Tips to Purchase Great Art and Discover New Artists

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 each year. Art fairs per se are popular events but this one attracts the rich and famous alike.

In 2009 this event attracted many thousands of visitors from all over the country, with the emphasis on those who holiday in the vicinity. Of course, these events also generate sales which are what the general idea is, but the amount of sales broke all records. Even after event sales topped the millions and artists and buyers alike benefited greatly from the event.

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 before they have made it into the big time. This lucrative event puts aspiring artists and patrons in the same exciting venue but in a relaxed and museum like atmosphere.

In 2009 the space made available from the previous year expanded by about thirty per cent, such was the demand. But in 2010 the space is to be made yet bigger.

The Lift area is where individual artists have their own booths to showcase their own particular pieces. This gives each individual artist the 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 on which piece to purchase. Commissions have also come out of this kind of event which is 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 this kind of event either. Sculptures and photography, as well as works on paper and world class glass pieces all gathered in one place means that the purchaser has a world of pieces to choose from. The more affluent collector will be able to buy up several pieces from a particular artist at the same time which may not be possible at other events.

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 what they will from diverse talents. This is probably not available in this scope anywhere else in America today. Indeed, over the weekend that this event takes place, the population reaches more than three hundred thousand people which demonstrate some idea of how popular the event is becoming.

This event is run by many professionals who have done their best to bring the talent from around the world to this one weekend event. They also back the artists and attendees alike by bringing together like minded people to benefit from each other. Staging this kind of event is not easy, but it is obvious that the event will carry on for years to come.