The highlights for me? My visits to the Visual Art Exchange and Artspace were definitely at the top of my list. Both venues had an exhibition of talented, local artists. The VAE held a formal show while Artspace opened up each artist's studio space to the general public. At both events, artists were present so that visitors could ask questions and connect, not only with the work, but with the artist themselves.
There is something to be said about being allowed to cross the threshold of an artist's studio and really see the environment in which the artist's art is created. Some artists are methodical and have bright and organized studios. Others studios are in disarray but even their messes have a delicate beauty to them. I could have stayed there for hours.
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."
- Twyla Tharp