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Local gallery donates to local charities

The last week of August 2017 will be infamous to Texans & beyond for the horror of Hurricane Harvey. Viewing the destructive force of the hurricane via TV and social media as it attacked the coastal areas of Tx was appalling. I can be a bit obsessed with the weather radar app & I was horrified how HH (Hurricane Harvey) stayed over the greater Houston area..….I even did a soft reset on my Iphone 6+ to make sure what I was viewing was true!!!!

On Tuesday, the 29th of August, I received an email from Shelly Floyd (@shellysmodernart) who is participating in one of our current exhibitions, Abstract Absolutely. Shelly Floyd is an immensely talented artist and one of the kindest & nicest people I’ve ever met!!! Shelly offered to donate one of her artworks for a raffle to raise funds for hurricane relief. In my typical “Woo Hoo YES Let’s do this” attitude, I rapidly started emailing artists that had exhibited at Art for the People and/or are part of our Artisan Market. Within 24 hours the Hurricane Harvey Relief Raffle had grown to 40+ artists;...

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local austin artist emily ding and Blu Ivey Design

A few months ago Charm Charm, Tassel & I moved from a small bungalow to a much larger home where I can recharge my being & body, welcome friends for social fun times and also enjoy a delightful work space. I love so many things about our new home, we now live in West Oak Hill so we’re so very close to everything fun & fabulous AND our new home has a HUGE amount of wall space that are painted the most perfect bronzy brown to showcase artwork by Austin artists!!!!!

One of my questions to myself was…...Where do I start to install my artwork?? Which walls are going to be in my constant view??? Also “Am I willing to live with empty wall space til I purchase more local artwork?”. I just completed curating the wall that I see every time I come home, do laundry & putter around…..

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Monday (8/7/17) was stellar day in ATx, we received a day of glorious rain on the day of the full moon!! Our upcoming August event is MUSIC is Happening which includes LIVE Art! with Helena Martin (@helena_paints) and Emily Ding (@mleeding) & the musical duo, Erin & Evan (@erinandevanmusic)!!!! Evan Runyon is one of our Abstract Absolutely artists & also had several pieces of artwork in our previous exhibition, The Mighty Vignettes!!!!

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Local Austin Art Gallery artisan market

Art for the People has a duality with the artisan market & exhibition gallery of ~125 Austin Artists. This week’s blog will be an overview of what the artisan market is and then we’ll have additional blogs about the artists over the next few months. The Artisan Market is a plethora of handcrafted items and we are adding new items and artists every month. Each artist brings a different look & energy to Art for the People and having a vast array of each artist’s creations is important to us. We have a diverse selection of locally crafted jewelry, functional & decorative ceramics (which is one of my healthy addictions), prints from artists in gallery exhibitions, photographers & other local artists (quite a vast array), local bath and body products and cards aplenty.

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Opening Reception Local Austin Art Gallery Art For The People

What a superb & glorious opening reception we had for Abstract Absolutely, I See You (photography) & Scene Builders. J Muzacz was extremely generous by gifting 25 prints of each of his Scene Builders’ artworks (2000 Lincoln Town Car & Buick Regal Hard Top) throughout the evening. Billy North of North Fabrication delivered Eutierria (Raw steel base with a natural pecan slab from the bottom of Lake Travis) late Friday morning which completed our installation of Scene Builders.

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Local austin art gallery exhibition art of celebration

Summer solstice has occurred, the full moon is approaching on the 7th of August and we’re starting our 1st weekly blog!!!! Yippee!!!!! Creating exhibitions for Austin artists is a wonderful experience, and what a great way to begin our 2017 blogging escapade by sharing our excitement for our 5th, 6th & 7th exhibitions featuring Austin artists!! WOW & that’s with our exhibitions up for 3 months!!!! 2017 has been about group art exhibitions created by Austin artists (so many stellar ATX artists). Jan ‘17 began with 2 simultaneous exhibitions; ART for All + ALL for Art (Art from the Streets) & the 1st annual Art of Celebration (benefiting Hope Outdoor Gallery & Share Art Heal).

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