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Colleen Williams
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • United States
  • porcelain
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Georgia Art Fair Info, please?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colleen Williams Aug 17, 2015. 13 Replies

Can anyone share his/her opinion on these three shows: Decatur, Inman and Alpharetta? I'd exhibited at the "2014 Virginia-Highlands Summerfest" and wasn't impressed but was scoping around for info. A…Continue

Tags: Alpharetta Arts Sreetfest, Inman Park Art Festival, Decatur Art Festival, Georgia art festivals

 

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"Hi Marty, Any of these still available? If yes, what is their condition? Thanks, Colleen"
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"Hey Ronnis, just saw this reply and wouldn't you know, I just brewed a cup of the salted caramel coffee in the Zentangle mug!"
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Profile Information

Your Medium
porcelain
Years in the Art Fair Business
21
First show ever
some art fair/music festival that featured the "Byrds" some twenty years past their day, in Tavernier, FL
What is your website?
http://colleenwilliamsclay.com
What are the best things about art fairs
all-expense-paid budget traveling, health club worthy exercise and being ones own boss all in one package
Best show ever and why
Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI...non-stop action in the sales department
Worst show ever and why
Delray Beach, FL...the one held in January by the Chamber of Commerce...because they place all newcomers in every nook and cranny excepting on Atlantic Ave, where all the action is. Then place diesel trailors serving Dunkin Donuts free samples across from you to lure any souls to wander down the side street but the lines grow so long that no one can even see you...and yet to get your $ once again, they say they will place you on Atlantic Ave next year.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
soemone posted the name on another forum...I think it was artfairsourcebook.com
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I had once aspired to break the world record for pogo-stick jumping....didn't come close.

Colleen Williams's Blog

Artstreet 2014, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 4:05pm 7 Comments

I was looking forward to this show. Coming in from MA, I'd planned to take a brief vacation taking in a few of Chicago's museums and this show was on the right weekend to do so. The event was held Friday, August 22nd (evening hours, art show only open from 4-8 pm with performances to 10), Saturday, 8/23 (10-10, with the art show going to 6) and Sunday, 8/24 (10-5). About half of the 200 or so exhibitors are able to participate on Friday (for a small increase in booth fee). I only exhibited…

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SONO, so bad

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 2:04pm 5 Comments

This is a review of the 39th Annual Sono Arts Celebration, held on Connecticut's "Gold Coast" town of South Norwalk, on Sat/Sun, August 16-17, 2014. The "celebration" consists of an art show, several music stages, food court and children's activities, all contained within two cross streets that juncture at the SoNo train trestle overpass.

I had been hearing mostly bad things about this show for several years but jeweler acquaintances supported it and said with the large crowds, it was…

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Good Times at the 48th Lewiston Art Festival, NY (Niagara County)

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 2:20pm 5 Comments

Perfect festival weather brought out the crowds and buyers for the 48th annual Lewiston Art Festival, held on August 9th-10th in the quaint village of Lewiston, NY. Both days were sun-filled with temps in the upper 70's to mid-80's with a slight breeze at times. Direct sunlight overhead brought patrons into tree-shaded booths. All artists' booths, with the exception of the emerging "College Alley" participants, were lined up on both sides of the closed-to-traffic Center Street,…

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At 8:51am on August 15, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Colleen. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.


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