Sierra Madre Public Library Announces Annual Art Fair with More Than 60 Artists

Published : Monday, April 22, 2019 | 1:03 AM

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The 57th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, May 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free!

More than 60 artists, including 10 newly juried, have already committed to exhibiting, with more expected to commit this month. Mediums include oil paintings, jewelry, watercolors, glass, wood, metal, wearable art, photography, pottery, ceramics, mixed media, and weaving. The Art Fair will be the perfect place to buy Mom that wonderful Mother’s Day gift or to buy upcoming graduation and wedding gifts, as well as to purchase pieces for your own enjoyment.

The Featured Artist this year is Warren Yip. His Maple and Balau wood sculpture, titled ‘Giraffe,’ will appear on all posters, post cards, flyers, and other promotional materials.

Live Music will be featured throughout the weekend in the band shell and on the southeast lawn. Guests can enjoy an eclectic selection of music. Food vendors will be offering a variety of food and drinks.

The Friends of the Library will have a booth selling its popular sweet ‘quick’ breads. For the children, instructors from the Creative Arts Group have planned a special craft activity – learn how to make pinwheels.

Again, this year the Sierra Madre Art Fair will feature a Silent Auction. So far, 30 artists have donated lovely, one-of-a-kind pieces for the auction, which means you’ll have an opportunity to bid on some outstanding artwork and also support the Library.

To Volunteer at the Friends of the Library booth, Friends Food booth, Silent Auction, or as an area Host or Hostess, please contact Darlene Traxler at (626) 355-6220 or dtraxler2000@gmail.com to let her know when and how you can help.

All Proceeds from the Art Fair benefit the Sierra Madre Public Library. For more information, visit us on Facebook, at our website www.sierramadrelibraryfriends.org, or call (626) 355-7186.

“We look forwarding to seeing you May 4th and 5th!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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