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The interested parties have come to your party: that Art Festival you have been planning and marketing for 364 days. How do you make sure they love the show, bring their friends, buy art, spread the word about what they found there and can't wait for next year?
Sharon McAllister, Executive Director of ArtFest Fort Myers (FL) and Jenny Wright, Festival Director of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (TX) join the conversation and share their best tips for building a memorable experience for their patrons.
We'll learn about their decisions on:
plus what works and even more interestingly what they've done that doesn't work!
Connie Mettler presents results from her 2014 Best Art Fair Survey of art fair buyers where she gathered data about what makes them come to a festival and why ... plus ... why there are formerly favorite shows that they no longer attend.
Both of these events were chosen as Top 50 Events in the survey.
Learn more about ArtFest Fort Myers. Learn more about The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival.
ArtFairCalendar.com has just finished its 3rd annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey and we announce the winners. Our survey is the only national online look at the country's juried art fairs and craft shows, designed to reward the festivals that create opportunities connecting artists and communities.
We asked our mailing list of over 50,000 art fair patrons what was the best art fair in the country and had an amazing nationwide response. Nearly 90% of the respondents completed the lengthy 25 question survey and the answers were both expected and intriguing.
Listen to find out what the Top 50 shows in the country are as voted on by the people who attend them. Discover their choices for the best regional fairs, best urban fair, best small market show and the best cities for art fairs.
We'll share the survey answers on:
what makes a show "Best"
why people say they attend an art fair
why they don't attend shows they used to love
suggestions for show organizers
Lynn Smith, vice chair of the Old Town Art Fair in Chicago, will give her insights on how the fair garners so much enthusiasm throughout the greater metropolitan area, making it a "must attend" event. Art buyers from Florida and Ohio will also join us to tell us why they attend art fairs and buy art.
ArtFairCalendar.com's mission is to promote the American tradition of art fairs by showcasing events where art collectors find hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind fine work and encourage the interaction of client and creator.
The power of Art / Art as a weapon
Sol is a artist with a vision, therefore he is a visual artist. He prides himself as being one that pushes the envelope as it pertains to the traditional sense of what a artist should or should not be. He pushes the envelope on what a artist should or should not do as well. Under the fold of the EyEcOnOgRaPhY movement Sol specializes in creative imagery, mixed media art, collages, street photography, graffiti art, and custom portrait framed artwork with a twist. At the very core of his work is the ability to enhance and recapture the moving parts, the pulse, the heartbeat of vintage antique images. Family images, loved ones, lost ones, not necessarily the "celebrity" but the EyEcOnS of your own lineage. To find greatness one only has to travel as far as that old worn family photo album located in the closet, basement, or garage collecting dust. We are all EyEcOnS for we are all direct descendants of EyEcOnS. With that being the case, BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY! Join Us as we welcome special guest Sol Ra El Bey to our radio show as he expounds on why and how art is a weapon. Call in at 323-870-3897 or login at www.blogtalkradio.com/usot
Join host Nikki Williams on Wednesday, November 18 at 7 pm Central Time for this week's Radio PRS. Our guests this week are Sylvia Valotton and Gigi Woodman of KC Metaphysical. It's time this year for their Holiday Fair. November 20 - 22 at the Abdallah Shrine Center in Overland Park. Tune in to get a sneak peak of all the great readers, healers, merchants and workshops that will be there. This fair is a great place to get some Holiday shopping done for your favorite metaphysically minded someone and a great place to enjoy yourself. Be sure to call in with questions during the show at 646-668-8212.
Check out KC Metaphysical on Facebook for even more information on this great event!
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview authors live from the Miami Book Fair.
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview the following authors: Thrity Umrigar, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, Richard Polt, Harry Lembeck, M.J. (Jessica) Fievre, Asher Price, Mirta Ojito,Toni Tipton-Martin, and Rita Gabis.
Join us today for Women Lead Radio as Barbara Eldridge, your host of Trend Setting Women, interviews Lin Holzinger, Owner of Art Trails San Diego.
In an area where art and artists flourish – they are often hidden in the less populated areas of a community. The internet has opened the door to connecting art lovers with a new array of artists and art related happenings. Lin Holzinger’s former marketing background and love of art has resulted in launching a new web site Art Trails San Diego to foster the growth, development and appreciation of San Diego’s flourishing visual arts community. It invites artists, museums, galleries, alternative exhibit spaces, and events to list their happenings to open the door to anyone wanting to experience the unique and exciting local art that abounds here.
Barbara Eldridge is your host of Trend Setting Women, a show that is intense, informative and always interesting. Trend Setting Women focuses on showcasing women owners who play the game of business and never give up. Currently, Barbara is the President & Founder of Mind Masters, an organization for entrepreneurs to master the challenges they face in an ever-changing market place. For more than twenty-five years Barbara has been contributing to other people’s business success. Her many years of experience in the corporate world provided her with knowledge, insight and presence to help thousands of entrepreneurial men and women nurture their business ventures into thriving successes.
January Jones-Mystery at The Fair!
Her books run the gamut from SciFi and Fantasy to Contemporary to Halloween and Christmas stories. She’s published two novels, The Gulliver Station series, three collections of short stories and has been included in three different anthologies.
Connie began writing in response to a challenge from her daughter in October 2011 and has been hooked ever since.
Gratitude is medicine to the soul. Practicing gratitude has be proven to help with depression, anxiety, and other negative emotions. If practiced regularly, gratitude can help you unleash abundance in your life.
I am going to discuss the principles of gratitude with Estefani Rondon on the upcoming Artemis and Friends podcast.
Estefani is the founder and CEO of Spiritual Unicorn Art?, a company that helps children and adults get in touch with their creative minds through mindfulness art.
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