Fairhope Arts and Craft Competition 2022: 200 artists, 3 days of fun

Cell, Ala. (WKRG) — The once-a-year Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival returns to downtown for its Platinum Jubilee, with food stuff, songs, events for young children, and, of class, outstanding artwork from area, state and nationwide artists.

The Town of Fairhope, Downtown Retailers, and Japanese Shore Art Centre will welcome 200 artists from all throughout the United States. The competition celebrates 70 a long time of artwork because the inception of the notion in 1953.

The exhibit will start out Friday, March 18, and will conclude Sunday, March 20. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is cost-free to the public. When attending be informed of the No Parking symptoms and DO NOT block driveway signs when attending. There are many parking destinations during the metropolis of Fairhope. All parking destinations and shuttle services can be viewed in this article.

Map of the competition grounds downtown Fairhope

The Children’s Artwork Tent will be building a comeback this year and will be positioned at South Church Road across from Fairhoper’s Local community Park. Youngsters of all ages can appear to partake in arts and crafts initiatives like setting up birdhouses, clay creation, and face painting. The Children’s Artwork Tent is open in between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. every single day. Far more aspects will be readily available about the Children’s Artwork Tent nearer to the pageant and can be considered here.

WKRG News 5 is the exclusive Television Sponsor of the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Pageant and we will be broadcasting Are living all working day right here on our web site on Friday, March 18. During the day we will broadcast are living from the Pageant in every single Tv set broadcast until eventually the conclusion of the competition.

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The Pageant will also have dwell music just about every working day. Friday, March 18 new music will start out at the enjoyment phase at 10 a.m. and the past performers will start off at 4 p.m. On Saturday the new music will begin at 10 a.m. and the very last performer will get started at 3 p.m. And Sunday the new music will commence at 11 a.m. and the past performer will begin at 2 p.m.

Showcased Artist Jo Patton

This year’s pageant will feature Jo Patton, an award-profitable artist who paints from her property studio in Fairhope. “Her festival artwork showcases an afternoon right before a Jubilee, a natural phenomenon that takes place on the Japanese Shore of Mobile Bay,” according to the competition site. “Inspired by Fairhope’s purely natural splendor of the bay with the aged piers, and family members, Jo Patton captures moments that construct memories in no way to be forgotten.”

You can locate a comprehensive record of participating artists on the festival web page, with artists stated by mediums. Artists on screen perform in mediums which include:

  • Fibers / leather
  • Purposeful craft
  • Glass
  • Graphics, drawing and watercolor
  • Jewelry
  • Combined media
  • Painting
  • Images
  • Pottery and ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • Wood