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Melissa Susan Weekley

Looking at the pie graph, the number of visits to Art events, I am impressed with the numbers. I can understand how they can add up, if you are from a dense state like Maryland, for example, there are many art events happening on a daily basis.

Jacki Bils

Hello Jan, Thanks for noticing the dates for that show and alerting us so that we could correct it. I have made the corrections. Thanks so much.

Jay Mulberry

The date of the Hyde Park Art Fair is on June 6th and 7th, which is the first weekend in June 2020. You have it listed as June 1st and 2nd. Please correct this asap!!

Jacki Bils

Hello Martha, Anyone is able to vote for their favorite art shows for this list, including Artists.What makes a show a favorite or the best show is up to the individual voter. Each year we try very hard to get the word out to everyone to please vote for their favorite shows. If you have not voted for your favorite art shows please sign up for our newsletter emails. Several emails go out to those on our mailing list let them know that it is time to vote for their favorite shows. Keep in mind that if a show did not make our top 10 that means it did not receive enough votes. We have held this Top Ten Survey for several years now. It is well known. We make sure to get the word out several times in our email newsletters. We feel our survey is pretty accurate. Please look for our survey next fall.

Martha Hayden

I have done shows for more than 40 years. Some on the list are very questionable, and some of the criteria are also questionable. Who cares if a show is conveniently close to family? A ranking done by artists would be more helpful. We need to know if the show may be profitable.

Jacki Bils

Hello Richard, I am sorry but the type of Art Shows we are connected with here are just like the Ann Arbor Art Fair. The shows we list are also the type that want one artist selling their own work and not someone else's work. I don't know of any juried art show that sells the work of many people in one booth. Art patrons want to see and talk to the person that actually made the art work they are going to buy. Thanks for inquiring. Good Luck to you.

Richard Freemantle

Dear Art Fair Calendar.
Tintsaba can best be described as a collaborative of over 850 rural Swazi women. They are artists and producers of our core material, Agave fibre.
We produce some of the finest handwoven baskets as well as jewellery and Homeware. All our art and decorative pieces are 100% handmade, even our 925-silver range that incorporates basketry set in silver frames.
We have featured prominently at the IFAM, in Santa Fe, for the past 10 years.
Tintsaba celebrates 35 years in April 2020.
Please can you advise what art or craft fairs that you think will be suitable for us. two fair at Ann Arbor turned us down because they cater for individuals only.
Thank you very much, great platform you have created here. Richard

Jacki Bils

Hello Tim, Thanks for your comment. People just like you nominate shows to get them on our list. If you want the Cottonwood Arts Festival to make our top shows in the nation list then nominate it. Get art patrons that love the show to also nominate the Cottonwood show. Once a year we mail out emails to people who have subscribed to our email letting them know that we are asking for people to vote.

That is how shows get on our list.

Tim Brayton

Hmmm, Cottonwood Arts Festival, Richardson TX didn't make the list ??? Not sure why as it is a great show twice a year in a park setting.

Jacki Bils

Hello Mike, We have 2 reviews for a spring and a fall Boardwalk show in Virginia on our www.Callsforartists.com website. I don't know if that is the same show you are talking about. Take a look at our website and see if that is what you were looking for. You may also find reviews there for other shows that may interest you. Good luck

Mike Dennis

Any review of the boardwalk art show va. Beach va.

Connie Mettler

Jonathan, I have to agree with you about Lincoln Center. They didn't even return my phone call for the correct dates. Nonetheless, they got the votes. You know how that works ...

Kathryn Anderson

What happened to the shows in the Southwest? Arizona has some great shows during the winter.

Jonathan Leon

The Lincoln center?!?! Really?!?! I guess you haven't participated in a while. Maybe the 95th... Not more than that. Could be a great show but the organizers are the worse.. sitting on there laurels. No FB page, no Instagram... No publicity...

Jacki Bils

Hello Shreebigi, We only list the Art Show here. If you want to take part in an art show you must apply to the shows you would like to do. If you get into the show is up to the show organizer. WE don't have anything to do with that. We only list the shows on our calendar.
Good luck to you.

Shreebigi chitrakar

How do we take part in these arts events? How do we participate or apply for these events. I have a handicraft workshop,we deal regarding gold plated statues and colour statues.we have a page on facebook by d name Padmapani handicraft and art centre.our website is still being developed,very soon it will come live.Can the concern people guide me for this.

Jacki Bils

Hello Marcia, We have several really great shows for you to attend in Washington listed on our calendar. In fact, there are several yet to take place this year. To find Washington state shows click on the West Coast page in the Art Fair Calendar.
Hope you find some close to you.

Marcia Rogers

I live in the Pacific Northwest and would like recommendations on good art fairs in Washington State.

Jacki Bils

Hello Cindy, The votes have come in but everything has not yet been sorted out. I will have to ask about this. I'll try to post the answer.



Connie, I would be curious to know how many respondents were artists versus patrons and attendees. Do you have that data? Thanks!

Brynn Kanikula

Thank you for this honor! We are so excited to be a part of your selections!

Thank you for all you do for the arts,
Brynn K

Brynn Kanikula
Special Events | Marketing
Peoria Art Guild

Bjorn Sjogren

These shows and therefore also the organisers were the best. It would VERY HELPFUl to artists of all walks of life with a list of the 10 - 15 WORST organizers in the Nation. We, the artists are in the hands of the organizers. They stipulate rules and regulations and we have to obey. Unfortunately, there is no rules for the organizers. So, let's have it! A list with the ones talking and writing beautiful words and referring to their past involvement in well respected shows. But who cannot deliver on their own. Here are a couple of organizers which should be on that list: Paragon Art festivals,Lynette Wallace Productions,Howard Alan Events. Or is it like this that you only can write about the good things, but not the bad and calling a spade a spade...?? Bjorn Sjogren, Painter San Antonio, Texas

Jacki Bils

Hello Judy, I did not work on the 2013 Best Art Shows list. However, I do know that a lot of work went into collecting all the information required to put the list together. I don't know if the Plymouth Art in the Park was nominated or voted for. However, you are just in time to be a part of our 2014 vote for the Best Art Shows. Copy & paste the following link into your browser and let us know which shows you like: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/77J7H3F

Judy Moffet

Plymouth MI Art in the Park didn't make the list, I'm surprised. Plymouth is a great art fair drawing thousands every year. Was it close?

Jacki Bils

Hello Susan, Yes, the Penrod Arts Fair is a great show. The shows that did make our list were submitted by art patrons and artists all around the country. This list was an huge event with 100's and 100's of votes collected for shows all over the country. This absolutely was a People's Choice Award. After a substantial voting period, the votes were counted and the list was put together.

Of course, we know that a show does not have to be on the list to be an enjoyable and worthy show to attend.

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