Art isn’t just what hangs in museums and galleries or what sells for millions in international auctions. As that art has become literally bigger in size and pricier, Internet-age counter-movements of small, affordable, personalized (and sometimes mass-produced) works have cropped up. The line between artist and appreciator has blurred in the process.
Etsy Dallas, an online co-op of 150-plus local artists, is one example of the do-it-yourself movement. The group recently hosted its first art barbecue.
Now, on Aug. 17 at Continental Lofts in Deep Ellum, The Dallas Craft Mafia brings on The Show Pony Show will feature the work of many locals, including some from Etsy, in an indie-craft show.
Note: this post was modified on Aug. 14 to clarify that Etsy Dallas, while participating, is not the organizer of Show Pony Show.