The Young Collectors is a true collaboration focused on cultivating the next generation of art collectors. Over 100 artists have donated everything from bronze sculptures and ceramics to painting and photography. Executive Director, Camille Marchese, says that she would not be here in this role had her mother not shown her the art festival world as a child. She took Camille to a festival in 1974 and allowed her to purchase a small piece of paper art. The rest is history! “I want other children to experience the thrill of purchasing their first piece. As much as we need to encourage young artists, we also need to encourage those that will collect their art.” Our artists, both in the show and friends of the show, are enthusiastically supporting this effort.