Evaluate Your Fairs and Festivals

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Once you have exhibited at a show, evaluate your experience and decide whether it is worth repeating.

Artist Profile: Rebecca Williams

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I organize and host a quarterly artists’ social for local artists in my area to help people meet and connect.

Should you Put Your Work “On Sale?”

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Sometimes when shoppers see discounted prices, they wonder what is wrong with an item – or why it is worth less.

Are You Losing Sales Opportunities?

Outdoor Art and Craft Festival

Before you do another show, make sure you are prepared to offer the best customer service possible to your customers, and maximize sales at the event as well as afterwards.

Artist Profile: Linda Hughes

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Using charming vintage images, Linda Hughes offers handmade items with a retro twist. She talks about overcoming hardship, and offering value to her customers.     ABI:  Tell us how you got started, and what you offer in your collection. LH:  I use to have an online store called Monkey Bizness from 2007- 2011 (I […]

Naples, Florida Workshop Announced

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The Arts Business Institute will present Art Business Bootcamp: From Passion to Profit, a two-day workshop for artists in Naples, Florida on October 16-17th.

Portland, Maine Workshop Announced

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The MCA, with MECA as a co-sponsor, is so excited to bring this program to Portland in October and give Maine artists the opportunity to dig deeper into their businesses!

Artist Profile: Toni Silber-Delerive

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The thread running through my aerialscapes is our variegated planet seen from the air.

Sales Aids for Artists


Planning to market and sell more of your work? Consider using these “sales aids” that help to share your collection in versatile ways.

6 Ways to Increase Business with Your Existing Gallery Accounts

Shopping at an artist booth

When your work sells well, these additional pieces might just belong in their store, too.