Letters From You: Should I Apply to This Fair?


Connie –
What can you tell me about the Birmingham Art show – Art in the Park, Birmingham, MI?

We are pretty new to the business of outdoor shows and trying to get our feet wet (but not soaked).. LOL

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Jennifer (Genevieve’)
PearlaBella by Genevieve’
W. Bloomfield, MI

Hello Jennifer (Genevieve),

Thanks for your letter. This is a good question.

Did you know there are two Birmingham art fairs?

  • Birmingham Fine Art Fair – May 10 & 11
  • Art in the Park to benefit Common Ground Sanctuary – Sept. 13 & 14
  • They are both held in downtown Birmingham’s Shain Park. The fall show has a great history as it gets the credit for really making art fairs a business in the Detroit area. The spring show is definitely not a piker though, it’s been around for 27 years. Both of the shows have a good reputation for being very selective and good money makers and are fundraisers for important community organizations.

    As we all know the art fair business in Michigan is not what it used to be. I guess you could say that for many businesses in Michigan. Right? Just ask John McCain and Mitt Romney.

    Nevertheless, both of these events are worth a try for an artist living within a days’ drive of Detroit, and definitely for a local person like yourself. Do the usual, use your mailing list, website, etc., to bring your own customers and hope the artist in the neighboring booth does the same. Detroiters still love art fairs and these Birmingham events bring well-employed people out to see them.

    Best of luck with your 2008 season.


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    One Response to “Letters From You: Should I Apply to This Fair?”

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