michigan (22)

Call for Artists: Funky Ferndale Art Fair

10527314263?profile=RESIZE_400xSeptember 23 - 25
Ferndale, Michigan
Nine Mile at Woodward
Friday 3pm-7:30pm, Saturday 10am-7:30pm, &  Sunday 11am-6pm
120 artists
Deadline: June 25
 
Application fee: $25           Booth fees start at $425
 
Best for non-traditional work in all mediums, under $750, jewelry and fiber. 
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This fair attracts both traditional art fair lovers and those that did not realize that they love fine art. We focus on work that is a bit less traditional, art that invites conversation. Don't be mistaken though, it is a juried fine art fair. Work must be of the highest quality and made by the artist. Check the website to see last year's art to see how your work fits in.
 
Fashionable Ferndale's downtown is a thriving business community with distinctive boutiques and bistros. The lively atmosphere attracts young upwardly mobile professionals. This show is designed to provide a showcase for artists that have work that appeals to that group. As Detroit continues its comeback Ferndale becomes an even more desirable area.
 
A healthy advertising budget along with extensive marketing and news coverage brings out the art lovers. 
 
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Call for Artists: Belle Isle Art Fair

10398664685?profile=RESIZE_400xAugust 6 & 7
Detroit, Michigan
Belle Isle State Park
Saturday 10am-7pm & Sunday 11am-5pm
110 artists
Deadline: May 8
 
Application fee: $25   Booth fees start at $425
 
 
 
 
One of the countries most beautiful art fairs on an iconic island park across from an amazing fountain. Held on beautiful Belle Isle State Park near downtown Detroit, the show attracts people from all over the region that love the ambience.
 
10398671295?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Belle Isle Art Fair attracts a large diverse audience from the city and beyond. The audience is a mix of suburbanites and city dwellers with the budget and appreciation to buy art. Popular for both traditional and some edgier work. All price points do well.
 
Belle Isle is a beautiful island State Park in the Detroit River. Tens of thousands of people come out on summer weekends. The show is near the entry bridge across from the stunning Scott Fountain, with ample parking nearby. 
 
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10263341294?profile=RESIZE_400xJuly 23 & 24
Shelby Township, Michigan
4300 Main Park Road
Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm
75 Artists
Deadline: April 24

Application fee: $25  Booth fee: $355-$690
 
10263685493?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Stony Creek Art Fair is in a beautiful setting next to a lake. The large parking lot is within 100 feet. Close to large homes and wealthy patrons, this show should be good for most price points.  Stony Creek is a popular park in northern Oakland County near Rochester, Birmingham and other high-income cities. Millions of people visit the park annually. 
 
For this event we have a preference for work that feels natural. Perhaps images of flora or fauna. Slightly more traditional in style. The show offers dedicated parking for artists and patrons adjacent to the event. We will limit the show to 75 booths. Our marketing program is designed to attract qualified high-end art collectors.
 
 
Contact: Mark Loeb info@integrityshows.com
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10202368652?profile=RESIZE_400xAugust 13 & 14
Shelby Township, Michigan
River Bends Park
Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 11am-5pm
120 Artists
Deadline: April 1
 
Application fee: $25 Booth fee: $100-$170
 
Held outdoors at beautiful River Bends Park in Shelby Township where exhibitors will find sprawling grounds with mature trees and roomy booth spaces on grass. Shelby Township is a friendly, upscale suburb located about 20 miles north of Detroit, and is easily accessible with M53 and M59 nearby and I75 just a few more miles away.
 
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The Shelby Township Art Fair Committee presents this annual event to provide arts and cultural opportunities for visitors and
for local, regional, and national artists and fine crafters to showcase their talents and market their work at a variety of price points.
 
Exhibitor Amenities:
• All booths measure approximately 15' x 15' (all on grass) with some double booths available
• The fair is open to those who create their own original work. No resale items are permitted.
• Many booths in quads so many corner booths will be available
• Reasonable jury and booth fees
• Parking near (not at) booth area
• Expect friendly, helpful, organized staff
• Easy load-in & load-out, with Friday night set-up available
• Plenty of free daytime and overnight parking close to exhibit areas
• Overnight grounds security
• Complimentary coffee and donuts each morning help to create a fun, friendly atmosphere
 
 
Contact: Jessica Thomas jthomas@shelbytwp.org
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Call for Artists: 63rd Annual South Haven Art Fair

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South Haven, Michigan
Stanley Johnston Park
Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
100 Artists
Deadline: March 7

Application fee: $40    Booth fee: $275

The South Haven Center for the Arts is proud to host the Annual South Haven Art Fair. South Haven is a coastal tourist destination for over 500,000 summer visitors from around the world and attracts massive Fourth of July crowds. The Art Fair takes place in a beautiful wooded park one block from Lake Michigan and South Haven’s North Beach.

