Chesterton Art Fair Coming Soon

It’s certainly worthwhile to be part of the Chesterton Art Fair taking place at Dogwood Park in Chesterton, Indiana on August 5 and 6th. The entry cost is only $5 and the event includes more than 85 juried artists. One art lover, Wendy Marciniak, explained that “Everything sold and exhibited is one-of-a-kind and that’s one of the reasons more than 7000 people come to this event every August.”

Art work available to enjoy and purchase includes drawings, paintings, stained glass, sculptures, weaving and more.

The outdoor art fair also includes live music by local musicians, a great menu of food vendors and more.

North Carolina Apple Festival

apples-634572_960_720Don’t miss the North Carolina Apple Festival. This is a four day celebration to focus on the importance of the apple industry to both Henderson County and North Carolina. The festival runs from Friday of Labor Day through Monday.

This event has been deemed by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for 2016.

The event will include a street fair on Main Street, free entertainment, arts & crafts, local apple growers selling their wares, shows, exhibits and more.

Apple Festival’s Street Fair includes 9 blocks of Main Street with over 200 vendors. The greatest part of the weekend is the King Apple Parade that includes floats, bands, clowns, antique cars, fire engines and more. This will take place on Main Street from 5 Points to Caswell Street.

For more information you can write to the NC Apple Festival Office, P.O. Box 886, Hendersonville, NC  28793 or call (828) 697-4557.

Share Art with Mom for Mother’s Day

Yesterday and today the Art Birmingham fair has been taking place at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center at Shain Park. It’s one of the state’s most highly regarded art fairs and it’s the perfect way to spend Mother’s Day with the mom you love.

Natalya Hrecznyj

Natalya Hrecznyj

They offer more than 150 juried artists and feature a range of works from paintings and ceramics to photography and jewelry. They have a Youth Art Activities Tent as well called Printmaking in the Park where children 12 and under can create their own art.

One artist, Natalya Hrecznyj, is honored to be part of the show. She was on the waiting list last year and is featured in this year’s show. A longtime Dearborn resident, she first started designing items like clothing, handbags and jewelry out of leather about four years ago. As she said, “It’s just amazing when you take a piece of leather and make such great things out of it. I can make jewelry, bags, clothes.”

As she discussed her art, she said, “It’s like meditation for me or like doing yoga. It relaxes me, lets my creativity out and I forget about everything.”

Enjoy Natalya Hrecznyj’s designs and so many others at the fair today.