National Survey Picks Local Art Fair as Among Best in the Nation
Gold Coast Art Fair is a winner in the 3rd annual “America’s Best Art Fair Awards” competition. Named as one of “America’s Best Art Fairs”, the survey recognized Gold Coast Art Fair as one of the finest juried art fairs in the country.
Sponsored by ArtFairCalendar.com, the #1 website for art fair event listings, the 2015 online survey opened voting beyond the traditional “art fair insiders” such as artists and show staff to focus on voting by art fair patrons, fine art collectors and the public that attends art shows and festivals nationwide.
“Gold Coast Art Fair has always been popular among art fair lovers in the Chicago area, but our 3rd annual national Best Art Fairs Awards survey proves that both art collectors and artists nationwide love it, too,” said Connie Mettler, Publisher of ArtFairCalendar.com. “We’re happy to give a “Best Art Fair Award to Gold Coast Art Fair today.”
“We’re very pleased at this recognition of Gold Coast Art Fair by ArtFairCalendar.com’s “Best Art Fair Awards,” said Amy Amdur. “We have a great team of staff and volunteers who work hard every year to produce this important cultural event that brings so much art, business, and cultural activity to the Chicago community.”
The “Granddaddy of American Art Festivals,” the Gold Coast Art Fair, rated one of the top 30 shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist Magazine and a top show by Art Fair Calendar in 2015, returns to Grant Park, Chicago’s premier festival destination! Now celebrating its 59th year, the Gold Coast Art Fair is the 3rd oldest and by far one of the most well attended art festivals in Chicago. Located within walking distance of the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, The Bean, and Buckingham Fountain, the Gold Coast Art Fair draws hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs annually. A heavy advertising program also brings in tourists who buy art as a memory of their special time in Chicago. Chicago has just been rated one of the top 5 tourist destinations in the United States by Travel magazine.
About the 2015 America’s Best Art Fairs Awards
The America’s Best Art Fairs Awards are based on online voting by art fair patrons, collectors, organizers, and artists both regionally and nationally. It is the only national survey of art fairs and festivals designed to recognize achievement in art fair event production and promote the cultural importance of fine art events across America. Please visit http://www.artfaircalendar.com/art_fair/americas-best-art-fairs-the-top-50.html or http://www.BestArtFairs.com for the complete list of Best Art Fair Award winners for 2015 as well as top regional winners also.
ArtFairCalendar.com exists to promote the work of the artists and craftspeople who earn their living exhibiting at fine art events around the U.S.
As the #1 Google ranked website for art fairs, ArtFairCalendar.com offers a national online calendar of juried fine art fairs, festivals and events bringing patrons to the shows and promoting cultural tourism. Founded in 2004, ArtFairCalendar.com is published by Connie Mettler, a long-term art fair industry veteran and consultant to fine art events nationwide.
Visit http://www.ArtFairCalendar.com for national fine art show listings and free regional email newsletters that can help you keep up with the art fairs in your community.