Weekly arts agenda: Setouchi International Art Festival, Ann Arbor Street Fair

During the week of July 19 visitors to the seven islands of the Seto Inland Sea in Japan will be surrounded by contemporary art installations and exhibitions during the Setouchi International Art Festival. In the USA, more than half a million people will flock to Ann Arbor to see the work of local artists during the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.

Setouchi International Art Festival 2010
July 19-October 31
Seven Islands of the Seto Inland Sea + Takamatsu
Japan

Set against a backdrop of the Seto Inland Sea, the Setouchi International Arts Festival is home to a wealth of adventurous contemporary art projects. The festival features the work of 75 artists and architects hailing from 17 countries and regions across the globe. This year's theme of "Utilize existing elements, and create elements that do not exist" echoes the invited artists' interaction with this unique and culturally rich exhibition site.
http://setouchi-artfest.jp/en/

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
July 21-24
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair has been running for 51 years and attracts over half a million visitors from around the world each year. The annual event brings local artists out onto the streets of Ann Arbor to celebrate the creation of arts and crafts. The fair includes works in the fields of ceramics, painting, jewelry, sculpture, photography, and glass.
http://www.artfair.org/

SIGGRAPH
July 25-29
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Computer graphics, technology and art collide at the 37th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH). Fans of computer graphics and interactive techniques will be able to gather information from the world's leading experts about the future of digital art and multimedia. The latest gadgets, hardware, software and technology will also be presented at the event that is expected to attract more than 25,000 professionals.
http://www.siggraph.org/s2010/

Edinburgh Art Festival
July 29-September 5
Various locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Created in 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival is comprised of over 100 exhibitions ranging from shows by major international artists to new, provocative contemporary works by leading British artists. The month-long festival highlights a program of events in traditional and non-traditional settings in over 50 locations throughout the Scottish city of Edinburgh.
http://www.edinburghartfestival.com/

Manilart10
July 30-August 1
SMX Convention Center
Pasay City, Philippines

Manilart10 is a contemporary art fair with a strong focus on Asian and Filipino art. This year's event will feature more than 1,000 paintings, sculptures and mixed media artworks, making Manilart 10 the country's largest ever art fair. Approximately 60 galleries will come to the event to present the work of around 400 talented artists.
http://www.manilart.com/home.html

Mail Me Art: Medium Without a Message
July 30-August 5
Red Gate Gallery London
London, UK

Mail Me Art: Medium Without a Message is an exhibition of "Mail Art" created by illustrators and artists from around the globe. More than 700 envelopes, boxes and other forms of Mail Art will shown during the exhibition, all of which are available for purchase. Each piece has been sent through the mail and will be displayed in its "delivered state," complete with postmarks and stamps.
http://www.redgategallerylondon.co.uk/future-exhibitions/

Melbourne Art Fair 2010, Melbourne Art Week
August 4-8
Royal Exhibition Building
Melbourne, Australia

The Melbourne Art Fair is the largest event at this year's Melbourne Art Week in Australia. The Melbourne Arts Fair attracts up to 30,000 visitors and plays host to a wide range of contemporary art created by more than 900 Australian artists. Melbourne Art Week also encompasses a series of lectures, forums, free guided tours, artist talks, and education spaces.
http://www.artfair.com.au/

Salvador Dalí: The Late Work
August 7-Jan 2011
High Museum of Art
Atlanta, GA, USA

Salvador Dalí: The Late Work is the first major retrospective exhibition to examine the latter part of Salvador Dalí's career. The exhibition will reevaluate how radical changes in the Spanish artist's life were reflected in his works. More than 40 paintings will be shown alongside related drawings, prints and Dalí ephemera.
http://www.high.org/main.taf?p=3,2,1,19,1

VIDEOHOLICA festival
August 10 - 17
Varna, Bulgaria

VIDEOHOLICA is an international festival of video art projections and exhibitions. The third edition of the festival celebrates the theme of "keep the illusion alive" and features works by international video artists such as Hamburg based audiovisual electronics duo incite, Switzerland-based conceptual video artist Anthony Bannwart, 12-artist collective Projection, and guest artists Dinu Li (Manchester, UK/Hong Kong, China) and Victor Mutelekesha (Oslo, Norway/Chililabombwe, Zambia).
http://www.videoholica.org/en_2010.htm

The American Craft Council Show
August 13-15
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA, USA

More than 250 artists will show off handcrafted jewelry, clothing, furniture, home décor, and fine arts during this year's American Craft Council Show in San Francisco. Highlights at the event include affordable crafts at under $100, Green Craft made using recycled or eco-friendly materials, and a children's craft workshop. In excess of 10,000 visitors are expected to attend The American Craft Council Show.
http://public.craftcouncil.org/sf

Interactive Screen 1.0 Beautiful Lives
August 16-20
The Banff Centre
Banff, Alberta, Canada

The 15th edition of Banff New Media Institute's flagship new media event, Interactive Screen, brings together media makers, thinkers and movers to investigate the ways in which new media intersects with people's aspirations and ambitions for the betterment of life. The five-day conference is built around interactive and participatory lectures, presentations, discussions, workshops, performances and exhibitions.
http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1028

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