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Art Deco is the theme of Salon, the International Decorative Arts Show, taking place April 13 through 16 at the High School of Art and Design, 245 E. 56th St.  in midtown Manhattan.

“This is the 22nd gathering of Salon, and it’s the first time that it’s ever been in New York City,” reports Arlene McLoughlin, who is co-hosting the event with Jeanne S. Schnupp.

Artisans from more than 20 countries are expected to attend Salon, which is widely recognized as the most important gathering of decorative painters in the world. In the past, it’s been held in such cities as London, Paris, Tokyo and St. Petersburg, Russia. It’s also been in the United States several times before, making appearances in Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, San Antonio and Alexandria, Va.

“We’re expecting a big turnout of decorative artists, faux artists, fine artists, designers and people of the trade,” Arlene says.

While artists must apply and be accepted in order to participate actively in Salon, the artistry on display is open to the public. The event will feature decorative arts demonstrations, artists working collaboratively on group murals, specialized lectures, master classes taught by some of the industry’s most brilliant teachers, and an ongoing product exhibition.

Salon also provides plenty of opportunity for industry artists to network and interact with one another at social functions as well as during the “post-Salon” tour.

For more information about Salon NYC 2017, visit the website at www.salonnyc2017.com. Also, learn more about the event and “like” it on Facebook at: Salon New York 2017.