52nd Annual Friend of the Library Art Fair Just Weeks Away…

Photo from 2013 Art Fair, courtesy of Friends of the Library, click to enlarge

Press Release posted 4/2/14 – The 52nd annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Art Fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.  More than 90 artists will be displaying and selling their fine arts throughout the weekend.  Mediums include oil painting, jewelry, water colors, glass, wood, metal, photography, pottery, ceramics, mixed media, and weaving.   The Art Fair will be the place to be to find that perfect Mother’s Day, graduation, or wedding gift and to find pieces that you will be proud to wear or to display in your home.

Live music will be featured throughout the weekend in the band shell and on the south lawn.  Guests will enjoy an eclectic selection of music that’s sure to please even the most discriminating ear.   Food trucks will be on hand to offer you many tempting choices for lunch or for a delicious snack.  And, of course, the Friends of the Library will have a booth selling their famous sweet breads and quick breads.

Photo from 2013 Art Fair, courtesy of Friends of the Library, click to enlarge

This year the Fair is adding a wine and beer garden in the afternoons (Saturday from 1-5 and Sunday from 1-4).   For the children, the Creative Arts Group has planned a butterfly making activity on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm.

Also again this year the Fair will have a silent auction.  Many of the artists who are displaying and selling their creations at this year’s fair have donated lovely, one-of-a-kind pieces for the auction which means that you’ll have a chance to bid on some really beautiful artwork.

So come early and stay all day.  Browse through the wonderful displays of artwork, relax in the wine garden and listen to music, have a little lunch, check on your silent auction bids, and then go back and purchase those lovely pieces of art that have been calling your name ever since you spotted them.   Proceeds from the Art Fair benefit the Sierra Madre Library.  For more information, visit our website at www.sierramadrelibraryfriends.org or call 626 355-7186.