The 15th Annual Telephone Factory Art Show & Sale is gearing up for an art lover’s weekend on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th. This event is open to the public. Admission and valet parking are free.
Established in 1996 by resident artists who sought to promote and sell their work in a lively and interactive setting, The Telephone Factory Art Show & Sale provides guests a unique opportunity to visit artists in their studio/home/galleries. The setting offers patrons a sense of artists inspiration, community and passion.
Resident artist, painter and ceramicist, Michelle Dziak (pronounced Dee-Jacques, similar to Jacques Cousteau) has taken part in the show for more than 12 years, both as an artist and as organizing committee member. She says of the space, “It’s inspiring to be surrounded by layers of history – the brush of time has given the building itself a richness only the junction of use, material and time itself could create.” Michelle has worked in ceramics and in paint for over twenty years, and suggests her work is heavily influenced by this same intersection. “Much like Japanese Dorodango, what I create is a confluence of time, human and earth, uniquely unconcerned with the clockwork of business or machinery.” Michelle also finds motivation from the unique community of people who live in the Telephone factory. “If I find myself losing focus, a short visit with the neighbors can bring fresh energy.”
In the mid-2000s the Show & Sale was so well received by art lovers and artists alike, that the show expanded from one to two days. Today, guest artists may submit examples of their work and biography to the organizing committee for consideration to participate in the show. There is a waiting list for guest artists and the organizing committee is considering a permanent gallery space to honor the work of talented artists who want to show at the Telephone Factory Lofts.
Patrons of The Telephone Factory Art Show & Sale are encouraged to visit each studio in the space for a chance to win raffle prizes awarded at the end of each day. Prizes change every year. Previous year’s prices included iPod Nanos, iPod Touches, even a scooter.
The Telephone Factory Art Show & Sale has become a much-anticipated event. Last year’s event attracted an estimated 3,000 patrons.
Telephone Factory Art Show & Sale
828 Ralph McGill Boulevard, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306