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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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Part II 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. How does a new art fair get started? What are all the steps involved, and for heaven's sake, where does the money come from and where does it go? The show organizer, Ingrid Robinson, spells it all out, from the initial concept to opening and then closing the doors at the Convention Center. Finding a destination venue Finding partners and sponsors Finding exhibitors Marketing Paying the bills This is a tutorial about starting an event from scratch, networking with a local community to build a "must attend" show that benefits all involved, the artists, the charities and the philanthropic goals of patrons. The show: Artists and Charities, November 2 & 3, West Palm Beach FL, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Learn more: ArtistsandCharities.com
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Did you ever see such a business for high overhead as the art fair business? Travel expenses, booth fees, employees, tents, studio space, art supplies, credit card fees, etc. We talk to two artists with bookkeeping experience and... more

We did it! We completed another year of art fairs. Before we get too far into the future we'll take a look back at 2013 for an assessment. The guests are: Nels Johnson, photographer from Florida, in the business since 1976 Jim Parker,... more

Our guest is Sheryl Kosovski, a certified Financial Recovery Coach who specializes in business development for creative people, helping artists and designers grow their businesses, make more money and learn how to hold onto... more

Free credit card processing? What does free mean? 24/7 live customer support? immediate deposit of funds into your account? reception/connectivity you can rely on? merchant services dedicated to you as a mobile merchant? Maybe, maybe... more

ArtFairCalendar.com has just finished its 1st annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey and we are announcing the winners on this podcast. We asked our mailing list of nearly 50,000 art fair patrons what was the best art fair in the country... more

Our guests are potters Jan Richardson and Robert Briscoe, well known in the artist community not only for their fine work but their generosity in developing opportunities for other artists. Living in rural Maryland Jan developed the Valley... more

Art publishing is a big business. Have you explored licensing your images for print? This podcast sorts out the basics. What you will learn: 1. What it means to license your art (how it works, contractual permission, etc - a broad overview) 2.... more

What can an art fair do to bring serious buyers to attend their events to buy art? Our guests today are from two of the top rated shows in the country. Tne La Quinta Arts Festival is a large festival held in an affluent area in California. Art... more

Art fairs not working for you? Not getting into the shows where you know you can sell your work? Tired of being on the road? Looking for a new adventure? Meet two painters who can say both yes and no to the questions above. Yes, the art... more

Carolyn Bird and Alice Moulton, longtime organizers of the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival in Winter Park, FL, join Connie Mettler of ArtFairInsiders.com to talk about one of the best shows in the business and to draw the names of the... more
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