Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I just found this in my inbox:
Would you like to exhibit your art in a Lake Bluff Art show without any application fee? Not only would it cost you nothing, but also the tent is already provided. As if no fee and no tent were not easy enough, you don’t even have to take your work home over night.
“Art for the Parks” will be the next exhibit and sale presented by Artists on the Bluff, our local arts organization with members from Lake Bluff and the neighboring…
Here's our latest podcast from July 26, where I spoke with three people who between them attend over 100 shows a year and buy at all of them! In addition, they take their friends who also collect the work they find at the shows. Listen to it here:
44th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
Thur. - Sat.: 8am-5pm
325 Artists booths
Deadline: July 31
The 53rd Annual Ann Arbor Street Art Fair Announces 2012 Award Winners
Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, which took place July 18 - July 21, 2012, presented awards of excellence and originality to ten artists. The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, which is one of four concurrent fairs held each July in downtown Ann Arbor, is located on East Washington, Ingalls Mall and North…
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Thursday, July 26, 5 pm E.T.
deadline August 1
**One Day Only**
Public admission: $3 Adults, children under 12 free
**Get In Free** with 2 can goods for Waukesha Food Pantry
All admission proceeds are donated to the Waukesha Food Pantry…
The Ann Arbor Art Fairs are the granddaddy upon which many other shows got their get up and go, copycats, improvements, lessons learned, etc.
Once upon a time in 1969 a bunch of people wanted to horn in on the fabulous success they were seeing for artists in the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair and grabbed property nearby and had a "free fair." Yep, you saw the date and I hope a bunch of you remember the '60's. AA was a great place to be in those days. Many of the original group have…Continue
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August 18 & 19
Deadline: July 21
Winner of two prestigious Kaleidoscope Awards from the Southeast Festivals & Events…
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Ann Arbor Art Fairs
Wed. - Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm…
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I've met a lot of crabby people lately which hasn't done a lot for my mood, so when I went looking for an artist to feature this month no one was quite what I was looking for, then voila! Marti McGinnis's fanciful colored "happy art" danced into view!
A lifetime of exploring, living the expected life and finally choosing the unexpected and expressing it exuberantly in an outpouring of color, Marti's current body of work focuses on the ancient art of fabric felting with a…Continue
My very favorite "kids" activity at an art fair happened yesterday in State College, PA, at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, the Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale. At the CPFA 150 young people, from 8 to 18, compete, jury in and sell their own artwork, just like the big kids festival that runs the next four days.
I've heard executive director Rick Bryant's presentation on the event at a conference and it is such a model of involving children and a sense of "buying in" of…Continue
Congratulations to everyone who participated in these two highly juried events.
The Des Moines Arts Festival was held on June 22-24 in downtown Des Moines with 185 participating artists
Best of Show: Joachim Knill
Joachim Knill of Hannibal, Missouri, displays his works in what looks like a shipping crate on the outside and an art museum on the inside
Best of Emerging Iowa…Continue
All of you who love the Ann Arbor Art Fair, here is your last chance to visit with and collect the photography of stalwart original Guild members Ruth and Walter Pinkus at this month's Ann Arbor Art Fair. They've been in the business longer than many of us and as the Ann Arbor media roll out their stories about the fairs they've included a wonderful article about Ruth and Walter in the Ann Arbor Journal.…Continue
Downtown Monroe E.…Continue
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Many thanks to all of you who are not only taking care of your own business, but also willing to donate your time to improve conditions for everyone at the nation's juried fine art fairs. I appreciate all the input I've received from so many of you.
If you are interested in this topic, please listen to it here:…Continue