Friends of SM Library’s 54th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair This Weekend

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Press release posted 5/4/16 – The 54th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., on Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Fair this year is in honor and remembrance of Nancy Doyle, who was a long-time member of the Exhibits Committee and also a much accomplished and very talented artist who participated in the Art Fair for over 20 years!

Seventy-five artists, including 18 newly juried, will display and sell their works of art. Mediums include oil paintings, jewelry, watercolors, glass, wood, metal, wearable art, photography, pottery, ceramics, mixed media and weaving.  The Art Fair will be the perfect place to treat mom to a wonderful Mother’s Day gift or to buy upcoming graduation and wedding gifts, as well as to purchase pieces for your own enjoyment.

The Featured Artist this year is Sarah Moore. Her “Raven’s Jar” pottery piece will appear on all post cards, posters, flyers, and other promotional materials. Be sure to stop by her booth (#4) to admire and purchase her inspiring creations.

Live Music will be featured throughout the weekend in the band shell and on the southeast lawn.  In the Band Shell on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Evan Marshall (Mandolin Maestro) and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Steve Trovato and Tim Kobza (Jazz-Rock-Country-Blues).  On Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Liam Lewis and Zac Leger (Celtic-Americana fiddles, mandolin, guitar) and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Shawn Oshmiansky presents International House of Jazz with special guests David Naiditch and Tommy Davy.

On the Southeast Lawn on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon – Luckpenny (Irish) and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Bravo Celli (Cello Trio).  On Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon — Banna Beag Mall (Irish) and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Mark Heyes and Phil Salazar (Bluegrass).

Food vendors will be offering a variety of food and drinks. Scheduled to participate are Taquito Lover, Korean BBQ, and the Gourmet Genie Food Truck.

The Friends of the Library will have a booth selling their popular sweet ‘quick breads and the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society will be selling their famous lemonade made with rangpur limes.

For the children, instructors from the Creative Arts Group have planned a craft activity called ‘Watercolors and Sunshine.’ Children will be using watercolors to create beautiful images of the sun.

Be sure to stop by the Wine & Beer Garden on the front lawn of the Park.  It will be open Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This year we will again have a Silent Auction.  So far, 35 artists have donated lovely, one-of-a-kind pieces for the auction which means you’ll have an opportunity to bid on some really beautiful artwork and also support the Library.

Volunteers and Bakers are needed! To volunteer at the Friends’ booth, Friends’ Food booth, Silent Auction, Wine & Beer Garden, as an area Host or Hostess or to donate baked goods, please contact Fran Garbaccio at 626-355-6536 or fgarbaccio@aol.com to let her know when and how you can help.

All Proceeds from the Art Fair benefit the Sierra Madre Public Library. For more information, visit our website www.sierramadrelibraryfriends.org or call 626-355-7186. We now have a Facebook page so please Like us!

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