In an effort to better manage this site and make it friendly to all of you I have begun some editing of the site. With 1600+ members, 3369 photos, 513 blog posts and 299 separate discussions it has really grown in the year since we opened the doors in November of 2008. The discussions were particularly scattered so I have broken down the discussion area into ten categories:
- - this is a place where new people can come and introduce themselves to the community
Art Fair Discussions
-- general talk about the art fairs
Art Fair Equipment
-- What works? what's best? how can you make it better? tents, weight, lighting, panels, etc.
Jurying for Art Fairs and Craft Shows
-- Preparing images for jury, presenting images, zapplication, etc.
Business of Art Fairs
-- taxes, self-employment issues, insurance, credit card processing, etc.
Vendors & Supplies
-- office supplies, art supplies, where to go, what to use
Marketing & Sales
-- Share tips on marketing and making sales
Let's Talk about Show Biz
-- all the dirt, all the glory, all the stories
-- the place to ask all your questions from the veterans
Home and Room Sharing --
Make it easy on yourself. Looking to share a room at an art fair or do you live near a show? Make connections here to save money and make a new friend. This last one should be a great resource for all the travelers in our group. I look forward to helping you make connections and save some money.
I have also been asked to do a "singles" meeting area. Anyone interested in this? Look over the categories. Did I miss anything? Do you see a better ordering or a better description? Please let me know. This site is all about us and it can't be about you unless you talk to us!
Sculptor Sonny Dalton resurfaces into the art world at the Great Lakes Art Fair. We were all glad to see him.
Let me know what else I can do to make ArtFairInsiders.com a useful tool for your art fair and craft show life. Feedback welcome below.