ArtFull Living Designer Show House Cold Spring, NY – featuring the Beacon Arts member artwork; now through Sept 9
This show house is the first of its kind to FEATURE the art and as collaborations between these Hudson Valley Artists and the Interior Designers. How can you comfortably live with art? Come and see. 12-4 pm Fridays thru Tuesdays at Glassbury Court, #3 Yesterday Drive, off Route 9, Cold Spring, NY. (Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays)
From June into September, visitors to Glassbury Court in Cold Spring, New York will encounter contemporary fine art living within the comfort of a beautiful home “The ArtFull
Living” project show house is an attempt to help novice fine art buyers visualize art in their ownhomes. Cold Spring Arts and Glassbury Court are sponsoring this event, which brings artists andinterior designers of the Mid-Hudson Valley Region (Peekskill north to Garrison, Cold Spring, Beacon, Newburgh, Wappingers and up to Saugerties) together in collaboration to create a beautiful home space; helping designers see how to work better with artists and vice versa.
The ArtFull Living Show House will be open to the public Friday thru Tuesdays, noon to four beginning Sunday, June 3, with a special reception for the public to meet the artists and designers, and running through Sunday, September 9. There is a suggested donation of $10 for the show house tour and all related events with a portion going to charity. No children under 10 years old are permitted in the show house.
The project is the brainchild of Barbara Galazzo, from Cold Spring, a glass artist who has long straddled the fine and decorative art worlds. Her intricately patterned fused glass creations can be found in fine galleries nationwide and have become the “go to” art staple for many high-end home and hospitality decorators. Her travels to both the gallery and the interior shop space gave her keen insight into the customer experience. She noticed how much more open people were to picturing artin their own home when they saw it in a home setting. The white walls of galleries used to put focus on the art were great for art viewing, but sometimes not for art buying. This is especially true for folk just putting their toe into the water of buying original work. “That’s how The ArtFull Living project was born: this venue brings art out of the gallery and into a home setting,” says Galazzo. “The setting makes it less intimidating and easier to visualize how this or that piece could actually work in your own home.”
The developers of Glassbury Court, Wilder Balter Partners, were thrilled to participate in this innovative project. Glassbury Court is an adult community (55 and above) in Cold Spring, featuring maintenance-free living, energy-smart design (the first LEED for Homes® adult community in the region) with spacious, single-level luxury and ease throughout, including pool and clubhouse, putting green, tennis court, park and walking trails, a lake for fishing and a dog run. Says President William G. Balter, “Our communities are for active adults exploring the world in the prime of their lives. We’re pleased to provide our residents the best the region has to offer and excited to give the public a chance to get to know these world-class artists and designers and see their work in a comfortable and relaxed environment such as Glassbury Court.”
Galazzo concurs. “More and more people from all walks of life are discovering the joy of putting beautiful or thought provoking art into their home to experience on a daily basis. A home full of vibrant art is a sign of vitality at any age.”
For more information, log on to www.coldspringarts.com, follow Cold Spring Arts on Facebook or phone Barbara Galazzo at 845-265-3618.
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