On August 26 I went to the Affordable Arts Festival held at the Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado where their primary goal was to make art more affordable for people to buy.
On August 26 I went to the Affordable Arts Festival held at the Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado where their primary goal was to make art more affordable for people to buy. I met the festival director Mr. Jim DeLutes who showed me around and told me that the objective of the festival was to sell art for under $100 so more people can buy art and artists can sell their old paintings which were out of style.
This was the festival’s first year with the idea to have it on an annual basis. There were 116 artists and 11 different art styles which were 2D, 2D Mixed, 3D Mixed, Ceramics/Clay, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood. There were 2 to 3 thousand people approximately and 120 booths each with a different art style. As soon as I walked in I knew the artists were very happy with the festival because as I was walking through the booths so many people came up to Mr. DeLutes to tell him how happy they were with the festival! I was also very impressed because you could clearly see how hard the artists worked to make sure their art was perfect.
My favorite art piece was a simple kitchen spoon tied to wire with many rainbow rocks. The spoon was very beautiful and a brilliant idea as well. This art festival had many different art pieces from a fake Mona Lisa to a rainbow colored piano. You should definitely visit this festival when it comes around next year because you never know what you might find at a bargain for under $100 whether it is a beautiful African mask or a majestic rainbow dyed glass.