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By Paige Funkhouser / Friday, May 19, 2017 09:27 am
19th Annual Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair
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Bring your own creativity, and prepare to paint at this year’s Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair, May 27-28 on the water in Sunset Park, downtown Sturgeon Bay. Experience and create your own art: decorate one of our City’s namesakes and take home a 16” wooden sturgeon. Learn how to screenprint with a commemorative bandana. Paint for a cause at Tundraland’s “Windows for a Cause” booth. Let budding artists leave their mark on the 50’ mural. Watch and learn from the masters as professional fine artists demonstrate their craft.

Browse and buy some of the best original art in Door County and the Midwest with your family and friends this Memorial Day weekend. The Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair will host 100 fine artists displaying and selling their original pieces of art in such forms as sculpture, glass, paintings, jewelry, fiber, photography and wood. Cast your ballot for your favorite artist in the People’s Choice Award contest – the winner is drawn Sunday at 3 p.m. Voting slips available at the Information tent.

The Fine Art Fair is open Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission to the Fair is free, as are the spectacular views of the Sturgeon Bay Canal from the Art Fair grounds.

Children of all ages – creative adults too – are encouraged to stop by the All Ages Activity area to make a craft or contribute their creativity to the annual 50-foot Fine Art Fair mural. 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 artists’ 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, 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 are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10, or 10 for $10. Winners need not be present to win. The raffle winners will be drawn Sunday at 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair. Donating artists are listed below.

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 Brenda at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center by calling 920-743-6246 or sending an email to vacation@sturgeonbay.net.

The Fine Art Fair is made possible through generous community donations and business partners of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center including: Renewal by Andersen, Tundraland, Miller Art Museum, Artists Guild, Door County Advocate, the City of Sturgeon Bay, Sturgeon Bay Utilities, Briggsville Gardens, 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 Fair is free, as are the spectacular views of the Sturgeon Bay Canal from the Art Fair grounds. For additional information on this event and other events sponsored by the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, call 920-743-6246 or email vacation@sturgeonbay.net.

Place:
36 S. Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI
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