Hallmarket: A Hallmark Art Fair Celebrates Creativity

Subject: Public art fair featuring the personal work of Hallmark employees.

www.hallmarkvisitorscenter.com Ron Worley Kaleidoscope & Hallmark Visitors Center Outreach Supervisor 816/274-8348 rworle2@hallmark.com

Hallmarket: A Hallmark Art Fair Celebrates Creativity Public art show featuring the personal work of Hallmark employees set for Sept. 28

KANSAS CITY, Mo – Back for its 4th year, “Hallmarket: A Hallmark Art Fair” will showcase the creative talents of Hallmark employees. The art fair will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Crown Center on the Hallmark Square in front of the Hallmark Visitors Center and Kaleidoscope.

More than 100 Hallmark employees who are photographers, sculptors, designers, photo stylists and graphic artists along with others will display and offer their personal art work for sale. A wide array of artwork will be available including textiles, turned wooden bowls, sculptures, art quilts, jewelry, oil and watercolor paintings, and photography. These pieces are the personal work of the participants, created outside of their jobs with Hallmark.

Hallmarket is a chance for creative excitement and rejuvenation for all. Many Hallmarket participants are Hallmark artists who enjoy the opportunity to create art that is not their designated style or media at work. Other participants are not employed as artists but create outstanding pieces from their own outpouring of creativity. Hallmarket is a chance for everyone to experience the creative passion that flows through the Hallmark community whether is it purchasing a piece of art, watching an art demonstration, or connecting personally with so many creative and fascinating people.

Event Details: What: Hallmarket: A Hallmark Art Fair When: Saturday, September 28, 2013
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Hallmark Square at Crown Center, in front of the Visitors Center and Kaleidoscope (2501 McGee Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo.)

Event Description: “Hallmarket: A Hallmark Art Fair” is a celebration of creativity and artistic talent. More than 100 Hallmark artists, photographers, sculptors, designers, and photo stylists will display and offer their work for sale. This is the artists’ personal work, outside of their jobs with Hallmark. The Hallmark Visitors Center and Kaleidoscope will be open during the event as well. Event Info: 816-274-5745 Admission: FREE Purchases may be made by cash or check, directly to the participants. Parking/Directions: Free parking is available in the Crown Center parking garages. The Halls Crown Center garage on the east side of Grand Blvd. is closest to the Hallmark Square. The Halls garage elevator exits onto the Hallmark Square on the third floor level. There will also be public parking on the surface lots at the south end of the Hallmark complex.

About Hallmark Cards, Inc. Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people spend time together and express what's in their hearts - a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 39,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable's top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.

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