Bring your creativity and prepare to paint at this year’s Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair, May 26-27 on the water in Sunset Park, Sturgeon Bay. Browse and buy some of the finest original art around the nation with your family and friends this Memorial Day weekend. The Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair will host 90 artists displaying and selling their original pieces of art in various mediums including sculpture, glass, paintings, jewelry, fiber, print, metal, photography and wood. Cast your ballot for your favorite artist in the People’s Choice Award contest – the winner is announced Sunday at 3 p.m. Voting slips available at both information tents. Decorate and paint one of our 16-inch wooden sturgeons to take home. Paint for a cause at Tundraland’s “Windows for a Cause” booth. Attendees are also encouraged to leave their mark on the 50-foot mural.
Children of all ages – adults too – are encouraged to stop by the art activities tent to make a craft or contribute their creativity to the annual 50-foot Fine Art Fair mural. Blues musician, Cathy Grier, will be performing throughout the event with special guests on Saturday. Strolling entertainers will delight fair-goers with music, face painting and balloon animals. Bring your appetite – food, beer and wine vendors with fun and tasty food will be at the fair to keep your belly full and taste buds happy.
Fine Art Fair participants’ creativity will be awarded with ribbons and cash prizes Saturday afternoon. Judges will review the artwork Saturday morning and ribbons will be awarded for Best of Show, first, second, third place and honorable mention for two-dimensional art, as well as, first, second, third place and honorable mention for three-dimensional art.
Everyone has a chance to win a piece of fine art from one of the donating artists at the Fine Art Raffle tent. Raffle tickets will be sold at the raffle tent for 1 for $5, 3 for $10, or 10 for $20. Winners need not be present to win. The raffle winners will be drawn Sunday at 3 p.m. All raffle participants will be entered in a separate drawing for his/her chance to win $200 worth of Sturgeon Bay gift certificates as a way to celebrate twenty years of the Fine Art Fair. All proceeds benefit the Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair.
Volunteers are needed to staff a variety of areas including the raffle tent, registration booth, and family art activity area. Shifts are typically two to three hours in length in a fun, creative, park setting. To volunteer your time, or for additional information, please contact Rose at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center by calling (920) 743-6246 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fine Art Fair is made possible through generous community donations and business partners of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center including: Tundraland, Door County Medical Center, Miller Art Museum, Artists Guild, Cadence Inc., Door County Advocate, City of Sturgeon Bay, Sturgeon Bay Utilities, Margaret Lockwood Gallery, Tadych’s Econo Foods, and Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort.
The Fine Art Fair is open Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in Sunset Park, 747 N. Third Ave. Admission to the event is free. For additional information on this event and other events sponsored by the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, call (920) 743-6246 or visit sturgeonbay.net.