3rd Annual Survey Results: What is America’s Best Art Fair?

by guest blogger Connie Mettler ArtFairCalendar.com announces the results of its 3rd annual “America’s Best Art Fairs” survey. This 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 for artists to sell their work.     To make any art fair successful […]

Top 50 Art Fairs in the US, 2015

The top 50 fairs have exciting quality art, fascinating artists and ever-changing venues in big cities and small towns, oceanfront and lakefront.

Art Fair Burnout

I had “art show burnout” and had to take stock of what I was doing. I’d scheduled twenty retail fairs that year. What was I thinking?

Top 50 Art Fairs in the U.S.

We’ve spent eight years building our online presence, sharing information about the nation’s juried fine art festivals and it was time to ask for feedback from the art collectors on the events they attend.

Announcing the “America’s Best Art Fairs” Awards – What’s Your Vote?

We want to know: What show do you think art fair shoppers should not miss?

What to Do when your Show is Slow

When you look at your show experience as a first contact, you can plan marketing activities after the show is over.

8 Negative Booth Behaviors that Lose Sales

Are you sabotaging yourself with these common behaviors that turn off customers and lose sales?

10 Steps to Better Art Show Sales

At a recent street fair, 80% of exhibitors had underwhelming booth presence, while 20% of the artists were working at making sales. Guess who fared better?

Taking Buy/Sell Merchandise Out of Art and Craft Fairs

Carroll witnessed an exhibitor drive from a show at the end of the day to refill their merchandise from the back of a semi, stocked with goods from China which were being sold as handcrafted American work.

Interview with an Art Show Promoter

I’m fortunate that my event is in the heart of a resort town that has a substantial marketing budget and Memorial Day Weekend is one of the most promoted weekends as it launches the beginning of the summer season.