Posts Tagged ‘art’

Two Different Ends of the Spectrum: Blogging About Art

October 13, 2008

I guess I am not a real blogger, I don’t usually write about my own thoughts, but instead do a lot of reporting about others thoughts. Works for me, hope for you too.

That being said, here are two art blogs I found today that are pretty interesting. The first one by an artist doing her first art fair, the second by a blog so full of professional information I think I am on overload.

1. Shaping My Way, by Kyra Wilson, a professional artist, certified personal trainer, writer. An experienced artist who has spent her time in fancy gallery group shows, today’s blog entry discusses her experiences at her first outdoor art fair this past weekend in Vermont. It is an amusing account as well as has some good tips for new exhibitors.

2. Making a Mark, by Katherine Tyrell, is so thorough and full of links and details I can’t imagine that she does anything except research and write, yet she is also an artist. Links to everything art related, not so much about art fairs though, it is more gallery and competition oriented, but helpful to just about anyone reading my blog.

If you wander into it, I dare you to get anything else done today. (I just got lost in it for another half hour).

(Maybe you should bookmark this post and come back to it this winter when you snowed in.)


What Are You Doing This Weekend in Detroit? Art Fairs For You!

July 12, 2008

38th Annual Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair:

July 12 and 13, marks the 38th year that artists and art lovers mingle in the lovely setting of Memorial Park for the Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair. Sponsored by the Royal Oak Arts Council and the Royal Oak Recreation Department, the juried fair offers artwork in several categories, from painting, printing, photography and clay, to glass, metal, wood, jewelry, leather and fibers. Read more in the Oakland Observer

47th Annual Wyandotte Street Art Fair:

Featuring the work of many artists, children’s emporium, sidewalk chalk art, riverfront and street entertainment, local business sidewalk sales and more, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Downtown Wyandotte, Biddle, between Oak and Eureka, Wyandotte. 734-324-4506.

Furthermore, things are turning green with lots of energy being put into “greening up” the festival atmosphere. Read more about it in the Free Press.

Two Cool Blog Posts – The Rest of the Art Scene

October 14, 2007

Here are a couple of links that showcase art events an arm’s reach away from the art fairs. Entrepreneurial people trying other ways to market their art and integrate it into their life styles.

Interested in hip-hop culture? or the cultural savvy-ness of the skateboarders? Maybe, you say. Well just in case you need to stretch your idea of art visit this very cool YouTube video posted by music producer, Dante Ross, about the “Untitled Skateboard Art Show:”

Another fun blog is “Arty Farty,” with Arabella Prosser’s art take, as well as a good example of some excellent marketing and finding ways to exhibit her work beyond the outdoor art scene: at Art Show Recap