The Main Street Prototyping Festival

Today in Mesa, Arizona there is an interesting festival that examines art in a very different way. Items on display include a tunnel built of swim noodles, a trash-collecting turtle and other experiments that include urban planning. It’s called the Main Street Prototyping Festival and is an idea borrowed from San Francisco. The two day event will continue tomorrow as… (more…)

Getting Creative With the Kids Before Halloween

If you want to get your little ones exciting for Halloween, then it’s certainly worthwhile to check out the many art fairs and other activities happening in your area. Here are just a few of the listings for Halloween happenings and creative crafts in various cities. In South Florida they have this list bursting with great ideas: While Houston, Texas… (more…)

Tennessee Craft Fair – Not to be Missed

TheĀ  39th annual fall Tennessee Craft Fair is this weekend and it’s one that you won’t want to miss. It will take place in Centennial Park and is hosted by Tennessee Craft, a nonprofit that works with local craftsmanship. The event includes over 200 juried artists, 40% of whom are from Tennessee. The featured artists this year are Raku pottery… (more…)

The Story of One Antique

Certainly, one person’s trash could be another person’s treasure. Here is an incredible story about the life of one antique. Interior designer Heidi Pribell saw a mantelpiece in the basement of a client’s house in 1999. She convinced the home owner not to throw away the mantelpiece, and in 2011 she purchased it from the client. This year, she sold… (more…)

Marble Mania Exhibition Open in NYC

Phoenix Ancient Art’s New York gallery is currently offering a summer exhibition called Marble Mania. Showcasing large marble depictions of Zeus and Aphrodite, the exhibition will feature 60 Greek and Roman works ranging in size, color, texture and style. Some of the pieces date back to the Early Bronze Age, and offer a unique perspective into the world of ancient… (more…)

Special Surprise at the Seattle Art Fair This Year

From August 3-6, the Seattle Art Fair will take place at the CenturyLink Field Event Center and it’s well worth the trip. This year, in addition to the many other gorgeous items that will be on display, there will be a very unusual treat. Two of Kurt Cobain’s paintings will make their debut. These are paintings that have been in… (more…)

Detroit Summer Happenings

If you live in or near Detroit, Michigan you will not want to miss these summer happenings. There are so many awesome activities for families, singles and everyone in between. Here are just a few examples of what they have listed on the Detroit News site. “Craftcom : Part beer festival and part comic convention, this new event also throws… (more…)

56 Years of the Old Capital Art Fair

If you’re interested in a great fair, The Old Capital Art Fair in Springfield, Illinois is the place to be. With 160 vendors working in all mediums, the fair includes photography, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, sculptures, metal works and more. The fair pulls in people from all over and the artists are all selling their creations. Cindy Gibson of Bloomington said,… (more…)

New Exhibit Opening in Chicago

If you live in Chicago or are passing through, you may want to check out the Life Force Arts Centre in Chicago. The exhibit opens on May 13 and will last until August 22, 2017. The exhibition includes a fascinating theme about how art can play a role in healing people’s nerves and anxieties. At the exhibit, Sujata Tibrewala will… (more…)

Dallas’ Art Month Has Arrived

What used to be an art week in April in Dallas has turned into an art month! The entire month of April is now an art month in Dallas which will include the ninth edition of the Dallas Art Fair and many other amazing opportunities. Here is the entire list of the activities for the month. Jennifer Scripps, the director… (more…)

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