June 1, 2018

Dear Friends:

In 2001, when we retired from producing ‘Atlantique City’ – the 1200 booth antique and collectibles shows in Atlantic City Convention Center, we began traveling from Vermont to Virginia to recruit exhibitors for the brand new ‘All American Fine Art & Craft Festival’ in nearby Ocean City.

Our one Christmas event grew to four shows a year: Spring, Summer at the Tabernacle and two in November. The exhibitor list has grown to 551 vetted artists, crafters, and gourmet food vendors. The mailing list of advance and day of show ticket buyers is now 5,253. This is updated for every mailing,

These fairs have been so successful and profitable because of strict vetting by the Jersey Shore Artisans Guild. This is expressed by a sign on each table: “Every offering in this booth has been handcrafted by us.” Imported or mass produced items are never allowed. And this is unique in our region.

We are grateful to our exhibitors, many of whom have become good friends whose participation raised $377,707.00 for the Ocean City Food Cupboard, Atlantic City Rescue Mission and Guilda’s Club of South Jersey.

Now is time for us to re-retire. Norman and I miss you. Sincere thanks for making our shows such a pleasure. God Bless you and your family.

JoAnne