All week decorative concrete contractors have worked on their projects showcased in the Artistry in Decorative Concrete area, located in the Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Pavilion in Silver Lot 3, opposite the South Hall. Today you can see the finished project from 10 artists from all over the country known for producing innovative and creative work.
When you visit the Artistry area today, you will see projects that demonstrate the wide range of possibilities with decorative concrete. One unique project this year is a colored concrete polished floor with intricate seashells embedded in the surface; if you come back tonight, you can see the the slab glowing in the dark.
Other works include concrete furniture, graphics using colored stains, a tree with irrigation tubing to support flora on its branches, stamped mosaic tiles colored to present graphic images, unique stamped wood grain patterning, a one-of-a-kind water feature, elaborate decorative flooring with embossed patterns gilded with gold and silver leaf, and staining with stencils.
Students from California State University in Chico and the University of Middle State Tennessee enrolled in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) degree program also continued working on their 3D East Meets West project depicting the collision of the Brooklyn and Golden Gate bridges. When you come to see the finished works, make sure to talk with the artist presenters to discuss their work and techniques.
While you’re there, take advantage of the Decorative Concrete Tools Demonstrations are located near the Artistry area. There, you have the chance to try out some of the latest tool technology for concrete and decorative processes. If you help polish countertops or engrave sidewalk blocks for the Habitat for Humanity, you will be entered in a drawing to win free tools from Bosch Power Tools & Accessories (Booth O30204).