Eleanor: The phenomenon of the Spring Arts Festival for me was that a whole new world opened up. We’ve created a mutually beneficial environment for creators of art and lovers of art. There a lot of people who would never go to a gallery that will come to the festival. What it’s done over the decades is—not only provided a marvelous platform for artists to display their work and connect with people who might want to purchase something and keep an artist alive—but it’s educating the public.
Steve: It’s a yin and a yang in that the artist is mostly a solitary figure, but at the same time, is a viable, positive member of the community. And the Spring Arts show is a place to bring that all together.
– Eleanor Blair and Steve Howell, Artists, SF Spring Arts Festival