14 Nov Pulling Off the Perfect Art Exhibition
Pulling Off the Perfect Art Exhibition
Happy Friday! It is always exciting to plan a chic and ritzy art exhibition! They can range from romantic themes to modern and sleek. That’s the beauty of art, there are no limits. Planning an art exhibition requires a delicate handling. In some cases you could be exhibiting pieces worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Today’s article will provide you with a blueprint to pulling off the perfect art exhibition.
First things first, consider all of the elements of your budget; venue, artist’s fee, waiting staff, food and beverage, entertainment, decor specialist, lighting specialist, advertising, your fee, charity donations (if applicable), entrance revenues (if you decide to charge an admission fee at the door), setup and break down crew. Don’t leave anything to chance. Every aspect of this event is as important as the next.
If your client hasn’t chosen a theme beforehand, help them choose one that best fits the art they want to display. Choosing a stunning theme will greatly assist you in your marketing efforts as well.
Choosing the right venue is vital. Having connections in the art community can come in quite handy here. Reach out to friends within the art community about art studios available for rent. Having this connection could save you a few dollars too! Your venue you should be as a blank canvas. No patterned wallpaper or flooring, you want all of the attention to be focused on the art.
It may seem like a small thing on your list of things to do, but lighting can liven they whole space or drag it down. Choose a venue, if possible, with large windows. Natural light reenergizes any piece of art. If this is a evening event, employ a lighting tech that specializes in this particular style of lighting.
Entertainment can range from soft playing music through speakers or a live string quartet to play some classical music to set the mood. It all depends on theme, budget and your client. Food and beverage should be next on your list. Stick to light hors d’oeuvres, sparkling waters, and if you are serving alcohol, stick to wines and champagnes. Your waiting staff should be dressed elegantly in all black or all white. Keep it simple and neat!
And now to the art itself. Do not limit the art exhibition to just one medium of art. Glasswork, wood carvings, sculptures, photos, models, or other artistic collaborations will take your art exhibition from the mundane to the extraordinary! Remember to hire a set up and break down crew that specializes in the handling of delicate artwork. Stacking or throwing boxes around can cost you thousands of dollars if you choose a company that lacks the soft touch needed when transporting art. It would also be a good idea to have some sort of insurance policy in place to cover your rear when planning events like this.
Art exhibitions are wonderful events to plan and now that you have the know-how to plan the perfect one, you can walk boldly into your next project! As always WE would like to wish you the best in all that you do! If you have questions or comments please feel free to post them below or shoot me an email.
This is Allyson Wynn signing off and may all your events be a “Wynning Experience”!