Fine Arts Festival
ART FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
The public is invited to join us for all events.
Admission is FREE.
& Sale: Friday, Oct. 12,
& Sale: Saturday, Oct.
CREATIVITY: A GIFT OF THE CREATOR
Annual Festival of Fine Arts
Artist Anneli Anderson
Come, help celebrate 25 years of Fine Art shows and sales! The anniversary celebration includes some 60 artists displaying a wide variety of genre from bookmaking and jewelry to painting and pottery. The public is invited to join us for all events. Admission is FREE.
A new event this year is the “Quick Draw” where several artists complete a piece of art while the public looks on. While the art is created, the public can bid on the artwork while enjoying the food and music at this exciting and a bit mysterious event. Music by John Adams, Usual Suspects String Band. Bid Cards are available for $5.
Our Featured Artist, Anneli Anderson, whose work is often ethereal and spiritual, delights the senses with her light and shadow play paintings. Additionally, she will be painting during the worship service on Sunday Oct. 14th at 9:45 AM. Invited Artists include watercolorist, James Kirk and cartoonist, oil painter, Larry Kessel.
Salem Mayor, Anna Peterson, will speak about the Arts in Salem on Saturday morning at Breakfast with the Arts. Purchase a meal ticket for $7 at the door or by calling 503 399-7368.
The Blue Gardenia Jazztet will provide music for the Thursday artist reception. Members are Joanna Rios, singer; Charles Guerin, keyboard; Raymond Rios, percussion and Karim Yengsep, on the bass. The quartet plays music that is all about intimacy, attitude and jazz with class from pre and post WWII times.
The Festival site is Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3737 Liberty Road South, Salem. We hope to see you there!
Artists from the Willamette Valley gather to showcase and sell their work at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The show is a juried, multi-media, four-day festival with proceeds going to the Artists, Salem Free Medical Clinic, Inter Faith Hospitality, Family Bldg. Blocks, Marion-Polk Food Share, Habitat for Humanity, and youth group missions. The show originated with two church members who are still active in the festival. It was partly in celebration of the new sanctuary with Roy Setziol's carving incorporated into the design.