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Art Fairs

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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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Do you love our art fair related websites where you can find a show to attend get the inside scoop about an art fair stay in touch with the ups and downs of our industry get support for your business or just have a good laugh? You are not... more

Most artists have made their peace with the digital upload systems, www.Zapplication.org, www.JuriedArtServices.com and www.EntryThingy.com. If you want to participate in the better shows you sign up and upload your... more

Making the sale and making it easy for you and your buyer Talking about: terminals, wireless & wired iPhones iPads & tablets PayPal PCI compliance & fees merchant support pay-as-you go processing monthly charges and... more

New art fairs are necessary for the evolution of the art fair business because artists need new markets and even reliable shows sometimes don't continue to thrive. We speak with 4 show directors who are developing events for their... more

Everything an Artist Needs to Know about Insurance Art fairs can be a dangerous business fraught with problems of high winds, theft, traveling with artwork, liability issues, damages to equipment and accidents of all kinds. Valerie Bjarnson,... more

Are you ready to wholesale your fine art or fine craft? Do you have handmade goods that you'd like to see in galleries and gift shops? Guests are: Paul Willsea, who along with his partner Carol O'Brien, has worked as a glass artist for... more

Artists - do you have a website, just for you? A site where you can post your pics, blog your thoughts sell your stuff and keep in touch with your audience, all in one place? Is it time for you to find your home? Be inspired by Jennifer Rapp... more

What were the best art fairs for 2012? Veteran artists Allan Teger and Daryl Thetford vote for Coconut Grove, Cherry Creek and Bayou City. Others call in and share tales of selling $2.50 greeting cards as well as paintings for... more

In a business full of taking chances the first big challenge an artist has is to make the jury cut at the shows. After all, if you can't get into the show you aren't in business. I'll be speaking with Mo Riley, Executive Director of the Ann Arbor... more

Storms are no strangers to the nation's art fairs. Show organizers and artists plan for inclement weather as a matter of course. In the aftermath of the nation's worst storm in history, Hurricane Sandy, people on the East Coast are working toward... more
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