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Our goals are to provide a successful environment for exhibiting artists, creatively market the event to a wide range of potential buyers, and provide a professional awards program by credentialed judges. We will also prioritize the health and safety of our community, and will be responsive to current guidelines. We are ready to make this year's art fair one of the best and we welcome you to join us!

Please get more information on the South Haven Center for the Arts Website here: https://www.southhavenarts.org/

Application: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=9997

Contact: Kerry Hagy info@southhavenarts.org

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Call for Artists: Palmer Park Art Fair

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Detroit, Michigan
910 Merrill Plaisance
Saturday 10am-7pm & Sunday 11am-5pm
80 artists
Deadline: March 6
 
Application fee: $25; Booth fees start at $395
Over the last decade Detroit has lost many of its most popular events. Now with a resurgence of energy and support for the arts we provide a venue for artists to meet patrons and buyers. The city is home to many amazing artists, young and old, contemporary and traditional. We also invite fine artists from around the country to experience the city.
 
Palmer Park is surrounded by some of Detroit's wealthiest neighborhoods. Palmer Woods is the home to 5,000 square foot homes for doctors, lawyers, business owners and others with the means and desire to purchase art. To the east is the Golf Course district, followed by the University District and Sherwood Forest with its elegance and quality residences. South is the Apartment District, home to huge condos and apartments with marble floors that are returning to their 1920s splendor.
 
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Call for Artists: Kensington Metropark Art Fair

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Milford, Michigan
4570 Huron Parkway
Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm & Monday 10am-4pm
80 artists
Deadline: February 27
 
Application fee: $25 Booth fees start at $425
The Kensington Art Fair continues to grow. Last year we were designated one of the top shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Artists with all price points indicated strong sales. Many report selling originals priced in the thousands. The beautiful setting is both visible and attractive. 
 
Kensington is one of the most popular parks in Southeast Michigan and is centered in a wealthy area of lakefront homes. Two and a half million people visit the park annually. 
 
The show offers dedicated parking for artists and patrons adjacent to the event. Our marketing program is designed to attract qualified high-end art collectors. 
 
 
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10038377881?profile=RESIZE_400xJuly 21 - 23
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Streets around the University of Michigan's Central Campus
Thursday & Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday 10am-8pm
189 Artists
Deadline: February 9
 
Application fee: $40 Booth fee: $650 & $800
The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original (AASAF) is the original of three concurrent and contiguous fairs that transform central Ann Arbor into a massive outdoor art gallery each July. Established in 1960, the AASAF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization with a mission of increasing public knowledge and appreciation for contemporary fine arts and fine crafts. Over the past 62 years, the Original Fair has continued to focus on the art, the artists and the art buyers.
Known for its consistently high quality, all original work, the Original Street Art Fair takes place on the streets surrounding the historic Burton Bell Tower, and the tree-lined central campus of the University of Michigan and does not host sidewalk sales or vendor booths. The AASAF was voted one of the “Top Ten Best Art Festivals” in the country in a USA TODAY Reader’s Poll and is consistently in the Art Fair Calendar's “Top Ten Best Art Fairs", Art Fair Source Book's “Elite 25”, and in the top 20 in Sunshine Artist’s “Top 100 Fine Art Shows” poll.
 
