The 56th 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 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This year we are dedicating the Art Fair to the late Fran Garbaccio, long-time Board member and volunteer of the Friends. She was named Director Emeritus in 2012 and for many years was in charge of volunteers for the Art Fair and also established the Friends Food Booth.
85 artists, including 12 newly juried, will display and sell their works of art. Mediums include oil paintings, jewelry, watercolors, glass, wood, metal, wearable art, photography, pottery, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture 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 Lucia Friedericy. Her 3D Mixed Media of Mark Twain 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. In the Band Shell on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Evan Marshall, mandolin virtuoso; and from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. — McMains, pop with Celtic Soul. On Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Steve Trovato and Tim Kobza, jazz, country, rock guitar duo; and from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Jean Sudbury and Jeannie Willets, a comfortable pairing sharing an assortment of instruments, vocals and styles of music.
On the Southeast Lawn on Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. — Severin Browne, singer, guitar, songwriter. On Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon — Banna Beag Mall (Irish/Celtic) and from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. — Phil Salazar and Tom Corbett, ferocious fiddle and mandolin duo.
Food vendors will offer a variety of food and drinks. Scheduled to participate are Taquito Lover, Jack’s Cuisine, BBQ Smokehouse, Corn Dog/Lemonade Stand, and Kealy’s Poppin’ Kettle Corn.
The Friends of the Library will have a booth selling their popular sweet ‘quick’ breads and baked goods and the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society will be selling their famous lemonade made from rangpur limes.
For the children, instructors from the Creative Arts Group have planned a special craft activity – making flower bouquets with different colors and shapes of paper.
Again this year we will feature a Silent Auction. To date, 40 artists have donated lovely, one-of-a-kind pieces for the auction, which means you’ll have an opportunity to bid on some really beautiful artwork and also support the Library.
Volunteers and Bakers are needed! To Volunteer at the Friends Booth, Friends Food Booth, Silent Auction or as an area Host or Hostess please contact Susan Gallagher at 626-733-6242 or [email protected] to let her know when and how you can help. For Baked Goods please contact Marlene Enmark at 626-355-0290.
All Proceeds from the Art Fair benefit the Sierra Madre Public Library. For more information please call 626-355-7186. We now have a Facebook page so please Like us!