How to Choose the Right Art Festival

Exhibiting at fairs and festivals has long been a primary way for artists and makers to get out in front of the public and sell their work.

Build Your Art Business Locally

The easiest place to sell your work might be right near your home. Use these tips to meet local business people, contacts and collectors.

How Artists Can Add Multiple Streams of Income

One reason for cultivating more than one method of earning is to keep your income steady throughout the year.

Art Festival Tips: Making the Sale

Your presence as the artist at a fair or festival is important, and what you do has a direct effect on sales. Keep these tips in mind for maximum engagement and increased sales.   Be accessible. It’s amazing how many times exhibitors are simply not in their booths during festival hours. At times this may be […]

Does Your Price Point Range Fit These Shoppers?

Shoppers often will spend more money on themselves than for gifts. Here is where your price point range can expand upwards.

6 Reasons to Exhibit at Art & Craft Festivals

There are clear benefits to selling your handmade work directly to the public in a face-to-face environment.

Most Popular Business Articles of 2015

These five articles published by The Arts Business Institute in 2015 got the most readership and shares.

Starting Local

Many artists start out in a local venue because it’s close, easy to do, and likely less expensive than shows that require traveling.

Art & Craft Fair Fails

If you’ve been in “show business” long enough, you’ve had some oh-so-dreadful experiences that you may want to forget.

Connect with Your Customer

Shoppers are interested in themselves most of all, so you will need to speak about your work as it relates to them.