What is Art is in the Air?
It is held in conjunction with a downtown street festival featuring fine art vendors, local makers, food vendors and more! The event celebrates the tradition of outdoor painting by welcoming artists from across the region to share their talents and beauty of downtown Brevard and surrounding areas.
Volunteer at Art is in the Air
Wet Paint Tent Show & Sale
presented by Ty Hendrix Investment Management
Support Art is in the Air Today
New for 2023! We are excited to offer friends of the event sponsorship levels for Art is in the Air.
By becoming a friend of the event, you will be directly contributing to the growth and sustainability of one of our signature events, Art is in the Air. Your support will enable us to continue providing accessible art experiences to our community, supporting emerging artists, and maintain downtown as a Hub for the Arts.
Support Art is in the Air by choosing one of the levels below. If you’re interested in a more significant event sponsorship please reach out to us at [email protected] or 828-606-6198.
Other Festival Activities
September 16th, 10am-5pm
made brevard Fall Artisan Market
presented by Territory Brevard
The made brevard Fall Artisan market celebrates local creators in our community and will be on W. Jordan Street.
The mission of the market is to support local makers by creating a fun and safe shopping experience that will connect our artists with current and future fans while celebrating Brevard’s incredible artist community.
49th Annual Fine Arts & Craft Showcase
presented by Transylvania Community Arts Council
The 49th Annual Fine Arts & Craft Showcase will be held on W. Main Street.
The showcase is presented and organized by the Transylvania Community Arts Council and will feature fine artists and crafters from our community and the surrounding region.
Event Featured Artist: Rokhaya Waring
Rokhaya Waring has been drawing from nature since she could hold a pencil, and her sketchbooks form a record of her French-American family’s moves around the world: from Sante Fe, where she was born, to Florence, then Paris, and back to the U.S..Rokhaya was home-schooled from the start, graduating in 1984 from the Waring School which her parents founded in 1972.
Cape Ann, where she grew up, and Provence, where she spent every summer for nearly 20 years, hold special places in her heart. The hay rolls of Provence which she painted while using her old Renault 18 as an easel and shield against the mistral winds, and the gathering clouds and sail boats in Gloucester harbor where she lived for another 13 years, are two of her iconic subjects.
Waring’s love of nature, travel and Plein Air are deep-rooted. So it’s no surprise that in the spring of 2021, she sold her house in Gloucester to move into a vintage Safari Trek motorhome and headed south to explore — and find new vistas to paint. She currently resides in Clyde, North Carolina with her husband and two whippets, and her deck view of the Blue Ridge Mountains is rapidly becoming one of her favorite subjects.
Waring earned her BA in Fine Art/Art History from Princeton, and is a member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. She has shown all over the world, in France, Israel, Tahiti and the US, notably the Salon Des Artistes Français, the Salon d’Automne, and the Currier Museum of Art. She is also featured in the books 100 Artists of New England (Schiffer, 2011) and The American Flag in Contemporary Art, (Schiffer, 2015). Notable collectors include: Carl Crossman, art dealer and appraiser for Antiques Roadshow; Todd Park (US Chief Technology Officer under Obama); Andre Agassi; and Brooke Shields.