Be Part of the Accessible Art Fair

Here is a great idea. The Accessible Art Fair New York will take place at the National Arts Club from November 1-25. It’s a chance for up-and-coming artists to mingle with buyers and collectors. As the site Guest of a Guest describes it, “The accessible art fair concept breaks down the conventional barriers between artist and collector, giving you unfiltered… (more…)

Affordable Art Fair Comes Back to Battersea

This is such a lovely idea. The Affordable Art Fair Battersea will take place from October 20-23 and will include 110 galleries bringing 1000 artists together to sell art that is priced between £100 and £5,000. The art collection ranges from the contemporary to the antique and it includes paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and more. They are also having a… (more…)

Park Avenue Armory Hosting TEFAF New York

TEFAF produces one of the world’s leading art fairs held annual at Maastricht, Netherlands. TEFAF has set the standard by which collectors, connoisseurs, curators and art enthusiasts around the world view and purchase art. Their Annual Art Market Report offers essential insights on art market performance. Now, TEFAF has joined with Artvest to create a unique fair in New York… (more…)

Remembering September 11th Through Artistic Expression

Certainly, many of us will spend a lifetime trying to deal with our memories of September 11th and trying to make sense of such tragedy. One way that people are coping with their memories and pain is certainly through art, and there is no more poignant place to experience this art than through the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Opening tomorrow with… (more…)

West Coast Art Fairs for Labor Day

If you’re looking for fair options for Labor Day weekend on the west coast, look no further than these ideas. The Kings Mountain Art Fair will be held during the holiday weekend in Woodside, California. It benefits the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade and is staffed by volunteers from the community. It’s set among the redwoods and is in the… (more…)

Portland2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art

Portland, Oregon is a fantastic city, and the Portland2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art is a show not to be missed. This event is a survey of Oregon’s visual artists. Michelle Grabner, a nationally recognized curator, will be leading the Portland2016 Biennial. Now, the show runs through September 18th, so you have awhile to get there. The gallery hours will be… (more…)

The Work of Henry Ascencio

It’s always a joy to find talented artists – and even more of a joy to see how they integrate their art with other mediums. Here is a video that showcases the exceptional work of artist Henry Ascencio as he painted two live models while Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer plays in the background. Ascencio received his artistic training at… (more…)

3 Great Ideas for Father’s Day in LA

If you live in Los Angeles and are looking for fun activities to do with dad today, here are a few great ideas: Parachute Market: If you’ve never been to the Parachute Market, you’re missing out. They host events, dinners and marketplaces throughout June in the Arts District of DTLA. Their theme this year is “Alone Together” and the market… (more…)

Have a Blast with the 30th ChocolateFest

If you happen to be in Wisconsin this weekend, or you can get there, you’ll have a blast at the 30th Annual ChocolateFest. This is a major fundraiser for the area’s non-profit organizations and it has, in recent years, generated almost $100,000 annually for charitable groups. Held over Memorial Day Weekend, the event has many aspects to it, and this… (more…)

Art for Mom This Mother’s Day

If mom likes art and you’re in New York today, here are a few great places to go to enjoy. Certainly, there are hundreds of art locations around New York where you can enjoy a feast for the eyes. First, Portal, taking place through Tuesday at the Federal Hall National Memorial includes 28 artists. These are mostly emerging or new… (more…)