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Art fairs are our business. If they are your business, too, tune in for all the news and insider tips about the nation's top juried art fairs and craft shows. The Art Fair Success Show is hosted by Connie Mettler, publisher of ArtFairCalendar.com and ArtFairInsiders.com.

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Participating in the nation's art fairs is not for the faint-heared or the penniless. So much overhead! We won't go into all of those costs, but a serious contender for the diversity of options and costs is lodging on the road. Some artists opt to stay near home so they can sleep in their own beds, thus limiting many opportunities, and at the other extreme some go for the full-fledged "its a write off" and stay in quality lodgings. How about you? What do you do when planning a trip to an art fair? Sleep in your van? Air BnB? VRBO? tent camp? RV? frequent flyer points at specific chain hotels? Show lodging? stay with friends? We talk about all these options and more, To get it started our panel will include Fletcher Dean, a photographer from Michigan who prefers Air BnB and Don Hart, mixed media from Connecticut who travels with a camping trailer. This is a call in show with input from many artists.
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Any weekend, anywhere in the U.S., there are hundreds of art fairs filled with artists and the people who love attending the shows. Who is that person who is examining your work and maybe taking it home? Today's episode is a... more

Tired of encountering buy/sell at the art fairs? What can an art fair organizer do about it? What can an artist do about it? Our guests are: Carroll Swayze, a veteran of 40 years participating in the nation's juried art fairs has been... more

Rick Bryant, Director of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College, PA, joins Connie Mettler of ArtFairInsiders.com to share art fair stories and draw the names of the winners of the prizes for the Birthday Party Pledge... more

Do you love ArtFairInsiders.com? Do you check in regularly for information, support or a good laugh? You are not alone! Today's show is hosted by Connie Mettler and Internet marketing author Scott Fox. Welcome to our 3rd Annual... more

Join Connie Mettler as she talks with Wendy Rosen, one of the most influential people in the fine art fair & fine craft business. • Attending fine craft fairs and speaking with artists Wendy learned there was a for a broader market for... more

Join us as Connie Mettler talks with Amy Amdur, AmdurProductions.com, and Howard Alan, ArtFestival.com, two of the most important people in the art fair business. Amdur produces 17 Chicago area shows and Alan has two divisions... more

Jewelers Bonnie Blandford, in Michigan, and Carla Fox, in Oregon, are artists who organize popular annual art fairs in Kalamazoo and Bend, respectively. Join us as we learn about their passion to create a marketplace where their fellow... more

Connie Mettler will be speaking with Kathrine Allen-Coleman, a painter from Georgia who participated in Coconut Grove, Reston, Old Town, Columbus, Des Moines, Ann Arbor Street Art Fair and more Andrew Shea, a glass blower from... more

Connie Mettler talks with Cindy Lerick, director of the Saint Louis Art Fair and Stephen King, director of the Des Moines Arts Festival. Their background Mission of their events What is a non-profit and where does the money go? How do... more

Connie Mettler talks with Chris Lake, Managing Director of ArtsyHome.com, an online venue connecting artists with buyers of their work. Learn how you can tap into this marketplace, no cost to register. ArtsyHome.com is the online... more
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