Creative minds never fail to captivate people. Many attendees came back several times to watch the progress as artist presenters demonstrated their abilities at the 2009 Artistry in Decorative Concrete demonstrations located in the outdoor Decorative Pavilion at World of Concrete. The range of projects demonstrated the greatest variety of any of the past seven years of the demos. In all, 7600 visitors attended the event—watching the work, sharing ideas and problems with the presenters, and hopefully going home wondering how to be more creative with their own work. The Decorative Concrete Council, a council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, also staffed an “Ask the Expert” booth so that people could discuss technical issues.

All in all, the Artistry Demos displayed the best that decorative concrete has to offer, featuring some of the most innovative representatives of this inspired work.

Steve Conklin  Garage Dekor, Eagle, Colo.

Joe Fettig  Jaf-Co Concrete Inc., Newberg, Ore.

Cindee Lundin  Cindee's Custom Creations Inc., Perham, Minn.

Paul Lundy and Mike Lookinland  Concrete in Counters, Santa Clara, Utah Just Add Water, Salt Lake City, Utah

Mark Marion  Concrete Perceptions Inc., Ardmore, Okla.

Jon Nasvik  Cliffhangers, Hailey, Idaho

Dave Peloza  Peloza Construction, Oak Lawn, Ill.

Kevin Percy  Percy Concrete & Design Inc., Wrentham, Mass.

Jennifer Reichert + Melissa Wagner  Interiors to Inspire, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Ken Spears  Olson Precast Co., Las Vegas

Richard Winget  Authentic Environments, Huntington Beach, Calif.

Sponsors: Ameripolish /American Decorative Concrete, Butterfield Color Inc., C-Grid/Chomarat North America, Concrete Coatings Inc., Concrete Network, Elite Crete Systems Inc., Specialty Concrete Products Inc., Stardek, and World Diamond Source.