  • "You run a great show, you have a huge following"- 2021 artist
  • "Thank you so much for everything! Everything was great! From setup to tear down. Thank you for all of your hard work." -2021 artist
  • Mark Stryker of the Detroit Free Press - “The Street Fair boasts the greatest concentration of high-quality art; it’s not the spot to find crafty knick-knacks and the like.”
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10009678664?profile=RESIZE_400xJune 25 & 26
Muskegon, Michigan
 
Lakeshore Art Festival
Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday 9am-4pm
350 Artists
Deadline: February 1
 
Application fee: $35   Booth fee: $180-$250
 
The Lakeshore Art Festival is a unique mix of fine art, fine craft, hand-crafted goods, food and family fun in Downtown Muskegon, Michigan. Guests will enjoy a juried fine art and craft fair, as well as vibrant streets brimming with unique artisan food products, children’s activities, entertainment and more! With exhibitor perks, outstanding accommodations and restaurants nearby, this is a must-attend event!
Artist Information
  • Highly Ranked Festival by Sunshine Artist and ArtFair Calendar
  • Past Attendance 55,000
  • June 25th PM & June 26th AM Set-Up
  • $3,000 Fine Art / Fine Craft Cash Awards
  • Booth Sitters
  • Overnight Security
  • Warm and professional staff dedicated to the arts
Testimonials
We can’t tell you how many positive comments we heard throughout the day from our shoppers regarding the show. We heard comments such as, “best one ever,” “love that they added additional streets,” “great quality of vendors,” “happy it is right downtown,” and the list goes on and on!
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9996434069?profile=RESIZE_400xJuly 9 & 10
St. Joseph Michigan
60th Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff
Lake Bluff Park
Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday 10am-5pm
175 Artists
Deadline: January 24
 
Application fee: $50 Booth fee: $475-$675
 Overlooking Lake Michigan, the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff (KAF) is known for having outstanding volunteers and providing a great artist experience. Each year a new jury of professionals in the arts is recruited to review applications. The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is one of the most prestigious and well-attended events in southwest Michigan.
 
The City of St. Joseph was recently ranked the 23rd best place to live in the U.S. by the website 24/7 Wall Street. Neighboring Benton Harbor, Michigan is home to appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation. KAF is a 1-1/2 hour drive from Chicago and Grand Rapids. This established art fair attracts fine art and fine craft artists and an educated and inquisitive buying audience from all over the US and Canada.
Awards
  • Krasl Art Fair Best of Category (highest score from on-site jury in each category): $200 cash award, invitation to return in 2023 with a waived application fee.
  • Board of Directors’ Choice Award: $200 cash award, invitation to return in 2023 with a waived application fee.
  • NEW!! 60th Anniversary Award - cash award, invitation to return in 2023 with a waived application fee.
  • 3-5 members of the jury return to jury on-site Saturday. Awards will be presented on Sunday morning.
Amenities Include:
  • Booths are located in beautiful Lake Bluff Park on grassy lawn with trees, lake breezes, and gorgeous views of Lake Michigan.
  • Free, artist-only, off-street parking no more than four blocks from the fair; plus reserved overnight parking for RVs and vans (after 5 pm on Friday).
  • Curb-side unloading and loading.
  • Roomy booths spaced 6’ - 10’ from one another with storage space.
  • Police officers patrol the park Friday and Saturday nights and are present and ready to respond as needed during the event.
  • Booth sitters available to provide breaks for artists.
  • 10% discount for KAF artists in Krasl Art Center Gift Shop.
  • Package Pick-Up for the convenience of purchasers of oversized items.
  • A staff and volunteer committee dedicated to making our show the artists’ favorite.
  • Coffee & pastries provided Saturday & Sunday mornings.
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June 11 & 12
Royal Oak, Michigan
Washington Street
Saturday 10am-7pm & Sunday 11am-5pm
120 Artists
Deadline: March 13
 
Application fee: $30    Booth fees start at $395
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  • A unique event, featuring 60 clay, glass, and metal artists. The nation's only show dedicated to clay, glass and metal. 
  • Extensive demos in each medium.
  • Educated audience that loves this art and supports it with their purchases. 
  • Artists that demonstrate or offer hands-on projects get additional space at no charge. 
  • A narrow focus on work created with minerals and heat attracts an audience specifically looking to purchase these items.
 
Our artists tell us it is a pleasure having customers who understand their work and techniques. Drive up to unload, convenient artist parking. 

Intentional events for extraordinary results: www.integrityshows.com

Presented by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce with the assistance of Mark Loeb and Integrity Shows.
 
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Call for Artists: Ann Arbor Holiday Art Fair

Integrity Ann ArborDecember 4 & 5
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds

Deadline: September 30
 
Application fee: $10
Booth fee: $145-$375
Reflecting on a very popular event from the 1980's, the Holiday Art Fair will be at the Fairgrounds (home shows, antique shows...).  
 
