Art.com invited some of its Inspiring Insiders to host holiday parties with their favorite Art.com artworks. Here’s how their choices set the mood for their festivities.
Tish Evangelista, Co-Founder and Creative Director of CharacterSF, selected strong, bold, graphic pieces for her holiday party in San Francisco. “I like expressive art, food and people and definitely think art can spark conversation,” she says. “Not everything will appeal to everyone, but that’s okay. Half the enjoyment of art is in the spontaneous discussions that arise.”
“We run a bookstore, so whether it’s framed or jacketed, we love art that easily communicates,” explains Andy Stefanovich, Chief Curator and Provocateur of Prophet Consultancy. “That became the inspiration for our event, a take-out Chinese feast with our family, friends and favorite customers. I read stories to the kiddos, adults clinked glasses and we all cracked into cookies.”
Los Angeles based photographer Isabel Lawrence is drawn to casual spaces and believes lighthearted art will warm up any gathering. “I chose these artworks because they’re whimsical and created an interesting backdrop. It was also really fun to sneak in a couple of my own photographs that I produced with Photos to Art, like the one of my husband jumping.”
“My home reflects my life and travels so it’s ever-evolving. It’s also small, as is often the case with New York apartments,” lifestyle consultant Bill Smolen says with a smile. “For this party, an intimate gathering of 75 friends, I created several vignettes mixing art and tabletop décor to set a festive mood. The art also paired well with the macaroons.”