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?
SPRING GREAT LAKES ART FAIR
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 www.GreatLakesArtFair.com or contact Jackie McMahon: 248.348.5600 ext. 208 or info@GreatLakesArtFair.com.
If you live in the state of Illinois……
11TH ANNUAL MIDSUMMER ARTS FAIRE
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.
It’s time to get some advice from Arts Business Institute and Artsy Shark.
- Anatomy of a Call for Artwork by guest blogger Mickey Bond
- How Artists Can Build a Mailing List
- 10 Ways to Improve Your Art Website
Arts Business Institute:
- Why You’re Not Getting Reorders (and What to Do About It)
- Set Your Payment Terms
- Call For Artists – Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Hope everyone stays nice and warm….be blessed!