A Message from our Editor-in-Chief
I’m reaching out to you with some exciting news and a splash of color—our Fall Issue is here! And this isn’t just any issue, it’s the one where we shine a spotlight on the incredible artists who snagged this year’s Emerald ArtYA Awards.
These awards are all about celebrating artists who do more than create— they inspire and provoke change. We’re talking about the kind of art that wakes you up to what’s happening with our environment, social issues, human rights, and the push for female empowerment. A huge congrats to all our award winners! Your art is compelling, and your messages are reaching further than ever. Our Virtual Award Ceremony was a blast, and thanks to Vivid Arts Network Television and a ton of social media platforms, your voices echoed into the homes and hearts of over 10 million viewers.
As the person behind these awards and as your go-to editor, I’ve got to say it’s pretty awesome to see artists from around the world come together and make some noise for what they believe in. And, yeah, it was virtual, but the energy was as real as it gets—every speech, every piece of art, every shared moment.
So, what’s in this issue? It’s packed with the good stuff. Stories, interviews, and art that’ll make you stop and think (or stop and stare because, wow, some of these pieces are gorgeous). I invite you to dive in, explore, and connect with the art and the artists. Let their work and words take you on a journey.
And remember, art isn’t just about the serious stuff. It’s also there for the joy, the beauty, and the pure love of creation. So get comfortable, flip these pages, and let yourself be moved, challenged, and maybe even changed along the way.
Can’t wait for you to see what we’ve got in store.
Editor-in-Chief ArtTour International Magazine