The world of painting, drawing and sculpting has many followers but those who live or holiday in the Hamptons have a great art fair to look forward to every year these days. Art fairs per se are popular events but this one attracts the rich and famous along with residents of the area.

Hutchison House, East Hampton, Long Island

Hutchison House, East Hampton, Long Island, Stretched Canvas Print

In 2009 this event attracted many thousands of visitors from all over the country, with the emphasis on those who visit the place regularly. Of course, these events also generate sales which is the general idea, but the amount of sales has skyrocketed since the event began. Even after event sales topped the millions and artists and buyers alike are still feeling the benefit.

Of course, the famous always come to the Hamptons for the summer months, but having this form of ‘entertainment’ means that many become experts at choosing up and coming artists well before they are recognized by the world of their peers. This lucrative event puts aspiring artists and patrons in the same exciting venue but with a laid back summery feel to the event.

In 2009 the space made available from the previous year expanded by about thirty per cent because of increased interest. But in 2010 the space will have to be enlarged again.

The Lift area is where individual artists have their own booths to showcase just their own work. This gives each one of them a great opportunity to meet and greet patrons and really communicate his ideas to the general public. Patrons too like the idea of being able to chat to the artist direct before deciding to buy or order some work. Commissions which have been acquired in this way are great for the artist because they get to sell more or their work, and great for the patron because they know that their piece will be absolutely unique.

It is not only paintings that are on offer at any such event. Sculptures and photography, as well as works on paper and world class glass pieces all gathered in one place means that the purchaser will have plenty of scope to choose something special. The more affluent collector will be able to buy up several pieces from a particular artist at the same time which would become impossible once the artist is better known.

One other great aspect to this event is also that artists from all over the world gather here giving the attendees ample chance to choose from a great mix of styles. This is probably not available in this scope anywhere else in America at this point in time. Indeed, over the weekend that this event takes place, the population reaches more than three hundred thousand people which shows how far people will go to get great artwork.

This event is run by many professionals who have done their best to bring the talent from around the world to gather at this particular place. They also back the artists and attendees alike by bringing together like minded people to wallow in all this talent. Staging this kind of event is not easy, but it is obvious that the event has become a permanent fixture.

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