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I am very interested in the fine art of good shows on the east coast. Could you send me all the information necessary to participate in these shows? Thanks so much...


Jacki Bilsborrow

Laura, All I can suggest is that you look at the shows that we carry on the East Coast and contact them individually. Each show has their own information and what they require for you to participate. We have listed some very good shows. Some of the shows have links. Look at the links and contact the shows themselves. Good Luck.

Jacki B

Ed Gurney

I can't tell you how important it is to put full dates on your events. "October" is not a date. Many web sites contain posts that were put up years ago. Yours may be one of these. I won't bookmark it for that reason.

Jacki Bilsborrow

Hello Ed, sorry for any confusion you may have about our site. We are constantly verifying dates to make sure we are up-to-date. I did go through and add 2010 at the top of that page and will add it to subsequent pages. Thanks for your comment.

Jacki Bilsborrow

Jordan 13, I am not sure what you are talking about. I would be glad to help you if you want to rephrase your comment.
Jacki B

debbie shaw

i am looking for an artist that was at the mystic outdoor art festival august 14 2010 he was on a side street painted water colors looked in his 40s or 50s was paralized on one side may have been a motorcycle rider in his day he had a painting my husband and i now wish we bought from him of a motorcycle near the water any help would be great call debbie 610-469-6763

Jacki Bilsborrow

Hello Debbie, I know how you feel when you let "one" get away that you should have bought. Have you tried to google the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival? You may be able to find an email for one of the show organizers that way. I have no idea what city or state this show is in or who runs it, but I think the way to go is to see if you can find a website for the show. Many shows now have websites. Why don't you try that? Good luck!
Jacki B

Rita Manno

I'm looking for a craft festival in Cape Ann in Mass. called Art in the Barn. Do you have any details on this?

Jacki Bilsborrow

Hello Rita. Yes, that show in Cape Ann, MA has been around now for 22 years. It is held around June 10th in the barns at the Cox Reservation. It sounds very nice. You will find info on it if you google it.
Jacki B

Rich Watrous

Friends and Fellow Artists:
All interested "fine art" artists are welcome to apply.
You can purchase a fine painting to commemorate your visit.

Rich Watrous
Festival Director


Can you please let me know how to get more information on the Sept 8 Westbrook Fair for 2012?
Thank you!

Jacki Bilsborrow

Hello Nicole, I think the best thing to do is to google the show and contact them directly. Some shows choose for the Art Fair Calendar to carry their website's link so that patrons can have quick and easy access to their show's information. Westbrook has not. You should be able to find it though. Jacki B


I'm interested in the 24th Annual Bangor Arts & Crafts Show , Nov. 3 and 4th.
I have tried Google for more information, but was not successful. Could you please email me with more information? inkbabydesign@yahoo.com

Jacki Bilsborrow

Hello Kristin, I looked around and think I have found you an email address for you to try. I have sent it on to you. I hope it leads you to the Bangor Show. Let us know if you are able to make contact. Jacki B


How does one become "juried" for these shows. how do I contact each show?

Ying Zhao Liu

To whom it concerns,
I am extremely interested Paradise City Arts Festival - Columbus Day Weekend festivals of events. The dates are Oct 6-8 at the Three County Fairgrounds, 54 old ferry road, off route 9 Northamapton. MA. Please could you send me all the information needed to participate in this important upcoming event. I look forward to hearing from you.
Liu YingZhao

Jacki Bilsborrow

Hello Liu. If you would like to participate in the Paradise City Arts Festival you will have to contact the show directly. The Art Fair Calendar doesn't have anything to do with the show other than listing it on our calendar. Good luck

DawnMarie Capone

My husband and I are artists and we would like to participate in a few of these dates. How to we go about getting involved? I would be happy to send you some pictures of our artwork.

Jacki Bils

Hello Dawnmarie. You will need to contact the shows directly in order to get into the shows. However, it is not as easy as it sounds. If you have never done art shows before you have much to learn about the business before you try to enter a show. You can always join us at www.artfairinsiders.com to learn the ins and outs of the business. Good luck.

David Simone

What is considered fine craft show? So if i am just starting off making 10-20 dollar pieces does that not qualify?
Thank You

Jacki Bils

Hello David. Fine art or craft is usually art work that is juried into shows. It is sort of like a competition to get into each show. The best of the artwork gets chosen to be in the shows.

Some fine artists do make inexpensive pieces that they sell along with their expensive pieces. Fine art is usually work that isn't easily copied. It is work that took a period of time to learn and hone their skill to create special pieces of art. It can't be learned or taught over night. I don't know if that helps you. I hope it did.


There is so little listed here for Virginia. It there any listing for VA?

Jacki Bils

Carol, shows have to ask us to be listed on our calendar. They all need to be juried shows, too. We don't list every show that is taking place because we like to think that we carry some of the best shows taking place.
Jacki Bils


I am interested in a few of your upcoming shows and would like to know if there is any availability and the process.

Thank you.

Jacki Bils

Hello Kim. We don't have anything to do with the running of any of the shows posted here. If you are interested in them you will need to contact them. See if you can find their website and you should be able to figure out how to contact them from there.

Good luck, Jacki Bils

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