One of the most highly anticipated events in Savannah GA is the annual Telfair Art Fair. Now in its 20th year, the next event is scheduled to be held from November 14-16, 2014.
This open-air Art Fair is hosted by the Telfair Academy. It attracts many visitors, art collectors, tourists and residents to browse the high quality artworks that are on display.
The lively atmosphere, mild climate and the chance to pick up something unique and different for your home or office are all great reasons for attending this year’s Art Fair in downtown Savannah. This cultural Savannah event runs from 6-9pm on Friday evening, 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 12 to 4pm on Sunday.
What to Expect at the Telfair Art Fair
The well-attended art fair takes its name from Telfair Square where it is held. It offers a taste of southern lifestyle as fall descends on this outdoor event in Savannah, GA. High-end collectors browse the eclectic stands and displays of totally original artworks that are for sale by the artists themselves.
The aim of the Telfair Art Fair is to promote understanding, awareness and appreciation of the arts and it bridges the many different backgrounds and ages.
Paintings in a variety of mediums are on display at the fair, including watercolor, charcoal, oil and pastels. Other more unusual offerings include printmaking, sculptures, photography and digital media. Many of these more modern techniques lend themselves to contemporary artworks or more modern settings.
Furniture, textiles, handcrafted jewelry and glass are also displayed by their creators. This gives a unique opportunity for potential buyers to chat with the artists, ask questions and appreciate the inspiration behind each piece.
Attend the Opening Arty Party Event in Savannah GA
Everyone enjoys a party, particularly when it is on a theme that has a particular interest to you. The Annual Telfair Art Fair will start with a bang by hosting a preview party from 6-9pm on Friday evening.
Keen buyers will definitely want tickets to this event as artists get a head-start on their sales at this preview event. Mix and mingle with 600 other Arty Party patrons, Telfair Art Museum members and their invited guests.
As well as providing the opportunity for attendees to get a first look at the artists’ work, the Arty Party also includes live music, food and drink to ensure the party goes with a swing. Tickets to the Arty Party are available from Telfair’s official website. Prices start at $85 with party patron packages available.
Artists and Awards Galore
The Telfair Art Fair is far more selective than simply being an outdoor art sale. In fact, artists are carefully screened and only 80 will be selected to participate and display at this prestigious Savannah event of fine art.
All artworks on display and for sale will also be judged. There is a tempting $12,000 in prize money for the lucky winners whose artworks are deemed to be outstanding by the panel of judges.
Notably, many of the displaying artists are young, enthusiastic, creative and exceptionally talented. If you attend this year’s Annual Telfair Art Fair with an open mind, the standard of artworks will certainly exceed your expectations!
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