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Susan Spohn
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  • Salida, CO
  • United States
  • Painting
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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Crested Butte Art Festival, Crested Butte, CO
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
input about art
Best show ever and why
Crested Butte, CO - First show and it was great!
Worst show ever and why
Quite a few... normally, no customers and promoter unresponsive to needs of artists. They take the money and run.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Found it online researching some mesh panels.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Still doing some art shows despite physical limitations.

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Salida Arts Festival- first year (Show Review)

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:03pm 9 Comments

Event Dates: 7/12/2014 - 7/13/2014

Location: Centennial Park


410 West Rainbow Blvd

Salida, CO 81201


Application is on ZAPP

The inaugural “Salida Arts Fair” is one of the premier arts destinations in Colorado. The small town of Salida is known as an arts…


Estes Park under water

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 2:00pm 18 Comments

Wow, I canceled my participation in the Estes Park Fine Art Festival earlier this morning. I didn't want to make a 6 hour drive up there through these floods and mudslides... but now the situation is much worse. Here is a video of downtown Estes Park taken this  morning. Hoping everyone in Estes is safe.



Manitou Springs-Commonwheel Labor Day Festival

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 10:32am 3 Comments

Due to all the flash flooding, this venue was changed from Memorial Park to Field's Park by the tennis courts. This show has been going on for nearly 40 years in the Memorial Park location, which is central to the downtown area and gets foot traffic from the tourist downtown.

The committee did a good job moving the show. Field's Park is a nice park with more grass and trees than Memorial Park. However, there is a lot less parking and the park is hidden, not viewable from the main…


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At 10:24pm on June 12, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Susan.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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