Saturday October 12th and Sunday October 13th, 2013 10:00am – 5:00pm
About the Sammamish Arts Fair
The Sammamish Arts Fair is an annual Arts Fair, which is now in its seventh year. It has grown in reputation to be one of the most anticipated arts events on the Eastside, and it will feature some of the best jury selected local artists in our area, 17 of which live in Sammamish. When Forbes recently ranked Sammamish as the number one friendliest town in America they made mention of our annual arts fair.
Come and visit with the artists, see their work and learn about their creative process. Inside the City Hall building, the highest quality and variety of fine art will be available for purchase, and will include original works of art such as; paintings, jewelry, mixed media, encaustic art, glass arts, ceramics, printmaking, woodcarving, photography and textile art.
We aim to recognize and support our talented young artists in the community, and new this year we are proud to welcome 8 artists to our Student Booth,
In the adjacent Sammamish Library there will be an exciting program of Arts Encounters, which will include performance artists, hands on family arts activities and projects during the fair weekend.Linking the Library and City Hall will be an Artists Interactive Walkway Project.
Our Artists will each put together a “musical” device that our visitors can “clatter and bang” their way along the path. This Project will be made from recycled / repurposed metal objects, and there will be a bucket of cooking utensils at each end to use as the banging stick. After experiencing the interactive walkway, visitors will have a chance to vote for their favorite piece. Bellevue Art Museum has kindly donated a Family Membership for the artist with the most votes.
The Arts Fair is a community-wide cultural art experience, which is produced in partnership with the participating Artists and the Sammamish Arts Commission.
Sponsorship is grateful received from the City of Sammamish, the Sammamish Arts Commission and 4Culture. Admission is free.
Mission of the Arts Fair
The Community: The Sammamish Arts Fair endeavors to create an easily accessible community arts and cultural event, that is produced to the highest quality, and showcases some of the best local artists residing in and around the Eastside, so that we may provide a rich fine arts experience for all ages and interests.
The Artists: The Sammamish Arts Fair provides a unique platform for local artists to interact with the community and gain exposure and promotion of their artwork. We create a meaningful artists community, which is supportive of new and emerging artists as well as established ones, and encourage mentoring within the group both artistically and through team building whilst producing a successful arts event together.