What to Know When Buying Art

For anyone who would like to know more about buying art and understanding the art market, the Fairfield Public Library and the Bruce Kershner Gallery will be hosting a presentation, “The Art of Buying Art” on November 28 at 7:00 pm.    

Learn how to navigate the endless world of galleries, art shows and online resources to find art that suits your style and budget and sharpen your own sensibilities about assessing art.   How to see the differences between decorative art, collectible art, investment art, and prints and what you need to know about each will be covered.

What makes this good art? If you like it, how do you know if you should buy it?


Contemporary art comes in many forms and styles. What makes this art fun and appealing? What emotions does it inspire for the viewer?


All are welcome.  This talk is free to the public, but seating is limited so registration is suggested.  Click here to register.

For questions and additional information, call  Cherry Street Art at 203-246-5397 or the Fairfield Public Library at 203-256-3160.

Presented by:  Cherry Street Art and Leonard Fox, Ltd.

Fairfield County Real Estate – November 2017

116 Oneida Drive, Greenwich Listed by David Ogilvy & Associates, Sold by Houlihan Lawrence

October single family home sales for lower Fairfield County:
Leading the pack for sales in the month of October is the City of Norwalk  with 60 sales and a median selling price of $   483,000
Stamford            51                                                                                    537,500
Fairfield              50                                                                                    549,000
Westport           21                                                                                 1,375,000
New Canaan    20                                                                                 1,293,000
Greenwich        19                                                                                 1,570,000
Darien                 15                                                                                 1,045,000
Weston              12                                                                                      721,000
Wilton                12                                                                                      805,000

Topping the list for the highest median sale price is the town of Greenwich, which also had the highest sale of the month.  116 Oneida Drive sold for $20,377,000 featuring 21 rooms, 9 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 3 half baths and sitting on almost 4 waterfront acres.

The market continues to be most active in the under $1,000,000 price point.  For the month of October there were a total of 21 sales over $2,000,000, representing approximately 8% of the market activity.

For more information on Fairfield County real estate, when to sell, how to buy and what you need to know about the local communities, visit LizTardifRealEstate.com 

Can you tell what makes this room different from anyone else’s?  It’s the art of course.  If you want to create an interior look that is unique to you, add original art.   CherryStreetArt.com  

November Art News

Connecticut is rich in the arts.   Just driving through the cities and towns of Connecticut and visiting the public buildings can be a rewarding art experience.   Visit the magnificent murals in Connecticut website to see where to find them.   Here are a couple:

Whaling Wall, 124 Captain’s Walk, New London
613-617 Main Street, Middletown

One of the most rewarding lifestyle benefits of living in Fairfield County Connecticut is the proximity to one of the largest art meccas of the world, New York City.   Christie’s auction house will be having their Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on November 15 featuring art by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonardo Da Vinci, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol and many more.  For investment art buyers in the $2,000,000 to $50,000,000 price point.

Jean-Michel Basquiat – available at Christie’s November 15, New York City for $25,000,000 to $35,000,000
Mark Rothko, available at Christie’s November 15, New York City for $25,000,000 to $35,000,000

For the new to somewhat seasoned collector, we have lots of original art by many local (and living) artists to adorn your homes and offices.    Be original and enrich your surroundings with original art.

Jan Dilenschneider

To see what is happening right now in our very dynamic local art world  visit FCBuzz.org, the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery in Fairfield, The Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, The Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, and the Westport Arts Center in Westport …just to name a few.


Need help navigating the endless world of galleries, art shows and internet resources to find art that suits your style and your budget?  Visit CherryStreetArt.com, email liz@cherryStreetArt.com or call 203-246-5397 to set up a personal consultation.  Get the advice and guidance you need to make good art decisions.

Our next Art of Buying Art Talk  presented by Liz Tardif will be held at the Fairfield Public Library, November 28,  at 7:00pm.  Be unique…..buy originals.    Register here.