Autumn, the season of vibrant colors. What better time is there to hold a local fine art festival? There really isn't one but then again is there ever a bad time for one? Again the answer is no but let us stay on topic. So, how does one find such awesome fall art festivals to visit and possibly purchase some one of a kind artworks?
Okay so the first thing you need to know about fine art festivals or any type of art festival is that all information regarding time, place and artists showcasing is found within the art community itself. Yeah that doesn't really help the average person, how would anybody outside this community inquire about these art festivals? These are local art festivals so check in with the local art galleries and studios. For all those who may not have quick access to an art studio or gallery, the city's Chamber of Commerce building should also have information regarding the season's local art festivals. Let's not forget that those galleries and studios with a website should also post the times and dates. Ask about the up and coming local art festivals planned for autumn. Don't stop at just the local art festivals of Fresno, many artists showcase in several festivals throughout this and neighboring counties so go all out and ask for the dates of those as well. Show a little love for the north and the south valley artists along the way. As mentioned earlier, local artists who showcase in these festivals often come from all around the Central Valley. A perfect one stop shop for those who want to expand on their art gallery visits but don't have the time to drive from county to county. Remember that these festivals showcase more than just the popular forms of the arts. Here you can find handmade metal jewelry, wooden or stone sculptures, handmade glass works, ceramics and so very much more. Make a weekend trip out of it and indulge in what the whole of Central Valley artists have created.
To recap, autumn is a beautiful time to go and hang out at a local art festival. Finding the times and dates for such an occasion is as easy as stopping by a local art studio or gallery and asking. Artists from all around the Valley come and participate in these festivals where new and professional talents are always found. So come, visit and take in the scenery under the perfectly wonderful fall weather and browse. Anything above and beyond the mundane is sure to be there.