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Decorating with Art

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in downtown Tampa.

By Missi McCombs, Javic Homes Designer

An empty wall cries out for attention! Give your walls the attention they deserve by selecting a neutral wall color and buying art that you love.

In order to make your art the focal point of a wall, select a paint color that has neutral undertones, and let the art act as the accessory or the wall candy. No, I’m not talking about “builder white” paint, rather a color with a subtle hue that allows your art to stand out. Some of my favorite neutral colors include Sherwin Williams “Panda White” if your art is bold and powerful, or Sherwin Williams “Softer Tan” if your art is lighter or more airy.

The most important thing about art is that you should only buy a piece that you love! Try to select pieces that remind you of an event, a place or a hobby. When you truly love a piece of art it makes the rooms in your home reflect your style and lifestyle.

It doesn’t matter if you prefer contemporary, modern, abstract or classical art - this weekend at the Gasparilla Art Show you are bound to find something that you love.

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Downtown Tampa – Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

The Raymond James Festival of the Arts showcases 300 artists with works including ceramics, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood. In addition to the art displays, the festival also includes live entertainment, children’s activities and food vendors.

So, whether you need to fill empty walls, or spend an enjoyable family friendly day make plans to attend the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts show this weekend.  Hope to see you at the show.

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