2014 Summer Arts Fair July 19-20This year's Summer Arts Fair at the Courthouse July 19 and 20 promises to be the liveliest one yet, with more music, lots of activities for kids and families, and a wider variety of art than ever before in this favorite island festival's 15-year history.
Joe Buckler, inventor extraordinaire, will bring his latest kid toy: a huge hands-on goldberg-esque contraption sure to surprise. And of course there will be lots and lots of bubbles from Buckler's famous Bubble Machine. (This may be the only fair where kids leave cleaner than they arrive.)
Island Rec leads the always-anticipated Chalk It Up event, where kids of all ages decorate the courthouse sidewalks. Creative Passions Craft Supply House has a children's crafts tent where all kinds of fun summer souvenirs are created with the help of crafter-extraordinaire Bonnie Turman.
The Saturday music lineup includes Daniel Finn, Debbie and Oliver Strasser, and the One More Time Band at 4 p.m. On Sunday: lots of local acts, including Paul Arroyo on country guitar and Marimba. At noon both days, Kate Schuman leads a kid-friendly stagecoach singalong.
And the ART: The San Juan Island Summer Arts Fair is the largest and longest-running art show on the islands. Court Street will be chalk-a-block with rows of white tents where talented artists show and sell their wares. Buy a lunch from one of the food vendors and have a picnic on the lawn before exploring the fantastic fine art, pottery, textiles, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculpture, potions and soaps, furniture, hammocks and more. Each vendor will be at their booth and ready to answer your questions.Sponsored by The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce.
2012 Summer Arts Fair Photos
07/21/12: Great weather for a fair in Friday Harbor! Here are some photos taken today, July 21st at the Summer Arts Fair on Court St. The fair features several booths showcasing local and regional artists from across the U.S. and Canada. Live music was provided by Friday Harbor's own Uncle Otto. Sunday's music will be provided by the local band OPA at 11:00am. More info about the Fair below and for more info about the Artists please contact Rebecca Parks at the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce.
“A Splash of Summer Color” 2012 Summer Arts Fair
Weekend of July 21 and 22, 2012. San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce and Pelindaba Lavender Farm will once again sponsor the annual Summer Arts Fair the third weekend in July in downtown Friday Harbor. 10:00 am ~ 5:00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am ~ 4:00 pm Sunday. Art, handicrafts, food, music and fun for the whole family in town on Court Street and at Pelindaba Lavender Farm on Wold Road. The islands' favorite street art and lavender extravaganzas promise to be even more spectacular this year!
A true island event, this popular Court Street fair begun in 1999 attracts as many as 6,000 visitors who enjoy local original arts, food, lavender and music in a charming vignette embracing the historic San Juan County Courthouse. There will be approximately 50 booths showcasing local and regional talent, as well as artists from across the U.S. and Canada. Live Music, Firefighters Pancake Breakfast, Food Booths and a Kid's Creative Center make this a fun destination for all ages.
2011 Summer Arts Fair Photos
Even though the weather was a little rainy this weekend for the Summer Arts Fair and Lavender Festival, folks still came out and had a great time. Here are some photos of the Arts Fair taken on Saturday July 16th and Sunday July 17th, 2011 by Vicky Giannangelo and
Splash of Summer Color 2011
This special weekend is promoted as a "Something for Everyone" weekend with the Summer Arts Fair in Friday Harbor and the Lavender Festival at Pelindaba Lavender Farm on Wold Rd. Saturday, July 16, 10:00 am ~ 5:00 pm Sunday, July 17, 2011 10:00 am ~ 4:00 pm. The event is located outdoors in beautiful Friday Harbor, along historic Court Street. There will be approximately 50 booths showcasing local and regional talent, as well as artists from across the U.S. and Canada. Live Music, Firefighters Pancake Breakfast, Food Booths and a Kid's Creative Center make this a fun destination for all ages.
THE ARTISTS: Something for Everyone Indeed! Oil & Watercolor Paintings, Prints, Photographs, Fabric Art, Sculpture, Wood Crafts, Jewelry, Silk Wearable Art, Specialty Food Items, and much, much more!
Alison Engle, Alison Johnston, Amy De Lieda, Beate Degen, Bill Williams, Carol Bauer, Christopher Dade, Cynthia Burke, Deja Osborne, Diane Heller, Don Perry, Dorena West-Mooney, Elisa Shere, - Artist Gunlis Alainentalo, Haley Bolstad, Jack Christianson, James Agnello, Jan Murphy, Jane Buck, Janet Megard, Jen Reid, Jessica Martin, Joan Francis Bogan, Jodie Sarah Masiwchuk, Joe Ciskowski, Julie Corey, Julie Tosch, Keith Keyser, Kim Brooke, Laura Bell, Laura Fitzgerald, Lauren Cohen & Derek Steere, Lavelle Foos, Leilani Dyer, Lonnie Tosch, Lopez Larry, Manya Pickard, Marjoe Davidson, Mary Sly, Michael Bertrand, Nancy Lind, Nancy Spaulding, Nicole Whitney, Patricia Williams, Patti Barker, Paula West, Penny Welch, Riki Schumacher, Vicki Wickell and Wendy Brown.
THE MUSIC: Something for Everyone Indeed! The Summer Arts Fair offers an exceptional array of local talent & a wonderful mix of music including: Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Marimba & more.
Saturday 10am ~ 5pm David Bayley, Ed Wilson, Ian Byington, Ian Boulton, Teddy Deane, Mike Adams and Mike Cohen.
Sunday 10am ~ 4pm Amanda Brast, Kirk Fuhrmeister, Steve Dyer, Keith Busha, Ed Wilson, Mike Cohen, and Stone Soup -Marimba Band.