CANvas Uptown

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Corporate Art Force
CANvas Uptown

Image Source: CANvas Uptown. CANvas Uptown is community event and fundraiser that supports local businesses and creativity. Over the past few weeks, Minneapolis businesses and artists were invited to design and decorate one-gallon paint cans. Each business could design up to three cans, each representing their business in a creative manner. The businesses and their […]

Innovation in Corporate Art: Companies That Get It

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Corporate Art Force, Corporte Art
Innovation in Corporate Art: Companies That Get It

Today, Innovation is possibly one of the largest buzzwords around. Corporate executives around the world believe they understand it, but developing innovative business practices is more of an art than a science. We at Art Force observe the importance of art in a business, because it’s our mission to do so. But what about the […]

STEAM on the Rise: The Growing Importance of Arts Education

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Corporate Art Force
STEAM on the Rise: The Growing Importance of Arts Education

A long-time divide has existed between right-brained and left-brained folks, the artsy kids and the math nerds, the liberal arts majors and, well, everyone else. Traditionally, the subjects involving the left side of the brain are favored, and an arts education is the first thing to be cut from elementary and secondary school programs. Throughout […]

In Hotels, Art Makes A Difference

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Corporate Art Force
In Hotels, Art Makes A Difference

Art makes a difference. Have you ever walked into a hotel room, looked around only to see bare walls, or worse, thrift store paintings? The art hanging in the room makes a difference. It establishes a tone. It creates an atmosphere. It adds an organic element. To the art appreciator, the experience is conscious and […]

3 Artists on the Healing Power of Art

3 Artists on the Healing Power of Art

Art Force recently completed a major installation at a local healthcare facility, highlighting the work of Alexander Tylevich, Michael Tonder, Adam Colangelo, as well as many others. The project featured a variety of artistic mediums, including numerous large-scale sculptures. Here at Art Force, we are strongly believers in evidence-based design, the healing power of art, […]

Framing 101

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Corporate Art Force, Framing
Framing 101

As tempting as it may be to swing by IKEA and pick up a $20 frame for your latest art purchase, I’m here to tell you something quite different. Yes, professional framing is expensive, but it is 100% worth it. If you value the art which you just acquired, it’s best to actually treat it […]

How to Hang a Gallery Like A Pro

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Corporate Art Force
How to Hang a Gallery Like A Pro

When it comes to framing and hanging, there are nearly an infinite amount of options, providing you with the opportunity to take someone else’s work of art and make it your own. A gallery wall allows you to make a personal statement by combining your favorite photographs and works of art into one cohesive design. […]

From the Glassblowing Studio: Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Art

From the Glassblowing Studio: Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Art

Glassblowing requires an incredible amount of skill, discipline and learning on the job. It’s the kind of job that’s best learned by doing. A textbook will help, but it will only get you so far. You need to learn from other seasoned experts and have access to the tools and facilities to hone your craft. […]

World Records of Art: Part I

World Records of Art: Part I

There is a world record for everything, even if we don’t know it for sure. At one time or another, something happened that had never happened before and that made it the first – the very first – the undisputed champ of creation. Here we’re not talking about “most plates balanced on someone’s chin” or […]

The New Wave: Artistic Sound Panels

The New Wave: Artistic Sound Panels

The world is a noisy place. It adds to the flavor of life, so hey, we’re not complaining! But sometimes we all need a little peace and quiet, don’t we? Enter acoustic barriers, also known as sound panels, sound dampeners or noise barriers. Whether you’re looking to muffle the stomping shoes of your upstairs neighbor […]