Art Fairs: More Than You Might Expect

This is a fascinating article about why and when so many art fairs started and about the many hidden costs involved in them. It’s well worth the read. It’s not just the exhibits that are expensive at art fairs

Scott Mead’s Above the Clouds Showcased at Hamiltons

Earlier this year, Hamiltons Gallery exhibited a series of photographs by American photographer and philanthropist Scott Mead. The collection, entitled Above the Clouds, featured photos from Mead’s air travel and will support Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity with proceeds from print sales and the book. According to Mead, the images aim to capture the physical, emotional and philosophical wonders of… (more…)

ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

If you have any ability to be in Florida for the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival, then you should get yourself there on February 17th through 19th. The festival is in Jupiter, Florida and includes 300 national, regional and local fine artists. The show includes strong art sales and is rated as “one of the top 50 shows in the nation”… (more…)

Submissions Accepted For Two Interesting Art Fairs

If you’re an artist looking for the right place to display your beautiful work here are a few great opportunities for you. The Toledo Zoo is actually seeking applications right now for the Buckeye Broadband Wild about Art fair this summer. This is a two day art fair that will run from 10-6 on August 4 and 5 at the zoo.… (more…)

Making Your Artistic Dreams Come True

It’s always interesting to learn how people got started in their business. This lovely article chronicles the story of one rug dealer and the road he took to becoming such a successful Oriental carpet seller. Artists out there – take note about ways to follow your dreams and to make them into reality. As described in the article about the… (more…)

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

The  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…)

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