The Saint Louis Galleria Art Fair debuts June 20 – 21, 2009. This two-day art extravaganza brings together an eclectic mix of the nation’s most talented artists who will collectively display over $15 million in artwork. Admission is free and open to the public.
The artists were juried by an independent panel of expert judges, and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America.
“We are a national touring art fair based in South Florida, but we found that some of our best customers come from the St. Louis region as it is an area that actively supports the arts,” says show promoter Howard Alan. “St. Louis deserves a top-rate art fair and we’re looking forward to bringing a local contingency of artists, as well as a troupe of artists from around the country that have never exhibited in the greater St. Louis area before.”
Howard Alan Events, the festival’s promoter, stipulates that all artists are required to be on-site for the entire duration of the show. The artists will line the Galleria with their professional display booths, transforming the area into a first-class outdoor art gallery. The public can meet and talk with the artists personally, asking questions about their art and inspirations. The artistic media represented include paintings, sculptures, photos, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics.
The Saint Louis Galleria Art Fair makes the arts accessible to a broad audience. Prices range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $20,000 metal sculptures. The event appeals to family and friends as a free and fun weekend activity, as well as serious art buyers looking to add to their collections. Howard Alan comments, “In spite of today’s economy people are still investing in art because art heals, art soothes; this is art that is handmade in America.”
Festival Hours: Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
For additional information on the Saint Louis Galleria Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit http://www.artfestival.com or call 954-472-3755.