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Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Shari Akers
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Shari Akers Aug 24, 2016. 2 Replies

I thought about purchasing the PayPal device that takes the chip card for $149 because I love the versatility and I have read that PayPal has great support. I was at a Craft Fair a few weeks ago…Continue

Undercover Pro from Costco - thumbs up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Aug 24, 2016. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone, My first Arts Festival is in less than a month and I wanted to thank everyone for posts and comments that have helped me so much to get somewhat up to speed on what it is I would be…Continue

Tags: Stabars, Amazon, Prime, Pro, booth


Started this discussion. Last reply by Shari Akers Jul 18, 2016. 1 Reply

I have found several good sources for matting prints of photographs. Price is almost double for going the archival route. Just wondering how much damage and soon would it be if I don't use archival,…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Christina L. Towell Jul 1, 2016. 5 Replies

Hello Everyone,I have joined other forums after short-term reconnaissance missions by diving in with questions and comments without making a proper introduction; in hindsight that was a mistake, so…Continue

Tags: beginner, Utah, photography, newbie

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
First show in September
What are the best things about art fairs
Atmosphere. Anticipation. Creative ideas. People watching/chatting with happy, relaxed people
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Google search

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At 9:54pm on June 16, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Shari. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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At 3:46pm on June 15, 2016, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Shari,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining us and I know you'll find plenty of great information to get you started.  Thanks and best of luck as you move forward.


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