Next weekend is the Edmonds Arts Festival, Father's Day weekend, June 13th through the 15th. Every year the Festival gets better and better and I know that this year's edition will not disappoint. There really is something for just about anyone. Besides three galleries full of juried art (paintings, prints, drawings, photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, woodwork, ceramics, enamel work and on and on), the Festival offers a variety of art vendors. You can find everything from paintings, photographs, music, culinary products, leather goods, glass and ceramic wares, clothing, sculpture....the list is varied and extensive.
For those of us who volunteer our time to make the Festival happen, and the entire "show" is a volunteer run enterprise, this week before is exciting. Yesterday and today the artists who were juried into our three galleries delivered their art to the Frances Anderson Center (700 Main Street in downtown Edmonds -- directions and parking information here), where we hold the Festival each year.
|Volunteers waiting to check in juried art in the hallway of the Frances Anderson Center.|
|Delivered photography waiting to be hung for the show|
|Volunteers discussing where the paintings, prints and drawings should be hung in the largest gallery.|
|Mary and Alice, two more volunteers, who checked in photography for us this year.|
We even had specialized volunteers who spend countless hours each year hanging the show in a very short period of time. They make all the remarkable artwork look even better by displaying it carefully though out the galleries.
|Here's Susan, who has worn a number of different volunteer hats over the years.|
Hours are Friday and Saturday, June 13th & 14, 10 AM to 8 PM, and from 10 AM to 6 PM on Father's Day, June 15th. This remarkable event is free. Please come spend some time with us---have something to eat, listen to some great music or watch some dancing, take your children to the Kids' Create area and let them participate in the special projects designed for young artists. Please take a stroll through the Juried Galleries and the Student Art areas and see the creativity and variety of the art on display. And please remember, should you decide to make a purchase, you will be helping to fund scholarships in the arts, public art and art programs in local schools. We'd love to share all the fun of the Festival with you!
Please check the website, Edmonds Arts Festival for more information. City law prohibits any animals except certified service dogs from the Frances Anderson Center grounds.