Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind.
Truer words have never been spoken. Unfortunately, we are not all born with God-given artistic talent. But most of us certainly can appreciate art, and are able to find art in everyday objects and vignettes. We sometimes need a vehicle for us to realize our artistic visions – and that is where the artist comes in.
I have to argue that it is tough to go out “shopping” for art; that it needs to reach out to you when you least expect it. If you’re looking for it, it might be elude you. This applies to most of the better things in life, I suppose.
Sometimes, the stars align and you might get something that speaks to you that is in your budget. Art fairs are one of the sweetest treats of the summer season, (and a great place to align some stars). We Midwesterners especially relish in the chance to stroll the sidewalk under a sunny, blue sky, while browsing interesting art and sipping on a cool beverage. Even if you are not in the market to buy, it’s a great way to get your culture on while also connecting with your community. Feel the energy and inspiration brewing from the artists.
artfaircalendar.com provides the most complete listings of art fairs by region. Plan an outing to a fair near you – you won’t be disappointed!
If you don’t make it to an art fair, don’t fret. There’s an app for that! ArtLoupe is a really cool app for artists and consumers alike – and a great way to connect with local artists.
images via pinterest, vail, uptownartfair