50th Annual Art Fair Approaching

Press Release Posted 4/13/12 The 50th 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 5, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 6, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.  More than 80 artists will be displaying and selling their fine arts during the weekend.  Mediums include oil paintings, jewelry, water colors, glass, wood, metal, photography, pottery, ceramics, mixed media, and hand woven baskets and rugs.  The Art Fair will be the perfect place to find that unique Mother’s Day, graduation, or wedding gift and to find art that you will be proud to wear or display in your home.

Live music will be featured throughout the weekend in the band shell and on the south lawn and a food court will offer a variety of food and drinks provided by local non-profit groups as well as food vendors.  For the children, the Creative Arts Group has planned a fun and imaginative craft activity on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm.

A new feature of this year’s fair will be a silent auction.  So far, forty 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, sit on the lawn 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.