- Posted June 7, 2014 by
Asbury Park, New Jersey
An Art Invasion in Asbury Park, N.J.
The Day of Demos, a free public art event in Asbury Park, N.J. brought nearly 200 people to the city’s downtown on Saturday, June 7. The public was invited to test their creative boundaries and receive free art instruction and product demonstrations from nineteen professional artists from The Fine Art Collective, a nationwide arts education program sponsored by fine art material brands Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris. The afternoon event was free and open to the public and is an extension of Asbury Park’s Collective Art Tank, a community-based venue that is dedicated to offering complimentary space for art instruction.
The full-day art extravaganza included free art product demonstrations focused on water-based mediums and free product giveaways. Spotlighting the mobility of the Day of Demos’ pop-up art demonstrations, the Sketchbook Project, a Brooklyn-based crowd-sourced library of more than 30,900 artists’ sketchbooks, was on-site to field inquiries from attendees regarding its project and present opportunities to become involved.
Hailing from destinations throughout North America, the professional artists of the Fine Art Collective offered attendees tips and techniques for using signature as well as yet-to-be released art supplies including but not limited to: Winsor & Newton’s limited edition Desert Collection Watercolors; Winsor & Newton’s Watercolor Sticks and Markers, to be released for retail on July 1, 2014; all viscosities of Liquitex colors including soft body, heavy body, inks, sprays and markers as well as fluid, gel and texture mediums.
Art enthusiasts can learn more about the Day of Demos at www.CollectiveArtTank.com