2017 Official Ballot - Deadline: November 8

This is a list of some of the top shows in the country. Is your favorite show missing? Write it in. Complete the survey and you will be entered into a drawing to win $50 gift baskets (2) from Ann Arbor, MI's, famous Zingerman's Deli.

* 1. Please select up to five of your favorite fine art fairs and craft shows.

* 2. Which art fair is the best in the country?

* 3. Please rank the following options from 1 through 6 as to their importance for you in determining what is a "best art fair." A "6" is the most important reason. A "1" is the least important.

AMERICA'S BEST REGIONAL ART FAIRS

Please tell us your favorite regional show. Only vote for regions where you live or have attended shows. If you have not attended events in this particular region do not reply to all of the following questions. E.g., if you live in the Northeast and have not attended or don't have a "best" event in the Midwest please do not answer this question.

* 4. What is the best Northeast art fair? Why?
(Northeast includes Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, D.C., Massachusetts) Optional: Please only vote for this if you know these shows/this region.

* 5. What is the best Midwestern show? Why?
(Midwest includes Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin) Optional: Please only vote for this if you know these shows/this region.

* 6. What is the best Southern show? Why?
(Southern includes Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee) Optional: Please only vote for this if you know these shows/this region.

* 7. What is the best Western show? Why?
(West includes Oklahoma, Colorado, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Washington, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Texas) Optional: Please only vote for this if you know these shows/this region.

* 8. What is the best big city fair?
This is optional: Please only vote for this if you are familiar with a specific show.

* 9. What smaller show is the most fun and is your favorite?
This is optional: Please only vote for this if you are familiar with a specific show.

* 10. Why do you attend art fairs? Rate the following items in terms of preference, from "best reason" to "least likely reason".

  Best reason 2nd best reason 3rd best reason Almost least likely reason Least likely reason
I consider myself an art collector and am looking for new artists and new work.
I love for my home/office to be unique and not a carbon copy of everyone else's.
Gift shopping
Love to see great art and travel to different areas
Entertainment and browsing

* 11. How do you find out about art fairs and craft shows? A "6" is your most important resource, a "1" is your least important resource.

* 12. What is your favorite art fair website?

* 13. Where do you buy art? A "4" is the most likely place, a "1" is the least likely.

* 14. How often do you buy art? Choose as many as apply to you.

* 15. Are there art festivals you used to attend but don't any more? If so, why not? Please rate the following options as to their importance for you. An "8" is the most important reason you no longer attend. A "1" is the least important.

* 16. What festivals do you no longer attend and why not?

* 17. Over the last five years how many art fairs have you attended?

* 18. How far have you traveled to attend an art fair?

* 19. Have you ever planned your travels around an art fair? If so, tell us about it.

* 20. Do you have any suggestions for art festival organizers on how to improve their events?

* 21. Help us understand who you are.

* 22. How did you hear about this survey?

* 23. Please provide contact information so we can notify you when you win one of the $50 Zingerman's Deli gift baskets.

* 24. Did we miss anything?

* 25. Would you like to receive updates on this survey?

THANK YOU!

Be sure to click on the "Click Here to Submit Your Votes Now" below or we will not receive your votes.

This survey is designed to be shared in order to reach as many people as possible and to get a truly representative picture of the art fair industry. Please forward it to your friends and post it on your Facebook page.

Here is that link for sharing: 2017BestArtFairSurvey


Deadline: November 8, Midnight

We appreciate your time! The results will be reported in our emails and at www.ArtFairCalendar.com after November 17, 2017. 

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