The TableTop ArtShow is a one of a kind art show that runs yearly in the month of March. The show was conjured up during a brainstorming session involving Melissa Flint and Brian Kemp. The duo was talking it up about how to bring art to the people during the height of COVID, when no shows were taking place. With Galleries being closed due to the pandemic, the duo came up with the idea of placing the show right in front of an audience. Restaurants had just re-opened with guidelines that were prohibitive to a traditional gallery show of any kind. "Put it on place mats" Melissa says. And, Boom!!! The TableTop ArtShow was conceived.
The show consists of artists submission of up to 3 pieces of art. All artwork submitted is featured in the virtual portion of the show that can be viewed on the worldwide web. 15 of the submitted pieces are selected by the TableTop ArtShow crew to be featured in a gallery show located on the walls of Eli Fish Brewing in Downtown Batavia. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from the 15 selected TableTop ArtShow pieces. The 15 selected pieces are also placed on a place-mat type show and displayed in local restaurants for the month of March. There will also be a prize for the Peoples Choice Award at the opening reception on February 28th, 2023 @ Eli Fish Brewing in Downtown Batavia.
This March, we invite you to take part in this unique event. Visit a participating restaurant, and check out the Show. If you're an artist or know one, please submit to the show and/or spread the word about this opportunity. The artwork submission deadline is February 10th. Lastly if you would like to sponsor the event, we would love your support as events like this do not happen without the support of our community. Thank you and Enjoy the Show!