Paradise City Arts Festivals
Paradise City, founded in 1995, produces New England’s most celebrated shows of contemporary craft and fine art. Welcome to a world overflowing with fresh ideas for home decorating, personal adornment, one-of-a-kind gifts and building a collection. Discover work in furniture, jewelry, art glass, garden sculpture, ceramics, fashion design, painting and more, all made by Paradise City artists in their studios just for you.The Paradise City Arts Festival has a vibrant soul that many similar exhibitions reach for but never attain. At Paradise City, jazz melodies float in the air, while the food soars beyond expectations. Most remarkable are the art pieces themselves… a unique visual arts institution.
Paradise City Marlborough is an elegant, well-attended art and fine craft show in the Boston area with strong high end purchases across all media categories. The show attracts collectors from Boston, its affluent suburbs, Providence, southern New Hampshire and throughout Eastern and Central New England. Like its very successful sister show in the same location in November, it attracts considerable publicity in the Boston and suburban press.At the entrance to Paradise City Marlborough is the Sculpture Café, which provides a prominent and effective display area which is used for special exhibitions and the placement of large-scale work. Acoustic jazz in the Sculpture Café lends a lively, upscale ambiance to the entire show.
Paradise City was founded in 1995 by Geoffrey and Linda Post, both practicing artists who spent twenty years on the show circuit themselves. “Making a living as a practicing artist is no easy thing,” Geoff explains, “being creative in your studio, coming up with a body of work that excites you, hoping that customers will respond, then packing it all up and bringing it to a show. But you’re still not done. You need to put on your marketing hat and connect with your customers and display your work in a way that people will respond to.” Their lives as artists lay the foundation for the guiding principles of Paradise City: respect artists in all ways possible, make shows easy, fun and profitable, and help artists reach an ever growing audience both at shows and beyond.
To this end, Paradise City has cultivated a loyal customer base of nearly a quarter of a million people. The company reaches them across many platforms. It produces a biannual magazine, the Paradise City Guide, with a subscription base of over seventy thousand avid art lovers. It created Art Buzz, an e-newsletter that tells the behind-the-scenes stories of many Paradise City artists, giving fascinating insights into their lives, work habits, creative challenges and accomplishments. The Paradise City Blog is all about living with fine crafts and art, with a focus on work that fits specific themes.
The Royal Plaza Trade Center is a modern convention hall of an intimate size, with many user-friendly features. Load-in, set up and load-out are very easy. The exhibition space and Sculpture Cafe are fronted by large windows, which provide a mixture of natural and artificial light. There is a hotel on the grounds and ample free parking for you and all of your customers.
Located in the heart of Boston’s affluent western suburbs, at the crossroads of eastern New England, Marlborough has easy access to Boston, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and major airports. The Royal Plaza Trade Center’s convenient Boston-area location, beautiful layout and abundant free parking draw a loyal, sophisticated and appreciative audience to this Paradise City show.
Paradise City furnishes wall-to-wall carpeting in the entire building. Jewelry lock-up and advance color promotional materials are provided at no charge. 24-hour security is provided from set-up through break-down. Full convention services, including pipe and drape rental and drayage, are available. Paradise City’s on-premises café serves a sweet and savory menu that keeps customers at the show and shopping for hours.