May 2024 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

  • May 8th, May 22, June 5 & June 19 - Wingo - 6-8pm Montavino Winery
  • May 20- Zoom Mini Meeting 6pm - Show set up guide and tips
  • June 12- General membership meeting 7pm - Country Kitchen Building (doors open at 6)

Summer Show Updates

Summer Show - June 21-23, 2024

Welcome packets have been mailed. Your letter contains your booth assignment and your time for drive-in unloading and set up.

You must check in before driving into the building. Unload then drive out before beginning set up of your booth.

The building will be open Friday at 7am for additional set up time. You must be set up by 9am. There will be a mandatory vendor meeting at 9am

Product Photos

Are you needing some updated product photos?

There will be a product photo booth set up near ACF headquarters booth at the Summer Show.

This would be a great time to get photos of new products or update your photos.

May Zoom Meeting

Monday May 20th @6 pm

Meeting ID = 846 7520 9765

Passcode = 597180

The meeting can be joined by phone but viewing on a

screen will allow you to see all of the content that is being shared

Sharon Askelson

fondly known as "The Rose Gal," passed away on April 27, 2024, at the age of 79, following a valiant five-year battle with cancer.

Sharon was an active member of the Artist & Craftsmen of the Flathead for three decades, diligently serving as our Treasurer, among many other community activities.

Find Sharon’s full Tribute HERE -

A celebration of Sharon's life will be held to honor her memory, At the Flathead County Fairgrounds, in the Country Kitchen Building, on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 11:00am.

Common Internet Questions Answered

 Article written by Marcie Irwin

In the social media world ,I have noticed a couple of questions that continue to come up. I thought I would try to address these with a few suggestions.

Why do customers take photos of my work?

I say LET THEM!! I take it as a compliment. Most people are just taking pictures to send to a friend or a family member to see if it is something they would like or use. I wouldn‘t assume that they are using the pics to copy your goods. And even if they try, it will NEVER look as good as yours!

Why is it so important not to tear down early towards the end of a vendor show?

Besides it being the rules of the show, you are possibly missing out on a last minute sale (maybe even a large one!). A customer could have been held up at another booth and want to come see you but your inventory is packed. That‘s money out the door. Additionally, it could possibly cause injury to people or damage to product. So, be respectful to your show promoter and fellow vendors. A few extra minutes will not matter..

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