Artisan Worshop Series
Stephen Stefanou - February 16: Lecture
Tickets - $60: includes 1 general admission ticket to Show house tour
Stephen Stefanou has become a leading authority in creating ‘must-see’ destinations that ‘wow’ the audience. As a master visual display artist and innovative designer renowned for creating unique installation art and event, seasonal and holiday décor of grandly scaled proportions, Stefanou’s goal is to breathe new life into a space by translating an ordinary venue into something extraordinary. His portfolio, comprised of A+ world headquarters, municipalities, mixed-use properties, shopping venues, resorts and casinos, spanning over four decades and several continents, showcases his originality, artistic vision, spatial adaptability and world-class production.
From the classical to the whimsical, Stefanou, along with his team of artisans, engineers and consultants at Venue Arts, offers solutions that transform architectural spaces into ‘must-see’ destinations, including a Buckminster Fuller Fly-Eye Dome live butterfly habitat, a 45-ft tall sculpture of ‘synthetic glass’ tulips in a giant flower pot, a towering 44-ft. Chinese pagoda, 33-ft. Christmas wreaths, and the world’s largest rock crystal architectural object: a 19-ft tall custom rock quartz crystal obelisk on permanent display at the Bellagio Resort & Casino.
“My intention for any venue is to transform it into an experience, a playground for the senses, where guests of all ages discover elements of surprise and wonder.” STEPHEN STEFANOU
Long established in North America, with a growing representation in Europe and Asia, Stefanou’s client roster includes Rockefeller Center, American Express, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Duke Energy, ExxonMobil, Hunt Oil, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Bellagio Resort & Casino, Sony, Austria’s Plus-City, Devon Energy, MGM Macau, the Trump Organization, Sands Corporation, as well as a range of municipalities and private individuals.
“My goal is to earn our client’s trust and satisfaction by delivering a top-quality product that meets the assignment and exceeds their expectation.” STEPHEN STEFANOU
A recipient of numerous awards, including First Place for the Top Retail Project in the U.S. and the Grand Prize for Top International Project, Stefanou’s work has also been featured in publications including Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Vogue, Southern Living and Texas Homes.
Working in media as diverse as metal, fiberglass, wood, glass, rock crystal, plastic, specialty lighting, water and horticulture, Stefanou is perhaps, above all, an intuitive problem solver, responding to the specific character of any space. His work is created with the smallest possible environmental impact, imposing minimal energy expenditure and demanding the greatest re-use and recycling of materials.