January 29, 2014

Hey there art peeps! The week is going by and there is a lot to get done. For the past few months, I have posted about art fairs and festivals. There are some of you that illustrate or draw professionally, for others a hobby or maybe your just starting out. These fairs and festivals are another way of showcasing your hard-earned work. You want people to know about the quality, and don’t be surprise if you have to answer questions about the work. This is where you pretty much do the talking.

I’ve been keen to read advice from some good sites like Artsy Shark and Arts Business Institute. Yes, those are the articles you have seen posted on here. They have a wealth of knowledge about everything about art from illustration, photography, or jewelry making. I like to call these gems of art wisdom. So we got an art fair or festival and some other good stuff!

Anyone living in Novi, Michigan?


April 11 – 13, 2014

Suburban Collection Showplace / Novi, Michigan

Artists expected to attend: 200.

  • April 11: Friday, 1pm – 8pm
  • April 12: Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • April 13: Sunday, 11am – 5pm

For those interested to attend its $7 for adults, free for children 12 and under. There is free parking as well. Application fee is $30 and the deadline is February 10, 2014.

For more information, you can go to or contact Jackie McMahon: 248.348.5600 ext. 208 or


If you live in the state of Illinois……


Washington Park/5th & Maine St. in the Historic Quincy Business District Quincy, Illinois

  • June 27: Friday 5pm – 9pm
  • June 28: Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • June 29: Sunday 11am – 4pm

Artist, you have plenty of time to fill out the application. The fee is $10, the booth fee is $100. Deadline date is February 28, so again you have plenty of time to pounce on this opportunity.

Just a bit of info for artists: over $5,000 in awards including $11,000 Best of Show Purchase Award.

Learn and apply at You can also visit to get more information.

It’s time to get some advice from Arts Business Institute and Artsy Shark.

Artsy Shark:


Arts Business Institute:

You can read a lot more at Artsy Shark and Arts Business Institute. The more you know about what do with your art and the business of it, the better!

Hope everyone stays nice and warm….be blessed!