Excitement Already Building for Sunriver Art Faire 2012

What do you get when you take a warm sunny weekend in mid-August, one beautiful new improving Village at Sunriver, 60 incredibly talented Artisans eager to display sell their art, a dedicated enthusiastic group of volunteers?  Nothing short of a great time for one all.

Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual Juried Sunriver Art Faire, sponsored by the Sunriver Women’s Club (SRWC).  It will once again be held in the Village at Sunriver, Oregon on August 10-12, 2012.  Last year was very successful for both the participating artists the SRWC.  The community also benefited by the several thous visitors who came to Sunriver for the Faire.  The sponsorship has grown, due to the increased support of area merchants. 

In response to requests by many of the artists, the decision was made to exp this year’s event to three days.  The Faire hours Friday Saturday will be 10am to 7pm, Sunday from 10am to 2pm.  
Limited to 60 exhibitors, the Faire will showcase artists displaying selling their fine arts fine crafts.  There will also be a variety of professional entertainment (sponsored by The Village at Sunriver), a food court, artist demonstration area as well as a kid’s art center for young budding artists. 

Special events will include a return of the highly popular Street Dance in the Village featuring the Klassixs Ayre B ) on Saturday evening 7-9:30pm, as well as Family Day at the Faire on Sunday.  
All net proceeds from the Art Faire will help support deserving nonprofits in Central Oregon.  In 2011, the SRWC (a non-profit corporation established in 1974) proudly distributed over $35,000 from our various fundraisers to agencies that support the arts, education, vulnerable families in Sunriver the surrounding communities.

The executive committee of this year’s Art Faire is Betty Jo Simmons (assisted by Corinne Andrews), Pat Anderes (assisted by Teri Jendro) Judy Stedman.  If you would like to join in the fun volunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Marcia Schonlau, at jmschonlau@chamberscable.com

Acceptable fine art fine crafts categories are:  ceramics, drawing, glass, gourd art, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles woodwork.  To apply (deadline is March 19, 2012) go to www.zapplication.org open your free account.  There is no cost for artists to join this network.  ZAPP has 60,000 active artists registered using their site to apply to over 400 art fairs shows throughout the United States. All local artists, (those living in Oregon as full time residents) will automatically receive 1 point before jurying to encourage participation ensure a positive environment for local artists. 

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