Artsclamation 2020 Virtual Kickoff
Traditionally held as an in-person two-day event in late October, Artsclamation! 2020 will host a secure, online store from Oct. 23 to Nov. 30 where shoppers can view and purchase art from the convenience of a smartphone, tablet or computer. More than 2,000 original works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, as well as jewelry, glasswork and sculpture will be available from 46 professional artists and Peninsula client artists. Other items for sale include calendars, posters and prints featuring participating artists’ work. In its online format, the fine art sale is extended through Nov. 30, which will allow more time for patrons to browse and select special gifts for the holiday shopping season. Event staff will coordinate pickup of artwork from the event’s climate-controlled warehouse and delivery to patrons, ensuring the artwork arrives in pristine condition. No-contact delivery options also will be available.
Artsclamation!, which also serves to increase awareness of mental health issues in East Tennessee, has raised almost $1 million since its beginning in 2002 to support critical programs and care for patients and families served by Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center.