The village of Historic Yellow Springs (HYS) expected to be overwhelmed
with visitors tonight for the opening night gala of the 47th annual
Yellow Springs Art Show. For 46 years, HYS has been showcasing talented
artists from around the country, and is still hoping to do so, later
this year. Now, however, HYS is launching its first-ever online Art Show
and Sale, beginning tonight at 5 p.m. at
Read more: Many visitors and even neighbors are often under the
impression that HYS is a state entity and therefore funded and
maintained through the state. It is not; it is a private 501c3
nonprofit that depends on its Annual Art Show for a very large portion
of its income to carry it throughout the year and allow it to maintain
the village, the trails and offer programs, lectures, classes and beauty
that comes from a true piece of American History.
The 196 artists who planned to participate in the live show, have
provided pieces for the online launch. HYS expects to add galleries to
the site each week with new works of art available. Participating
artists will show paintings, drawings, graphics, and 3-dimensional works
in a variety of styles and mediums. As well, HYS is working on video
interviews with various artists; giving viewers an insight they might
not have gotten previously.
All of the proceeds benefit arts, education, historic preservation and
the environmental protection of the historic village of Yellow Springs.