By Wendy Rosen
Thousands of artists have made the mistake of thinking that planning to do a wholesale craft show or gift show is the same as planning to do a retail art fair or festival. Wrong! And it’s probably a very expensive mistake too! The best opportunity to start wholesaling your work is to start with your local craft, gift or decor store or art gallery. The next step is to find an artist near you that is already wholesaling. The Arts Business Institute can provide you with not only classes on starting a wholesale business, but also mentors, gallery owner advisors and experts to help you step-by-step.