The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will host Artscape, a juried fine art show and sale on April 25 and 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artscape, presented by Lambert Landscape Company, will feature 75 artists from 14 states showcasing their nature-inspired artwork for sale including paintings, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media pieces, photography and more. On both days, artists from the Creative Arts Center of Dallas will demonstrate a variety of art mediums, while acoustic music fills the garden with sounds of spring.
"Lambert Landscape Company is honored to present the ninth annual Artscape, fine art show and sale," said Judson Griggs, Lambert's director of sales and marketing. "This show will benefit the community culturally by infusing the garden with the art of over 75 artists from around the country. We couldn't think of a better way to compliment art and nature than the wonderful artwork that will be on display during the show."
Larry Waisanen, Artscape committee chair, said, "Artscape will transform the Dallas Arboretum into a unique gallery of artistic creations, set amidst an explosion of spring color that is nature's own canvas. In the splendor of the gardens, Artscape offers guests the opportunity to view and collect beautiful and unique works of art."
An Arboretum member's preview will take place on April 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Members will have a chance to preview and shop at a sneak peek, which includes music and beverages for purchase, before Artscape opens to the public on Saturday, April 25. To attend, members can register on the Artscape webpage for complimentary admission to the preview. For more information about becoming a member at the Dallas Arboretum, call 214-515-6615 or visit http://www.dallasarboretum.org/join.
Artists of note who have juried into this year's show include Dale Robbins of Flemington, Mo., whose custom lathe, featured in Fine Woodworking and Wood magazines, has allowed him to create intricate works of art made entirely out of wood, elaborately decorating them with elemental enhancements such as copper, stones, animal horns, and patina finishes; Local Dallasites Scott Williams, a photographer and Nikki Gulley, a painter, are a husband and wife duo who travel the world together capturing the beauty of their surroundings through their respective mediums; Fred Prescott of Santa Fe, N.M., constructs colorful, kinetic sculptures that have been commissioned by Warner Brother Studios and Walt Disney Company.
Entrance to the show on Saturday and Sunday is free with paid garden admission.
For information about Artscape call 214-515-6500 or visit, http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/artscape.