Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s 51st Art Fair Fast Approaching

Vases by featured artist David Van Noppen, Photo courtesy of Friends of the Sierra Madre Public Library, click to enlarge

Press Release posted 4/23/14 – The 51st annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s art fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in the city of Sierra Madre on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 5, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM. More than 90 artists will be displaying and selling their fine arts in mediums that include oil painting, jewelry, water colors, glass, wood, metal, photography, pottery, ceramics, mixed media, and weaving.   Stop by the booth of our featured artist, David Van Noppen, to admire and purchase his lovely glass creations.  So far, forty of the artists have donated lovely one-of-a-kind pieces to be auctioned off in a Silent Auction which means that you’ll have a chance to bid on some really beautiful artwork.  The Creative Arts Group has planned an imaginative craft activity for children from 10:00am-4:00pm both days.  While you’re strolling among the various booths, you’ll be entertained by an eclectic variety of live music in both the band shell and on the south lawn.

A food court will offer a variety of food and drinks provided by local non-profit groups as well as food vendors.  At press time we know that the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society will be selling their famous lemonade made with rangpur lime juice; Taquito Lover will be offering taquitos, tamales, nachos, tacos and fruit drinks;  Sophia’s Kitchen will be selling sausages, pizza, corn, hot dogs, nachos, Philly cheese steak, a fish platter, and drinks; there will be Korean and Chinese barbecue including beef short ribs, chicken and beef on a stick, Taiwanese sausages, pot stickers, and egg rolls; The International Footprint Association will be serving hot dogs and beverages; and H.S.I. Carnival Snacks will provide Hawaiian shaved ice, churros, frozen lemonade, water, and ice cream pops.  And, of course, the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will have a booth selling loaves of homemade quick breads and sweet breads.

So plan to spend a day with us, enjoying artwork done in a wide variety of mediums, sitting on the grass listening to music, dining on a

Featured artist David Van Noppen, Photo courtesy of Friends of the Sierra Madre Public Library, click to enlarge

satisfying lunch or snack, watching the kids create their own souvenir of the Art Fair and then going back to bid on some of the items in the Silent Auction that appeal to you, and buying those lovely pieces of art that you’ve been thinking about since you saw them.  Proceeds from the Art Fair benefit the resources and programs of the Sierra Madre Library.  For more information, call 626 355-7186 or visit our website at