How Do I Know What or How to Buy at Art Fairs?


1. As we are in the heart of the great art fair season throughout the Midwest two articles have recently appeared to help guide you through your art fair buying decisions.

“If you like something you see, buy it.” That was Tip No. 1. Last weekend, Jay Mittelstead, who is a lawyer and art collector, led an Art Buying Boot Camp with Martha Jannotta through the 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago. With art fair season in bloom, their tips apply to nearly any fair you happen across.

Read the rest of his tips here:

2. The Dos and Don’ts of Buying at Art Fairs

Also, what a pleasure for me to find this blog posting by an old art fair friend (former painter now furniture maker) Alan Carter. Alan, with his 20+ years of exhibiting at fairs around the country has excellent advice:

Now that the art fair season is in full bloom, it’s time to talk about how to get the most out of them. I speak from some experience. For more than 20 years I exhibited my paintings at art fairs around the country. Oh, the stories I could tell.

Read Alan’s article here, Art Fair Dos and Don’ts.


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