The best home décor doesn't always come with a hefty price tag. If you are willing to do a little bit of hunting outside of department stores and upscale boutiques, you can find amazing and unique art and items to decorate your home with. Savvy shoppers search yard sales, flea markets, classified ads, and arts and crafts shows for interesting and beautiful objects to adorn their home with. The best part is that you will often walk away with a bargain compared to retail prices.
Local artwork can make a great focal point for any room. If you have a bare wall that could use a touch of beauty of style, check out one of the local art fairs taking place throughout the summer. Leeper Park in South Bend recently played host to an art fair that featured work from local artists. The exhibit of arts and crafts included painting, handmade jewelry, and other one of a kind items created by the talented artists and craftsman of Michiana.
Many vendors came out to display or sell their creations and interact with the community. There were also numerous residents who flocked to the art fair to admire the variety of arts and crafts available and enjoy a beautiful weekend outdoors with their families. These community events help to bring attention to the local artists and artisans in the region, who often go unrecognized despite their amazing talents and passion. Whether or not you intend to make a purchase, arts and crafts fairs can be a fun experience for all ages. Attendees have the opportunity to talk to local artists and discuss their work. Artists come together to share ideas and find inspiration. It is a positive experience for everyone in the community.
Purchasing a painting or work of art from a local artist helps to support Michiana's art scene, and preserve arts and culture in the area. The price of local art can fall along a wide spectrum, but buyers get the opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind, handmade work of art and meet the artist behind it. No matter your budget, you will be able to find something that is perfect for your home. The range of styles, mediums, and subjects will appeal to any art lover. Most art fairs offer free admission so anyone can come out and peruse the local art and meet the talented artists creating them.
To find out about other local art fairs and arts and crafts shows in the area, check your local newspapers as well as bulletin boards at cafes or restaurants in your area. Many of these events can go under the radar, with only the most ardent art lovers in the know. If you are new to art but interested in participating in one of the events, keep your eyes peeled. These events take place often all throughout Michiana. Michiana Business Review brings you up to date announcements and news about local events in your area.