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Christina M Plichta
  • Minneapolis, MN
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  • oil painting
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Belle Isle Anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alanna St Laurent May 15. 6 Replies

Has anyone done Belle Isle in Detroit?  I was accepted and would like to try the show, but it I would have travel expenses.  Any advice?Continue

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Alanna St Laurent replied to Christina M Plichta's discussion Belle Isle Anyone?
"Hi Derek, I have never had an issue with a fair, but know that the island closes at 10pm and no one is allowed on after that time, and the Detroit State Police do patrol the island."
May 15
Derek Voigt replied to Christina M Plichta's discussion Belle Isle Anyone?
"Security seems good over night?"
May 15
Christina M Plichta replied to Christina M Plichta's discussion Belle Isle Anyone?
"That is very helpful info.  Thank You!"
May 9
Alanna St Laurent replied to Christina M Plichta's discussion Belle Isle Anyone?
"I have done the show since it's first year (it is now going into its fourth year). I have always done very well there, but I do have Detroit photography (and also photos of Belle Isle) so I am not sure how well that plays into it. They do a…"
May 5
Otis Harville replied to Christina M Plichta's discussion Belle Isle Anyone?
"following."
May 3
Derek Voigt replied to Christina M Plichta's discussion Belle Isle Anyone?
"Following!"
May 2
Christina M Plichta posted a discussion

Belle Isle Anyone?

Has anyone done Belle Isle in Detroit?  I was accepted and would like to try the show, but it I would have travel expenses.  Any advice?See More
May 1
Christina M Plichta replied to Jessica Curning-Kuenzi's discussion reviews of Chicago Edgewater Arts Festival
"I did the show last year and it was pretty good, but I commuted from my Mom's house in Milwaukee so did not have to pay for a hotel.  Maybe worth trying if you tend to do well in urban settings, but I wouldn't count on it being a big…"
Apr 30

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Your Medium
oil painting
Years in the Art Fair Business
1
First show ever
Boerner Botanical Gardens, WI
What is your website?
http://www.freshandalivefineart.artistwebsites.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Being outside, meeting people, and making sales
Best show ever and why
Boerner Botanical Gardens. Lots of support from family and friends, and best sales total.
Worst show ever and why
Madison Audobon Society, no sales, major pain in the butt load-in and load-out, bad layout that favored some artists over others, parking ticket from park ranger after permission from an art fair volunteer was given to move vehicle closer to booth for load-out under threat of a storm
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
internet search

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At 9:56am on May 17, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

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