Park it in Stockholm for the annual fairArt and music lovers are invited to discover new favorites and explore new works by old favorites at the 2010 Stockholm Art Fair. The annual event will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17 in the Stockholm Village Park.
By: Ruth Nerhaugen, The Republican Eagle
Art and music lovers are invited to discover new favorites and explore new works by old favorites at the 2010 Stockholm Art Fair. The annual event will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17 in the Stockholm Village Park.
“This out-of-the-ordinary art fair has been a ‘happening’ in Stockholm for 37 years and continues to be an event that people from a wide area look forward to year after year,” said Linda Day, an artist from Arkansaw, Wis., and art fair coordinator.
The fair is held rain or shine in the shady park.
More than 100 regional artists were selected by a jury to display and sell their work. There will be pottery, wood, wearable and two-dimensional fiber, metal sculpture, paintings, drawings, clay sculpture, jewelry, glass, leather and photography.
A popular art fair tradition is the annual poster. This year’s featured painting, “Midsummer’s Moonlight Sail,” is by Laura Meddaugh of Madison, Wis., a past art fair award winner who also has done the artwork for Red Wing’s Fall Festival of the Arts.
Meddaugh will be part of the art fair, selling her whimsical acrylic paintings — including the painting that became this year’s poster, Day said.
Two guest judges will select outstanding exhibiting artists. During ceremonies at 2 p.m., unique Best of Show and Merit Awards made by a local artist will be presented.
Original music is performed throughout the art fair. Some new acts are featured, Day said, and organizers arranged for solo performers to begin and end the day.
The schedule follows:
• 10 a.m. — Kenzie Joy, a 14-year-old singer/ songwriter from Menomonie, Wis. The young “sensation” has a new CD. Check her out at www.kenziejoy.com.
• 10:45 a.m. — Davy Jones from Eau Claire, Wis. He’s a “Ph.D. picker/singer “of blues, urban folk and original American roots music, Day said. Check him out at www.myspace.com/daveyandthejonestones.
• 11:45 a.m. — Patchouli, an indie-folk-flamenco duo based in Maiden Rock. Julie Patchouli sings and Bruce Hecksel has released a couple of albums featuring his classical guitar. Go online to www.patchouli.net.
• 1 p.m. — Bryce, Young and Yata, described by Day as “zany, witty songsmiths of folk and spoken fusion from down-home Arkansaw. Their websites are www.bryceblack.com, www.twoboots.net, www. yatayata.com.
• 2 p.m. — Heatherlyn, from Burnsville, Minn. Day said she is an “acoustic soul singer/ songwriter and positive explorer of folk sensations. Learn more online at www.heatherlynmusic.com.
• 3 p.m. — Mike Quick of rural Eleva, Wis. Day said he’s an “ageless wonderboy” who plays original acoustic folk/blues classics. His website is www.mikequick.net.
• 4 p.m. — Jeff White of Eau Claire. He’s a “groove guru” who’ll be “mixin’ sensual love songs and boot stompin’ country,” Day said. Check him out at www.jeffwhitemusic.com.
Fair food is primarily local, including such unique selections as grilled portabella mushroom sandwiches, pecan-oat burgers, bison burgers, wild rice bratwurst, and locally roasted coffee.
Finally, the Lake Pepin Art and Design Center will be offering some fun children’s activities in the park during the fair.
For more information, go online to www.stockholmartfair.com.