Artful Vagabond’s innovative cultural events and projects inspire, inform and generate plenty of “creative buzz” as they explore the intersection of art, culture and travel.
“Art is a great storyteller,” says Founder and Producer Serena Kovalosky, who has used the creative arts to spark economic development, promote a “sense of place,” encourage dialogue and creative thinking and develop tourism, particularly in rural areas.
And make money for artists.
Artful Vagabond Productions welcomes collaborators and sponsors on projects that celebrate art, culture and tourism.
ACS Magazine Yukon Edition
Following a curatorial tour throughout Canada’s Yukon Territory, Serena Kovalosky pitched the idea of an all-Yukon art issue to ACS Magazine, combining art, culture and tourism in this innovative publication.
Slate as Muse National Art Exhibition
The Slate Valley Museum was looking for a unique exhibition to boost its marketing presence following an extended period of renovations. Serena Kovalosky proposed a five-month National Art Exhibition inviting artists to submit work, using slate as their creative muse.
Open Studios of Washington County Biennial
Serena Kovalosky discovered a hidden but vibrant artist community when she retured to her rural roots Washington County, NY. She co-founded Open Studios of Washington County with the goal of creating a first-class juried biennial that would showcase the area’s top professional artists, generate substantial art sales and bring tourism to the county.
The event is renowned as an excellent example of successful art marketing.
Landscapes for Landsake
Landscapes for Landsake is the largest art exhibition in the region of southern Washington County, New York. Serena Kovalosky was the 2012 guest curator, pushing the boundaries by jurying in over 300 works of art which prompted the evolution of the event towards the “mega-show” it is today.
The 365 Days Project
Serena Kovalosky’s 365 Days Project began as a year-long series of daily blog posts on life as a working artist. It eventually evolved into interviews with visual artists around the world, exploring the artist’s role in our contemporary society and their unique offerings to the world.