Links to YouTube 2016 Art Festival Videos
1. Music, Kids Art Fun and Food at Commonwheel Art Festival 2016
Music by local musicians, hands-on art activities for kids, face painting and international foods can be enjoyed at Commonwheel Artists Labor Day Weekend Art Festival on September 3, 4 & 5, 2016. Music of all styles will be played on the stage all 3 days. Come dance with us! Find great art! Inspire children to create a piece of art. Music on this video by Benjamin Pratt. (benprattmusic.com)
2. Wearable Art and Handcrafted Jewelry at Commonwheel Art Festival 2016
Many styles of handcrafted jewelry and wearable art can be enjoyed at Commonwheel Artists Labor Day Weekend Art Festival on September 3, 4 & 5, 2016.
Fabulous fiber artists use many types of fiber to form the perfect bit of clothing to flaunt your personal style. So many purses to chose from, you’ll want one for every occasion. Skillful jewelers create tiny unique pieces of art to wear to show off your personal taste in jewelry. Whether you prefer fine gemstones, beaded, steam punk, rustic, antler, silver, gold or copper, all materials and styles of jewelry can be found in Manitou Springs Memorial Park Labor Day weekend.
3. Glass, Wood and Mixed Media Artists at Commonwheel Art Festival 2016
Come discover your favorite new artist at the Commonwheel Artists Labor Day Weekend Art Festival on September 3, 4 & 5, 2016. Artistic creatives take raw materials and form them into ART. Glass artists cut bit of colorful glass to create brightly colored windows, others use heat to melt it into colorful sculptures or vases.
Wood artists take beetle killed trees to cut and form into handsome dining tables or cutting boards. Old wood mixed with found objects becomes a home for birds. Discarded pieces of rusty metal and old tools become whimsical sculptures. Beautiful woods can be transformed into drums, toys or pens, knives and more.
Some artists mix up many materials to create their personal style of artwork. Mark Ludy created incredible illustrations for children’s books to get every child reading. Music on this video by Benjamin Pratt. (benprattmusic.com)
4. Fine Art Displayed at Commonwheel Art Festival 2016
Come discover your favorite artists at the Commonwheel Artists Labor Day Weekend Art Festival on September 3, 4 & 5, 2016.
Creative minds use oil, acrylic or watercolor paints to turn a blank canvas into extraordinary ART. Whether you fancy realistic or more abstract art to display at home or in your office, you will surely find a painting to hang on a wall to enjoy for years to come at this art festival. Some artists add a humorous touch while other get into finite details to create beautiful paintings. Artist can use a graphite pencil, cans of spray paint or bits of cloth or handmade paper to express themselves in a very unique way. Come dance to music of played by local musicians 3 days. Music on this video provided by Benjamin Pratt. (benprattmusic.com)
Find great art! Inspire children to create a piece of art. Become a piece of art when you get your face painted!
5. Photographers showing at the Commonwheel Art Festival 2016
Photographers travel the world to capture unforgettable moments in time. Animals in the wild and lovely flowers, brightly colored fascinating buildings in exotic places and breathtaking scenery images grace the walls in each photographer’s booth. Mike Woodward stole the show in 2015 with his macro photographs of crystals and minerals. Close-ups of butterflies and hummingbirds in flight and stampeding wild horses will delight the nature lover. Photographers take you to scenic places filled with big cats, bears and moose that one would rarely see without their camera’s eye. Whether you fancy realistic or more abstract images to display on your walls at home or in your office, you will surely find a photograph or two or three to enjoy hanging on your wall for years to come at this art festival. Music on this video by Benjamin Pratt. (benprattmusic.com)
6. Potters and Sculptors at Commonwheel Art Festival 2016
Artists Labor Day Weekend Art Festival on September 3, 4 & 5, 2016 showcases potters and sculptors who transform raw materials into functional and decorative pieces of art. Potters take a lump of clay and mold it on a wheel or hand shape it into beautiful pieces to use for cooking in, dining on or serving food to friends and family. They turn everyday meals into something special. Other potters sculpt clay into whimsical creatures or vases to hold flowers all year round. Hand painted pottery forms can be hung on a wall to enjoy their beauty for many years. Woodcrafters use simple hand tools to carve or power tools to transform beautiful pieces of new or dead wood into vases, tables, cutting boards or amazing sculptures. Discarded bits of rusty metal, old tools and other found objects are welded together create sculptures that stand-alone or hang on the wall. Two will never look the same. One artist transforms metal into large chimes. Each one has a different sound.
Express yourself by decorating with a sculpture in your home or garden.