Gualala Arts will host the 10th Annual Fine Arts Fair at the Gualala Arts Center on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm both days. Admission is free.
With more than 20 vendors entered and many new artists taking part, this year’s fair is being re-imagined with more food options, live music and fun for kids with face painting and projects in the clay studio! Enjoy fish tacos, chicken and tofu satay, fresh stacked sandwiches, and homemade ice cream sandwiches for dessert.
This year’s Fine Arts Fair vendors include:
Vera Wesley, Vera Wesley Designs
Walt Rush, Walt Rush Studio
Jeffrey Nelson, Hudson River Inlay
Ling-Yen Jones, Ling-Yen Designs
Stuart Ratliff, Ratliff Drawings
Rick Blundell, Handcrafted Wood
Hillary Schneider, Pearls of Wisdom
Jan Maria Chiappa, Which Craft Workshop
Amy Rose Moore, Amy Rose Moore Illustration
Rhoda Teplow, Rhoda Teplow Designs
Florence Hori, Masami
Holly Defount, Forge and Fountain
Harald Nordvold, Viking Pottery
Fred Albrecht, Falbrecht Studios
Peter Bailey, Peter Bailey Designs
Michael Ecton, Natural Impressions Photography
Ellen Athens, Ellen Athens Designs
Peggy Anton, Anton’s Creations
Andrea Allen, Brushstrokes by Andrea
Elliot Little, Elliot Little Photography
Shizuko and Toshi Shichishima, Cisco Collection
Carol Bernau, Bear Meadow Beads, aka Adornable
The Gualala Arts Fine Arts Fair grew out of the Summer Saturday Art Festivals held in downtown Gualala on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Based on numerous requests from patrons and artists alike, it was decided to transform Summer Saturday Art Festivals into a multi-day event and hold it at the Gualala Arts Center.
The Fine Arts Fair began its current two-day format at the Arts Center in starting in 2008. This holiday weekend is typically a time when tourists flock to our area of the North Coast to unofficially kick off their summer, and this event gives tourists and locals alike an opportunity to view and buy fine art under the beautiful redwoods on the grounds of the Gualala Arts Center.
Artist spaces will be scattered throughout the grounds of the Arts Center. This year there are expected to be more than are 20 participating artists, many of whom will be creating new pieces during the fair in addition to displaying completed works. There will be a wide variety of art for sale, including jewelry, mixed media, ceramics, photography, hand painted silk, art glass and woodworking.
Gualala Arts is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting public interest and
participation in the arts. All proceeds from the Fine Arts Fair benefit community art programs.