With a focus on fine art, we will be accepting some traditional craft. Use your Ann Arbor collectors list. Lots of free parking and heated buildings.
 

 

Mark Loeb, Integrity Shows President, has been producing and consulting with events since 1982 in metro Detroit. In addition to these five events he consults with art fair and event organizers.

 

Intentional events for extraordinary results: www.integrityshows.com

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Here you go, this show sounds like they have done their homework to protect everyone as best as possible from Covid-19.  The show is the 18th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show held in West Bloomfield Township on July 25 & 26th.

The show is produced by Patty Narozny of HotWorks.  Patty has had to cancel several of her shows earlier this year.  It greatly bothered Patty to cancel show after show because of the virus.  Patty knows that artists depend on shows to make their living.  Patty worked with the West Bloomfield Township and is following the Covid-19 guide lines based on the Governor's executive order to put together the safest show possible.  The 18th Annual Orchard Lake fine Art Show may very well be the first Michigan show to be held since the Covid-19 shut down.  This show may also become the model other show producers will be following in the future so that art shows can become a possibility once again.

So, what can you expect if you are able to get into the 18th Annual Orchard Lake fine Art Show?  The deadline to apply is June 19th so don't drag your feet and there is a limited amount of spaces available.  Below you can read about the precautions that will be in place to make this a safe show for everyone in attendance:


   *  There will be 3 main entrances into the show.

   *  There will be a few hand washing sinks spread around the show.  This show had a sink before in the
       relaxation tent so that people could wash their hands before they ate while at the show.  Well they
       will have a few more now.

   *  The sinks are touchless, they are operated by your foot.

   *  There will be signs at each porta john urging people to wipe the handles before & after use.  There
       will be disinfectant & paper towel there for people to use.

   *  All show booths will be 3 feet apart.

   *  If possible all booths will have 2 or more sides up to help the air to flow through the tents.

   *  Social distancing of 6 feet apart will be practiced.

   *  Face coverings will be encouraged however since the show is outside it can't be forced by law.

   *  Artist will use pointers - if possible to help with physical distancing.  This may not be possible for
       everyone so then face coverings should be worn when interacting the artist needs to be closer
       to the art patrons.

   *  One family unit at a time can be in the booth.  Other shoppers will need to wait outside the booth
       to be invited in.

   *  There will be markings on the ground for spacing for the art patrons.

   *  Every booth is responsible to bring his/her own hand sanitizer & have it displayed in booths for
       people to see & use during the show.

   *  Jewelers & browse bins will need to be wiped after touching & anything else needing wiping should
       be wiped during the show.

Patty Narozny has put a lot of time and work into trying to put together a safe show.  This could be a good time to try to get back into an art show.  It will be different and take some time getting used to.  I think this will work.  You might want to give this a chance. 

Don't forget that the deadline to apply is June 19th and there is a limited amout of spaces available. 

Let's make this work!

  

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    Once again I have spent some time evaluating the www.Artshowreviews.com website.   Take a look.  I think you will find some very interesting facts.  We know many of our artists use our Art Show Reviews website.  We know because you have also told us many times that you do use it when you are making up your schedules. 

    However, we need your help.  This website will not be as useful to you or any other artist if we don't get new show reviews.  We are averaging 1 review for every 4,000 times someone uses our website.  Artists are using us but not giving back.

    I have often asked artists to write a review for certain shows.  Many are hesitant and I have gotten the impression they think I am looking for a bad review.  I am not asking for bad reviews.  I am hoping the reviews are good ones because I hope all the shows are good shows.  However, mainly I am just looking for honest reviews that are helpful to others.

    If you want to review a show that isn't on our website, go ahead and write your review.  If I find we don't have it listed I will add it.  No problem, I am just happy you wrote a review for us.  

    Every year I get a comment that is left on our website like this one:

How come so many of the posted show reviews are from 2-5 years old?  Can't you supply some more updated review information from artists that have done the shows.  After all, many shows go through changes from year to year.

    This comment is very true.  If we don't get new reviews all we have is old reviews.  Shows do change.  Shows try to improve.  We want artists to know the show has changed for the better if it has.  Please help us.  Please consider writing a review for us.  We are just asking for about 5 minutes of your time.

Please give back to keep our website as useful as possible.

#1:  We now have 650 art shows on our website.  Last year we had 643, so we had a slight gain in the past year.

