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Art Fairs

Art Fair Artists Success Show


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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 and

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Part 1 of 2 episodes: Time is up. Get online or get out. We find ourselves comfortable right where we are. We'd rather suffer a little less than try new things. This happened to me today (4/21/20): there is an artist's work that I've always... more

Part 3: Let's apply for unemployment. A panel of artists share their experiences on the application process. The CARES Act expands states' ability to provide unemployment insurance for workers impacted by the pandemic, including... more

Let's do this together - apply for the PPP The CARES Act offers several programs to help small business people. The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loans are intended for small businesses to use to maintain payroll and cover other... more

Are you eligible for disaster loan asssitance? Probably? Maybe? Together we'll find out. Host Connie Mettler from Art Fair Calendar/Art Fair Insiders and "volunteers from the audience" (Art Fair Insiders Admin, Meg Mettler, and artist... more

ArtFest Fort Myers under Executive Director Sharon McAllister's leadership, has initiated a plan to act as a clearinghouse to help artists interpret and access the financial services established under the new CARES Act. The law is meant to... more

Of course it isn't a job, nor a vocation, its in your bones and defines who you are. Luckily we live in a country where there is room to change and the legal means of doing so. Start out as an engineer, a pot dealer, a social worker, a biologist and... more

How are you feeling? I am totally enervated and concerned about the future of art festivals, not only in the short term but in the long run. I'm hearing from artists and reading comments on about "what next?" and I have to take... more

The two most important things about earning a living in the art fair business: Getting into the event Having work that people will buy once you're there Co-host, Cindy Lerick, joins Connie Mettler for a nuts and bolts discussion about the jury... more has tallied all the votes in our 2019 Best Art Fair survey (8th Annual). We had a record number of participants reporting in the favorites. The goal of the survey is to encourage "art fair tourism", bringing art lovers... more

Part III of a series to understand the operations of creating a new art show. Artists and Charities Hand in Hand will host its inaugural event on November 2 and 3, 2019, at the Palm Beach Convention Center in W. Palm Beach, Florida. One of... more
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