If you’re like many parents, you’re probably both loving and hating that it’s almost time for spring break already. For those with college-age kids living away from home, this may be your chance to catch up with your busy student. If you have little ones, spring break gives you a chance to go on outings, maybe even on vacation. Or, if you have nothing planned, you may be sitting at home frantically thinking of ways to keep the kids busy.
Why not use spring break as a chance to teach your kids about art? No matter what age they are, art appreciation is a critical part of education and development. Exposing your children to a wide variety of art helps to spark imagination and encourages creative expression. And, without a doubt, art is a great medium to express how we feel, to make a statement about the world, or to reach others with emotion and introspection.
If you’re an art lover, you’ve already experienced these benefits, but one great way to ensure your young ones get a chance to experience those benefits too is to take them to an art show!
This weekend’s 5th Annual City Place Art Fair in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida, is the perfect location to let your whole family enjoy the benefits of art while at the same time meeting and appreciating local and national artists from all walks of life. Enjoy an afternoon of great artwork, live music and relaxing, laid-back family fun, with pieces priced for all budgets. What a great way to start that spring break vacation with the kids!
As always, you’ll have the chance to win an incredible art piece from our Featured Artist for the show, and this weekend, that artist is none other than glass sculpture extraordinaire Heidi Barron. Inspired by geometry and using a process known as UV bonding, Heidi creates delicate and rich pieces that pop with color and creativity. As always, there is no purchase necessary to enter, but you must be present at the show to win. Get to know Heidi and learn more about her process!
Here are other artists not to miss!
As always, Finny Lazarus brings with her some gorgeous jewelry creations, so if you’re looking for the perfect artistic jewelry gift, make sure you stop by her booth. James Richmond is an amazing photographer who brings out a scene’s richest, most vivid hues. Add one of his pieces to your photography collection this weekend. If pottery is more your style, check out Leslie Reich’s Pottery Mountain creations, where we’re sure you’ll find something you love, whether it’s a gorgeous plate or a delicate vase. And Susan Loy‘s Literary Calligraphy combines visual and literary art to create pieces that translate into breathtaking artistic experiences.
Whether it’s this coming week, or in the weeks ahead, consider starting spring break for your family at an art festival. This week, don’t miss the 5th Annual City Place Art Fair, happening this Saturday and Sunday, February 28th to March 1st from 10AM to 5PM. Keep checking Facebook and Twitter for updates on our shows, information about participation and just fun posts related to art, life, and everything in between. See you at the show!