#2.  We still have 7 states that do not have any art and craft shows listed at all.  The states of Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia have never had a show review submitted for them, thus those states have not been added.  If you submit a review for those states I will add the show and get that state on our website.  Surely, someone here has done a show in one of those states.  Please write a review for us.

#3.  The state with the largest amount of shows listed on our website is Florida.  That probably isn't a big surprise.  We have 86 shows listed on our site in Florida, that is two more than the year before.  Coming in second place is Illinois with 43 shows.  Michigan has 37 shows and is in 3rd place. 

#4.   We have 24 states with 10 or less art and craft shows listed.   

#5.   We have three states with only one art or craft show listed for them.  Those states are Arkansas, Rhode Island, and South Dakota.  Anybody have a show they can submit for these states? 

#6.   We still have only one show listed for Canada.  We know they have shows up there.  Does anyone have a show and a review that they could add to that page to make it more valuable?

#7.   We actually have a European page with one show listed.  Has anyone done an European shows yet? We would love to add a couple shows to that page.

#8.   Since our website went live we have had 1,285,929 page views.  That is amazing!  We know artists are using our website.  We need new reviews so that our site remains useful and needed.

#9.   In 2019, we had roughly 130,655 page views.  

#10. In the last 30 days, 1/11/19 - 2/11/20, we have had 10,182 page views.  Of course, this is a time when many artists are using our site to put the finishing touches on their show schedules. 

#11. We usually average about 375 page views per day.  In fact, we had had 257 page views by 8 am today.  Artists were up early and working today. 

#12. We had a total of 30 reviews that were written for us during 2019.  Of course, many people use our website without ever leaving a comment or writing a review.  We also had 17 comments left. 

#13. In the last year, we had 130,655 page views.  Of those over 130 thousand visitors only 30 times did artists leave a review.  Certainly we can give back to the art community better than that.  We want artists to use our website, but we would also need you to give back.  

#14. The average show review probably takes less than 7 minutes to write.  There is a simple form is right there on our website and you just fill it in.  Easy peasy!  Simple as pie!

To submit a show review click on this link: 
https://www.artshowreviews.com/review-an-art-fair.html

To submit a show that is not on our website click this link:  
https://www.artshowreviews.com/art-show-listing-submission.html

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This was the 22nd year for the Garage Sale Art Fair.  I love coming to this show.  There is something for everyone here.  This show is held the last Saturday of February.  Winter can be rough in Kalamazoo and by the end of February people are ready to get out and shop.

The show is put on by Bonnie Blandford and Michael Kifer of Road Wife Productions LLC.  The show is held in the Kalamazoo County Expo Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  It is a one day show and this year was held on February 25th.  

The show is held in 2 large rooms.   Artists set up on Friday.  Bonnie and Michael provide refreshments during set up which was very much appreciated.  

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Shoppers show up first thing in the morning.  There is usually a large group of them waiting to get it.  I have been there when there was a very long line to get it.  Shoppers can sign up for drawings that take place hourly throughout the day .  If your name is called you win shopper bucks to spend at the show.

Bonnie also makes announcements about special deals all day long.  Artists will occasionally make a special offer to draw people to their booth.  The special deals seem to be very popular in the afternoon towards the end of the day when artists decide they don't want to take some stock back home.

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You can find great pieces of art to buy at this show.  Most of art work doesn't have so much as a single flaw. Some pieces are for sale because the artists want to make space for their new show stock.  Plus, you can also find some strange things that artists are trying to get rid of.  I have seen pieces of iron sewer pipe, a microwave, booth lights, an antique photographer's tripod, and much more.  I am always surprised to see the huge variety of things you can buy and sometimes even more surprised that it has disappeared at the end of the day.

Alison Fox, whose booth you can see above, is a stained glass and mixed media artist.  She always stocks her booth with some great pieces of art work.  She also stocks it with all kinds of weird objects that she collects throughout the year for her art work.  Alison will sell everything she brings to the show. I have walked by her booth and watched her get rid of everything by mid afternoon.  She is amazing!

The show goes til 4 pm.  It is not uncommon for some artists to be sold out by 2 pm.  That has to be a great feeling for an artist.  

