Our very own, Sarah E. Huang is selected as the poster artist for 2022 Delray Affair!
Huang is a Taiwanese-American artist based in Delray Beach, FL. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Florida Atlantic University in 2015. Huang has exhibited her evocative, visceral abstract paintings, drawings, and installations locally, nationally, and internationally since 2012. Most recently, her exhibition record includes The Box Gallery, 1310 Gallery – Sailboat Bend, Ali Cultural Arts, The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Arts Garage, and many more. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach.
Huang explains for inspiration for the poster: Delray Beach is one of the fastest-growing cultural centers in South Florida. Everywhere you look, a fusion of the arts and business is evident. In this image, she wanted to capture an iconic piece of Downtown Delray and show a different perspective of Pineapple Grove of someone exiting through the archway. A painting merged with the sky symbolizes the individual leaving Pineapple Grove, while daydreaming about the art they experienced in Delray’s local galleries and cultural hubs. This design aimed to highlight how the arts are an essential part of the city’s culture through the Pineapple Grove archway leading to the Arts District and how the Delray Affair celebrates this aspect of the city’s culture, fusing arts and business through the Delray Affair each year. As the Delray Affair approaches its 60th year, she wanted to celebrate what makes the city stand out among others – and its how Delray Beach embraces the arts in all of its facets.
60th Annual Delray Affair Details
Friday, April 8, 2022 and Saturday, April 9, 2022 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Sunday, April 10, 2022 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
For the 60th year, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the “Greatest Art Show under the Sun” from April 8 through April 10. Delray Affair features more than 400 artists, crafters, and food vendors from all over the United States, the event spans across 12 city blocks in downtown Delray Beach on Atlantic Ave. Best of all, admission is FREE.
In honor of the 60th Anniversary, a 60’s Flower Power theme will dominate the landscape of Downtown Delray leading up to the event and during. Several businesses have already began making plans how they will incorporate the 60’s theme with window displays, menus, staff attire and more. Keep an eye out for the transformation coming soon!