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Fashion, Found, Kitsch etc...

We cover a wide variety of CORE Arts in our list, but some art forms defy common description. It doesn't mean they are less visible artistic endeavors, it just means they are not practiced by large numbers of artists.

Fashion, especially haute couture whether it is an evening gown or a bustier designed to flatter the body and stimulate our senses is often overlooked as an art form. It is wearable art that reflects the creative intent of unique vision.

Found Art is created from an eclectic collection of objects that in normal circumstances and individually would not be considered art, but when assembled creatively are considered highly collectible and valuable fine art pieces.

Kitsch is another art form that is hard to describe, and is arguably a discipline most people would not consider fine art, but it does have a very unique creative base.

IAD Fine Art Shows can include a variety of alternative genres mixed with other artistic disciplines.

It's important to define your focus though, so you can better attract the correct artists and well matched sponsors and buyers.

Good artists are busy, which means you have to contact them well in advance if you'd like them to grace your show. Sponsors are selective, which means they need to feel comfortable their brand is represented properly. And Buyers, well we all know how challenging they can be too.

Choosing a show location is also critically important. The space needs to reflect the quality of art.

If you expect to attract a BUYING CROWD you need to offer them something exciting and exclusive. There are many run-of-the-mill "Art Shows" that "water down" the market by providing mostly generic offerings and lackluster artists.

IAD Shows are different.

We promote to not only local buyers, but also to an international following, which means our standards reflect a global perspective and high level of quality. When an artist exhibits at one of our local shows, they have been vetted very carefully. The artist has also chosen only their best works to showcase because they know their work will be seen globally.

Saying that, the IAD is also a firm believer in helping YOUTH and new artists further their skills.

We not only promote new artists through our online community and networks, we provide BURSURIES so young artists can be inspired to grow and learn.

At an IAD Show buyers see not only the best art in the region from the BEST Fine Artists, but also the Best Art of New and Upcoming Artists.

It is in these new artists where forward thinking purchases can be made by art investors who have the experience and clarity to recognize a future star.