The Fine Art Collective to Present Full Day of Pop-up Art Demonstrations in Asbury Park

ASBURY PARK, NJ  – Nineteen professional artists from The Fine Art Collective, a nationwide arts education program sponsored by fine art material brands Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris, as well as hundreds of art enthusiasts, will converge at The Collective Art Tank in Asbury Park at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 7 for the third-annual Day of Demos event. 

Previously a sold-out success, the full-day art extravaganza will offer attendees complimentary art product demonstrations focused on water-based mediums and free raffles throughout the day.  Spotlighting the mobility of the Day of Demos’ pop-up art demonstrations, the Sketchbook Project, a Brooklyn-based crowd-sourced library of more than 30,900 artists’ sketchbooks, will be onsite to field inquiries from attendees regarding its project and present opportunities to become involved.  Second Life Bikes, an Asbury Park-based nonprofit organization that offers a bicycle-earning program to youth, will donate a bicycle to be decorated on-site by the day’s participants; DJ Foggy Notion will spin music.

“The Day of Demos showcases the power that art has to bring a community together.  With a simple paintbrush and a piece of paper, an artist can incite change anywhere in the world.  Through the generous support of Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris, the artists of The Fine Art Collective will prove the simplicity of this concept while demonstrating techniques and products that are vital to an artist’s advancement,” commented Jimmy Leslie, resident artist at Liquitex and director of The Fine Art Collective.

Hailing from destinations throughout North America, the professional artists of the Fine Art Collective will offer attendees tips and techniques for using signature as well as yet-to-be released art supplies from Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris.  Specifically, products to be used during the day include, but are not limited to:  Winsor & Newton’s limited edition Desert Collection Watercolors, currently available in retail stores; Winsor & Newton’s Watercolor Sticks and Markers, to be released for retail on July 1, 2014; all viscosities of Liquitex colors including soft body, heavy body, inks, sprays and markers as well as fluid, gel and texture mediums.  The first 200 registrants for the Day of Demos will receive a complimentary swag bag of products compliments of the three sister-brand companies.


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Located at 529 Bangs Avenue in downtown Asbury Park, The Collective Art Tank is a street-front studio space also sponsored by Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris that offers local artists a free space to work and teach classes.  Headquartered at The Collective Art Tank, the Day of Demos will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 and is free and open to the public.  Registration for the event is highly encouraged and can be completed by visiting the Eventbrite page

To learn more about the Day of Demos, please visit or call 732-927-1317.

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