59th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair

The 59th 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.

More than 60 artists, including 25 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 Robin M. Cohen. Her Utah Alabaster sculpture, ‘Tree of Fire,’ will appear on all posters, post cards, flyers, and other promotional materials.

Live Music will be featured throughout the weekend in the band shell. Guests can enjoy an eclectic selection of music. On Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm –Steve Trovato and Tim Kobza and from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Evan Marshall and Jean Sudbury. On Sunday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Mayde in Ireland and from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Evan Marshall, Jean Sudbury and some special guests.

The Friends of the Library will have a booth selling special treats for all and Members and Partners please stop by for a free coffee and a pastry. For the children, instructors from the Creative Arts Group have planned a special craft activity – making Butterflies; the Library will host a Washi Tape Bookmark making craft on Saturday from 11:00 to 12:30 p.m.; and be sure to visit our very creative Face Painter Diane Sands.

Again, this year we will feature a Silent Auction. So far, 32 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.

New this year is our Emerging Artists area and Art Center College of Design graduate student tables located in the Southwest section of the park.

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 Instagram @sierramadreartfair, at our website www.sierramadreartfair.org, on Facebook or call 626-355-7186.

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

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