Arts and crafts from more than 70 Pacific Northwest artists and crafts people will be featured at the 48th annual Yachats Original Arts & Crafts Fair, ushering in Oregon Spring Break on the central Oregon coast. Media include paintings; handcrafted jewelry, art glass, pottery, woodwork, furniture, mixed media, sculpture; stained glass, natural fiber woven textiles, carvings, screen prints, fine art photography, natural stone vases, dried lavender, upcycled garden art, upcycled vintage jewelry, knitted and crocheted items, paper arts, handcrafted toys, chair massage, and more. The fair hours are Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair takes place at the Yachats Commons at Hwy 101 & W 4th St. in downtown Yachats. Admission is free.
Featured artists this year:
Alissa Clark of Florence, Oregon, creates modern functional clay vessels through a detailed combination of pattern, texture, and color.
Cliff Scharf of Oakland, Oregon, has been making jewelry for more than forty years. He works in sterling silver and karat gold, is experienced in lost wax casting and hand fabrication, and uses a lot of precious and semi-precious stones in his work.
Laurie Carlson of Lincoln City, Oregon, says “imagination and enthusiasm” are words that best describe her attitude toward art-making. Laurie paints waves, birds, or sweeping landcapes, always seeking to capture the light. “I am really painting the sun,” she exclaims. am devoted to doing both.”
Nancie Miller “I’ve been doing fused glass for almost twenty years,” Nancie says, “and I still love it every day!” Her current work aims to brighten your day with colorful natural themes, and includes wearable pieces, small tableware, and window hangings.
This fair is sponsored by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce. For additional information, please visit their web site, Yachats.org.