America’s Most-Profitable Art & Craft Shows Honored in Sunshine Artist’s 23rd Annual 200 Best
By: Palm House Publishing DBA Sunshine Artist Magazine
Launched in 1993, the 200 Best is split into two categories: Fine Art & Design, for events that focus on unique, museum-quality pieces in either 2-D or 3-D, and Classic & Contemporary Craft, for events that focus on traditional or modern craft and production work. This year’s #1 Fine Art & Design show is State College, Pennsylvania’
To obtain the annual rankings, ballots are included with Sunshine Artist subscribers’
The 200 Best focuses solely on revenue because that’s the most objective indicator of a show’s future success. Subjective attributes such as artist treatment, amenities, attendance levels, management or even overall quality can certainly impact sales, but they’re harder to gauge and therefore have no direct bearing on the rankings.
“For more than two decades, the 200 Best has been an invaluable resource to countless artists and craftspeople,”
Single copies of Sunshine Artist’s September 2015 issue, containing this year’s complete 200 Best, cost $15, with a year’s subscription to Sunshine Artist priced at $34.95/year. Mobile app editions of the monthly magazine are available for Android, iOS and Kindle devices for $19.99/year.
About Sunshine Artist Magazine
Sunshine Artist Magazine is the art & craft show industry’s leading publication for exhibitors, promoters and patrons. Since 1972, Sunshine Artist has provided comprehensive reviews of everything from fine-art fairs to small craft shows around the country, focusing on sales, artist treatment, overall quality and all other aspects of the featured events. Each monthly issue also includes hundreds of art & craft show listings, including contacts, booth fees, application deadlines and more, as well as timely, informative features designed to help our readers maximize their art & craft show experiences. Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best, spotlighting subscribers’
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