Now that Spring is almost here (March 22 officially) the summer opportunities for outdoor art fairs are sprouting up right along with the weeds in my garden. Here’s a preview of things to come:
50th Anniversary Show of SWA (Southwest Washington Artists) May 16 – 20 at the Harley Hall Building in Hazel Dell. The show is open to all artists 18 years or older. Entry day will be Tuesday May 15. Daniel Ng will be the judge. A reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday May 19 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.
Art in the Heart
Vancouver’s Downtown Association and the Art on the Boulevard nonprofit art gallery host the annual summer Art in the Heart art festival. For two days in June, downtown Vancouver art galleries, restaurants and businesses join in the festivities, including street art vendors, musicians and dancing. Stroll through the main streets of downtown and visit the 13 participating art galleries, or peruse the displays and sidewalk art tents throughout downtown. Sit down with a drink in the beer garden, listen to one of the musical performances on the festival’s eight stages or grab a bite to eat at one of the participating bars and restaurants.
5th Annual Art and Wine Fair at English Estate Winery, 17806 SE 1st St., Vancouver, WA on July 14 & 15th, 2011
Each summer, the winery presents the Art and Wine Festival. Browse through the works of more than 50 local artists offering artisan wares. You will find jewelry, pottery, photography, metal art, paintings, flowers, sculpture, textile art and more. Musical performances, food booths and children’s activities round out the festivities. Don’t forget to attend a free wine tasting at the event. The winery specializes in estate-grown pinot noir. For vendor information, check their website here.
These are just a few of the festivals coming up this summer. Many more can be found throughout the region. With Portland’s Saturday Market just across the river, there won’t be a weekend go by without the opportunity to view and perhaps purchase some great local art! Or try your hand at producing some of your own! Entry Forms are available! At Visual Voyages…we support our local communities!
If you are visiting this Summer, please stop by and say hello!