Art Fairs and their artists deserve your support!
ArtFairCalendar.com exists to promote the work of the artists and craftspeople who earn their living exhibiting at art shows around the U.S. Their creativity and passion for fine craftsmanship provide art fair attendees like you with unique items not available in chain stores and shopping malls. These creative entrepreneurs work extremely hard. Constant travel, long hours, including heavy labor hauling and setting up booths in all kinds of weather and high overhead mean that survival as a fine artist can often be a challenge.
If you share our belief in the importance of art fairs and the value of handmade arts and crafts please support this wonderful cultural tradition by:
- Spending some money at the next art fair you visit
- Bringing your friends to the art fair
- Subscribing to our email list and sharing it with as many friends as possible
- Linking to our web site - click here to learn how
ArtFairCalendar.com Editorial Guidelines
We would appreciate hearing from you if you have a fine art or craft event that should be included in our listings and emails. Please note that Artfaircalendar.com accepts event listings only from juried high quality, fine art shows.
We do not cover events where goods are offered for resale, or events with less than 75 fine art exhibitors. This is because our mission is to promote the fine American tradition of art festivals which offer hand-crafted, unique, fine art pieces for sale by the professional artist community.
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I love this site and have learned about so many great shows through it. Thank you for all the work you put into it. Teressa Foster
Thank-you for all your hard work and sharing the ArtFair Calendar with me. Sincerely, Dale Boydston, Ceramic Arts
Hi, Connie: I've been receiving your ArtFair Calendar emails for quite a while now, and they're always welcome. They're fun, interesting, always informative. It suddenly occurred to me today that I've never told you that I'm grateful to you for your work, your efforts on our behalf, that you just give to us and ask nothing in return. Kind of amazing in this world of ours.
So THANK YOU! You are appreciated.
Bonnie Shopper, www.shopperenamels.com
Connie, Thanks for all of your help and guidance for "our" Great Lakes Art Fair! We could not have done it without you.
Blair Bowman, owner Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI
Professional management and production of art fairs and related events are specialties of Connie Mettler.
The success of any art-related event depends 100% on the quality of the people and artists behind it. Connie's long term relationships with top artists, event organizers, suppliers, and promoters help her clients produce their events on-budget and with crowd-pleasing results every time.
A leading figure in the art show community for over 25 years, Connie brings deep experience in the art fair business and a professional approach to the management of events. Available as both a dedicated producer or event manager, and as a short-term consultant, some of her recent engagements include:
- Consultant, Great Lakes Art Fair, Novi, MI (2009 to 2012)
- Production Management, Motown Winter Blast, Super Bowl XL, Detroit, MI (2006)
- Art Events & Artist Relations Director for Arts, Beats & Eats, Pontiac, MI (1999-2011)
- Co-founder and Director for ArtWorks, Toledo, OH (2002-2005); ArtWorks, Indianapolis, IN (2005)
- Co-Show Director for the Greektown Art Fair, Detroit, MI (2001-04)
Consulting and Project Management services include:
- Marketing, promotions, & media relations
- Artist recruiting and relations
- Event production
- Research & planning for fundraising groups
- Consulting on events near at hand or across the country
Services for artists:
As an artist's partner for over 25 years Connie has a thorough background on participation in art fairs, exhibiting at the U.S.'s finest art fairs. Just getting started? She has sound and simple advice to place yourself in the best places to sell your art.
If you, or your event, could use:
- a helping hand
- a consultation, large or small
- or full production services
Please contact her to help ensure the success of your event today. Consultation by phone or appointment.
- Show Consultation by phone: $95 per hour
- Non-Profit organization consultation: $75 per hour
- Artist consultation: $95 per hour
- Day rates for in person site visits also available, please inquire.
Rate Card and hourly rates are available.
Email Connie for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, call her at 517-278-7515.
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ArtFairCalendar.com provides these listings for free as a public service. The constantly changing art fair business means that we can not be held responsible for inaccurate listing information or typos. Please contact the promoters of each event to confirm specific attendance details before making your plans. To receive regular updates on the fine art fairs in your area, please join our email list.