I need a couch, a fridge and a picture. Homebuying drives demand for art

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The improving housing market is creating work for visual artists.

MPR reports that Maude Lovelle, the CEO of the Uptown Art Fair, maintains that painters, photographers and sculptors are benefiting from the surge in residential housing.

"People now are moving, have new walls, new colors in new homes," she said.

She reported strong numbers attending this year's Uptown Art Fair, its 50th anniversary. KSTP adds that the weekend's ideal weather aided attendance and even benefited nearby businesses.

"It's our busiest weekend of the year. We love it!" said LocalMotion owner Barbara Heinrich, who keeps her clothing shop open late during the fair to take advantage of the traffic.

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