Without frequent exposure to art, viewers may struggle to discern whether they’re looking at an impressionist masterpiece or out a heavily smudged window. Start your eye-training with today’s Groupon to the 4th Annual Charlotte Fine Art Show, held Friday, December 9–Sunday, December 11 at the Charlotte Convention Center and presented by HotWorks.org. Tickets are valid for one-day entry on any of the three days. Admission is free for children aged 12 and younger. Choose from the following options:
- For $6, you get two tickets (a $12 value).
- For $12, you get four tickets (a $24 value).
- For $18, you get six tickets (a $36 value).<p>
The Institute for the Arts and Education, a nonprofit organization, strives to expand art awareness and introduce creative expression to people of all ages by showcasing the works of local craftsmen. Guests stroll through a professionally curated collection of international and regional works, pondering the meaning of impressive physical manifestations of emotion. Though the lineup for this year’s event is yet to be announced, past works have included Yoram Gal’s captivating landscape paintings, the colorful, crystalline blown glass of David Goldhagen, and the Earl of Sandwich’s first rough-hewn hoagies. Energy radiates from handmade sculptures, metalwork, photography, and textile art as creators peddle treasured original works and answer questions. Live demonstrations give guests insight into the creative processes as artists engage in live painting, craft making, and woodwork to complete works that are as unique as a snowflake’s online-dating profile.