The art of selling your creative pieces is not always easy. There are so many ways and some take more time, energy and financial resources. For example, art fairs and craft shows are common venues for artists to showcase their art work and try to sell without a middle man gallery owner. However, many people who attend these art shows and festivals, usually held outdoors in the warmer weather, don't know that the artist still has to invest funds in a booth or space. There are risks involved too because the if there are no sales that day, the costs for the booth rental remains. Factor in the amount of time essential to sit and actually try to sell work is another consideration. I have friends who love to attend these festivals and outdoor shows make recommendations to participate.