The California Art Club has joined the national Artists Sunday alliance to promote artisans and craftspeople on Artists Sunday, which will be celebrated for the first time this year on November 29, the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
The oldest arts organization in the West will unveil during the holiday weekend Welcome to California, a virtual display that showcases more than 200 small works – both paintings and sculpture – of the land and lifestyle of the Golden State.
Artists Sunday, falling between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday® and Cyber Monday, is a day dedicated to encouraging consumers to shop with artists and give something special, unique, and hand-crafted this holiday season. With its long history, the California Art Club recognizes the important role that artists play in positively influencing culture and communities, while adding expression and beauty to lives.
“The California Art Club is honored to participate in the inaugural Artists Sunday and shine the spotlight on talented artisans and their work,” said Addy Stupin, Exhibitions Manager for the century-old organization of both artists and art enthusiasts. “We are looking forward to the opening of our virtual exhibition Welcome to California, which will allow art enthusiasts to ‘visit’ our state during the pandemic and take in the state’s iconic imagery, which has been synonymous with our artists since our founding in 1909,” added Stupin.
Artists and arts organizations from across the country are participating in Artists Sunday, representing a full range of art, hand-crafted items, and performances. The diversity of artisans allows consumers to “shop art” this Artists Sunday and give something personal and meaningful this holiday season.
About the California Art Club
The California Art Club (www.californiaartclub.org), established in 1909 by early California Impressionists or plein air painters, is recognized as one of the oldest, largest and most active leading professional art organizations in the world. The mission of the Club is to promote traditional fine arts in the fields of painting, drawing and sculpture; produce and promote art exhibitions that foster greater understanding of traditional art heritage and California history; and furnish educational opportunities in the fine arts. Members include nationally renowned artists, art students, art scholars and patrons, and leading collectors and members of the business community in order to interject different perspectives into the ongoing dialogue about traditional fine arts.
About Artists Sunday
Artists Sunday is the nationwide movement dedicated to supporting artists and recognizing the impact they have in enriching our lives, communities, and the economy. The powerful new effort is designed to make the Sunday after Thanksgiving the most profitable day of the year for artists. Consumers are encouraged to shop with artists and purchase creative, handcrafted gifts for the holidays. Artists Sunday follows Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, prior to Cyber Monday. Supporters include individual artists, economic development agencies and non-profit organizations across the country. To learn more about Artists Sunday artists, partners, sponsors, or involvement in promoting commerce with artists, please visit http://ArtistsSunday.com/