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This includes exhibit type happenings including the Art Show, Dealers Room and Row, and Artist/Author Alley.

This year, the Galleria level will feature a wide range of items, most of them for sale. From art to books to corsets, come find it all in one place. See work in a gallery setting in the Art Show; search for that special find in the Dealers Room; or get something done especially for you in the Alley.

Please see the menu on the left for links to web pages for these areas.

Q: I would like to sell art at Arisia. Which of these should I participate in?

A: There will be artists in all three locations. Each one is different:

- Dealers sell their wares in person. The room dealers have fixed hours, like a craft show. A dealer table is $100/table, which (unlike a craft show) also give you a table & 2 chairs & a tablecloth. If you want to sit behind your table to hawk, explain, and/or keep an eye on your art (especially handy if it's the kind of thing that small children might wander off with), the Dealers Room can be a good choice. There is also a Dealers Row, where people can sell from their hotel room on Dealers Row. You can set your own hours (usually starts later and closes later than the Dealers Room). The fee is $100, plus the cost of renting a hotel room.

- The Alley has fixed hours & set blocks. It's sort of like a short-term rental on a dealers table. This would be good if you can only come for a day, or only want to spend one day selling stuff. Each five-hour block is $20.

- The Art Show is a set-it-and-forget-it situation. You can enter the art show and also have a dealer or alley table (there are definitely artists who do this). You can sell work at auction or for a fixed price. However, you lose that 'personal touch' as you're not there to sell your stuff. You do get to see the con--or you don't even have to be a con member, if you're not interested, as set-up and tear-down are outside of con hours. Tables and 4x4 panels in the Art Show are $28.