I'd like to mention the yellow shopping bags.  Shoppers will buy themselves one of those nice yellow Garage Sale shopping bag and fill them up.  By the way, what a great idea to have those shopping bags available.  It is not uncommon for shoppers to get to the show and buy more than they planned on and realize that they didn't bring anything to put all their purchases in.  I have seen so many people walking around with those nice bags which are usually full, too.  The shopping bags help to make more purchases easier to handle.  What a great idea!
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This photo was taken in the morning around 10 am.  Shopping is well under way.  The selections are good. There is something for everyone.  People come to this show with the full intention of shopping and buying.  

There are 145 artists at this show.  There is a nice selection.  I didn't think any one category was top heavy.  

I took photos that better showed the crowds but those photos were blurry.  

Below you can see two                                                                                                               

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                                    shoppers that are looking intently over
some ceramic pieces.     oh hey, it is Connie       Mettler.  You never know where she will show up.  

This show will be held February  24, 2018.       That gives you almost a year to fit this show into your schedule.  

If this show is out of the question for you there is one in Wisconsin and Ohio that may work out better for you.  We all hold onto stuff we don't need anymore.  This show is a great way to get rid of some of that.

Until next February 24th, oh, I can't wait.                                                                                
                                                                                                      

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Art Beats & Eats - What is your opinion?

I am reaching out to this amazing community to get feedback from artists who participate in Art, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak, Michigan.

It looks like the latest review is from 2011, and I wanted to know if anyone has feedback who participated in 2012 and 2013.  I think the potential is huge - but so is the commitment.

Thanks so much!

Kelli

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Hi all, I am a "newbie" to the Art Fair world and the Monroe Fine Art Fair was my second fair that I have done and I am "still loving it!".  I only made $130 which covered my entry fee, but my objective for my first year is to 1) decide if I really like doing this and 2) if the answer is yes, keep learning, learning and more learning. 

Both objective were met, but before I tell you about that, let me give a little bit of a critique of how I felt about the way the fair was organized.

Like I said, this is my second show so I do not have a lot of fairs to compare this to.  Over all I was pleased.  Set up was the morning of the fair and you could pull your car right up to your designated spot.  The booths were on the street and very well marked.  Once the set up was done I had an artist parking pass to park behind City Hall which happened to be in front of my booth.  My location was right at the "T" of two streets used for the fair intersected and I felt the spot was great.  Because the fair was not too spread out, I did not feel that there were any locations that were particularly bad.  The art that was for sale was of very nice quality.  With pieces ranging from the low end $5 cards (like me) to high end beautiful $1000 + pieces.  I did not see anything that I would consider "buy/sell" items.  There were not any booth sitters, but I had my daughter with me so I could take some breaks.  The traffic was primarily consistent (but never what I considered crowded) and both Saturday and Sunday there were some "lulls" in the traffic all together.  (A lot of dog walkers).

My learning objective was met.  I networked with quite a few other artists, discussed display pros and cons, got a lead on some used display panels and set up and tear down was faster this time then the last.  I find that I am really enjoying the whole experience.  (Long hard working days make for great sleep at night).

I have one more fair to do this year, Art-A-Licious in Adrian Michigan.  Then I look forward to spending the Winter polishing my "display" skills, organizing my "stuff", purchasing better display panels ect.. for the tent and applying for more Art fairs, because "I Am Still Loving Art Fairs"!

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Self-promotion & Marketing

Hello all!

I have a couple of questions... I am new to the art show world. I had a small store front studio/gallery (of sorts) up until 2 weeks ago. I converted one of our empty bedrooms in to a nice, convenient studio, which has me very motivated!

 

I am trying to figure out ways to promote my art and to market myself. I don't want to sound 'over bearing,' cocky, conceited and such.... Anyone have any suggestions? I would greatly appreciate hearing from you!

 

Thank you all!

~Crystal

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Northern Michigan Accomodations

For any of you out there looking for a place to hang between shows in Northern Michigan, the lodge next to me is a great spot.  It's inexpensive, is good for working or playing and has lots of vacancies this summer.  Brethren Bungalows is in the small town of Brethren.  It is right next to my cabins.  Brethren is on the Manistee River which is an awesome fishing, tubing, canoeing river.  It is about 15 minutes from Manistee and Lake Michigan.  The lodge consists of 6 small 1-2 bedroom, clean and cozy cabins and a big house which rent for the day, week or month.  You can look at their website:  www.brethrenbungalows.com or call Patty at (231) 477-5588.  Tell her I sent you...

Good Luck out there!

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