Harlem Takes a Trip North for Art Lovers

As Martha's Vineyard hosts the Harlem Fine Arts Show, the founder and artists tell us their stories.

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"It's great for our artists because it empowers them and enables them to become economically strong. It's great for consumers because they can purchase affordable pieces. It's good for everyone," Clarke said.

HFAS is scheduled to return to Harlem in February 2013.

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Harlem Fine Arts Show: Artwork From Martha's Vineyard

See selections from the Harlem Fine Arts Show in Massachusetts.