caliber in their city and thank the artists for being there. How sweet is that?
The art fair opened on Friday and then Friday night as the artists were… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on June 27, 2010 at 12:00pm —
June 25, 26 & 27, 2010
10th to 15th on Farnam
The Omaha Summer Arts Festival has been named…
Added by Connie Mettler on June 24, 2010 at 9:30pm —
With the advent of digital cameras many people got into the photography game -- now
it was so easy, point and shoot, send the file to the printer and voila an artist is born!
That is not what John Leben is doing. A former video producer, painter, graphic designer, and documentary producer he has been compelled by technology since college days, exploring its various uses as an art medium. The continuous changing landscape in the graphic arts field led him to the… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on June 24, 2010 at 9:00pm —
I would like to extend my condolences to Carol Sedestrom Ross's family and friends. Carol died suddenly from a heart attack on June 14. Her passing marks an important milestone in the business of the nation's fine craft shows. She was probably the most consequential figure, bringing craftspeople into the mainstream and creating quality marketplaces so they could earn a living.
Carol was the founder of the American Craft Council, who started the first wholesale craft… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on June 23, 2010 at 2:00pm —
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 June 22, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Sunday July 18th Continue
Art Fair in Library Park
10 AM - 5 PM
Added by Connie Mettler on June 21, 2010 at 9:00pm —
This is to bring attention to artists and all in the art show trade industry of
in which the June 2010 publication posted an Event Listing for “Art on the Lake, Orchard Lake, Michigan” in which the Information is
Misleading and Not True
for an event that was supposed to take place end of June, 2010, and has been cancelled. (I did not notice the listing previously in SA, which means the… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on June 21, 2010 at 11:57am —
The art fairs that are really the coolest are the ones that are deeply embedded in the local culture. Last weekend's Old Town Art Fair in Chicago (June 12 and 13) is one of those. The residents of that
neighborhood are devoted to it and the tradition is deep as it goes back to 1950 when a group of Old Towners decided to have a party. Fast forward to today and you have one of Chicago's most beloved events -- 61 years old!
The first time we participated in the… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on June 18, 2010 at 9:56am —
Is this new Bravo reality show a good thing for the arts and artists? Here is what judge China Chow has to say:"We're trying to reach a mainstream audience with this and hopefully it's something that, as the episodes air and they get to see what we've done, hopefully they will put their stamp of approval on it. But ultimately, I feel like it's a gift more to mainstream America to be able to witness art -- artists making… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on June 16, 2010 at 4:06pm —
Here is some interesting reading by an art fair lover in Chicago, Lisa Canning, who blogs about the arts and entrepreneurship at http://blog.entrepreneurthearts.com
. Please read.We spent the better half of the day wandering around from booth to booth. Much… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on June 14, 2010 at 10:13am —
Any of you participating in the Allentown Art Festival this weekend in Buffalo? It is a big sprawling
event that has had its problems with crowd control -- it is THE big summer event. Back in the 1970's it had over 700 exhibitors (not artists-exhibitors, I'm sure you get the distinction). Today maybe 350? Still a big event.
Any of you remember the 1970's? They were wild times, lots of fun and exuberance. Did any of you participate in the show in those days?
Here is… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on June 11, 2010 at 11:02am —
August 21 & 22 Keego Harbor, MichiganSponsored by the Bloomfield Area North Chamber of CommerceSat.
11am-8pm, Sun. 11am-5pm50
Deadline: June 15
Big Fish… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on June 9, 2010 at 5:10pm —
1. You've got to love the 57th Street Art Fair
's really special promotion to get folks buying at art fairs. They sponsor an art buying "Boot Camp."
"If you are like many over-scheduled Chicagoans, your summer weekends are
already starting to fill up. When art fair season finally rolls around,
you may find that you have limited free time left to browse your
favorite artists—not to mention little extra cash. To help art lovers
Added by Connie Mettler on June 7, 2010 at 5:46pm —
September 17-19… Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on June 3, 2010 at 3:00pm —