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Greg Lawler’s Fine Art Fair SourceBook has ranked
“We’re #14 in a list of 600 shows the Art Fair SourceBook ranks,“ says festival Director Carla Fox. “The Art Fair SourceBook is the consumer reports of art shows, aimed at artists. This is a very BIG DEAL. We’re in there with some very long running, large shows, with huge budgets, in big metro areas.”
The ranking does indeed put Art in the High Desert in the big leagues with other top ranked festivals such as La Quinta Arts Festival (#1) near Palm Springs, CA; Art on The Square (#2) in Belleville, IL; and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (#3) in Denver, CO.
“Having done shows from
The Art Fair SourceBook (AFSB) exists to create an independent one-stop resource for artists and artisans that enable them to more confidently, efficiently, and effectively select the events most likely to optimize their profits. Now in its nineteenth year of publication, The Art Fair SourceBook™ is the bible of the industry. Each year the SourceBook collects extensive data on sales and anecdotal evidence from the exhibitors at over 1,000 art fairs and craft shows around the country through it’s AFSB Exhibitor Feedback postcards and online at their website (http://artfairsourcebook.com/).
Over the last 18 years, AFSB has visited over 800 events and continues to do so at the rate of 60-75 events each year. This information gleaned from these visits and collected from exhibitors is then read and analyzed by AFSB, and presented to the subscribers in Greg Lawler’s annual “Editor’s Commentary” on each of the shows in the “Top 600 Events” list.
“It’s a daunting task, involving hundreds of hours of reading and summarizing literally thousands of reports from artists” says Lawler. “This process allows us to draw from a vast pool of exhibitors’ reports to gain valuable insight into today’s art fair marketplace.”
Art in the
“The first art festival I ever participated in was Art in the
The festival is considered a relatively young festival moving into its sixth year. With an early upward trajectory, the national ranking bestowed upon Art in the
Art in the High Desert showcases over 100 amazing artists each year and uses the ZAPP application system (http://zapplication.org). The application process for Sixth Annual Art In The High Desert opened December 5 and will close on February 18, 2013. The 2013 festival event dates are August 23, 24 and 25.