Springtime and the Art is Plentiful
While the temperatures in much of the country may say something different, Spring is almost upon us. That means it is also the season for some of the year’s most interesting events when it comes to collecting unusual items as well as art and other wall pieces.
One such event is the Affordable Art Fair. Held in New York City each year (this year’s dates are March 25th thru March 29th) this provides an opportunity to find and purchase “affordable’ art, including original paintings, prints, sculpture and photographs. Prices range from $100 to $10,000 but most are priced under $5,000. March’s show, to be held in Metropolitan Pavilion, New York will feature over 70 galleries offering work from over 1,000 artists. There are also workshops for kids and a talks and tours program. This is a great way to start collecting pieces, many of which are sure to go up in value. (This event is also held in cities around the world at various times throughout the year, but will be back in New York from September 10th to 13th.)
Moving to the Texas area, the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival, Fort Worth, TX is another major event. It is billed as the largest festival of its kind, taking place in 2015 from April 9th thru the 12th. More than 200 artists show their work, including ceramics, printmaking, fiber, leather, painting, photography, wood and more. This is both a great opportunity to see the work of emerging arts and craftsmen as well as to engage in conversation with them to better understand, and appreciate, their work.Photography from www.backstagebastards.com.
That’s also very much the spirit behind the La Quinta Arts Festival (LQAF), held March 6th thru the 8th. In its 33rd year, the LQAF has been ranked the number one fine arts festival in the country three years running. Out of over 6,000 applicants a distinguished jury picks just 217 artists to present their work, with many being repeat participants.Photography by Palm Springs Life magazine.
No matter where you live, and no matter what your budget, today there are multiple options to collect what you love. Welcome to the Spring season!
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