Summer has FINALLY arrived, and I have an exciting line-up of shows, events and appearances this month. From panel discussions and gallery openings to traveling the country, June is shaping up to be a busy month. Feel free to click on any of the images below to get more information on how to attend any of these events. Please note: some require an RSVP, so read the descriptions carefully.
Recognized as one of the Top 100 Best Arts Festivals by Sunshine Arts Magazine and consider the Best Summer Arts Festival in Metro Atlanta, the 2017 Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival is a 2-day outdoor event. With an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun, this event is presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces for people of all ages, races, customs and interests.
Named the “Best Ethnic Festival” in Kansas City from 2010-2014, The Kansas City Irish Fest is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the culture, music, character and history of Ireland. Now planning our 12th year, located in the heart of Kansas City on beautiful Crown Center Square, KCIF regularly hosts around 100,000 people throughout the weekend.
Stanley Marketplace is now open! Building upon the great momentum from the past two year's and with the Marketplace now officially opened, the 2017 CherryArts Festival at Stanley will take place September 15-17!
One of the longest-running and most beloved art festivals in the country, the Plaza Art Fair is in its 86th year. Ranked in the top ten fine arts festivals in the Art Fair SourceBook, and attracting 300,000 art lovers, it has grown over seven decades to be a premier festival of fine art and fine craft. It marks the arrival of autumn for Kansas Citians and artists alike, and attracts tourists from all over the Midwest.
Each October, the streets of Bethesda Row, are turned into an outdoor art gallery, featuring juried fine arts and fine crafts. 190 leading artists nationwide come to Bethesda, MD's Arts and Entertainment District to showcase their work.
This past Memorial Day weekend, I had the opportunity to make an on-air appearance with my man Malcolm Tubbs from Fox 25 Oklahoma City to talk about the Paseo Art Festival. It was great to meet him. Funny enough, the previous night I'd spotted him hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, which I had the pleasure of attending. He naturally threw me a couple of jabs when he mentioned my Bulls not making the playoffs, but it was all good; despite the bad jokes, Malcolm was a cool dude, and it was awesome chopping it up with him for a few minutes.
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Earlier this spring, I got to show my work for the first time in Chattanooga, TN at the 4 Bridges Art Festival, and the response I received was amazing and validating. Immediately during the preview night I was approached by several attendees expressing how excited they were to see me and my work at this year’s festival. That alone was the start of a great show, but I was then honored with “Best-in-Show”, which is generally never awarded to a photographer. Typically, the top award goes to a mixed media, glass or sculpture artist. The appreciation for my work and craft was refreshing, and I'm looking forward to showing at 4 Bridges again next year as a Featured Artist.