22nd ANNUAL SPRING ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL BRINGS INCREDIBLE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TALENT TO YACHATS
For the 22nd year the Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival by Crafts on the Coast will feature over 70 exhibitors inside the Yachats Commons, in Yachats, the Gem of the Oregon Coast, during Memorial Weekend, Saturday, May 25, from 10-4, and Sunday, May 26, from 9-4. Admission to this family-friendly event is free.
INCREDIBLE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TALENT
FEATURED IN A FUN AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE
The Yachats Commons is a beautiful, refurbished elementary school. Room after room and hallway will be filled to bursting with 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest including a large number of award winners. From gourmet foods to fine art, jewelry, clothing, wood, metal, fabric, paper and glass art, to bath & body products, clothing in a variety of fabrics and styles; photography, baskets, pottery and rugs this selection offers something for everyone in everyone’s budget. Green art is featured with many artisans using repurposed and upcycled materials and their creative genius to turn out truly amazing items. This is a great opportunity to find the perfect gifts for dads, grads, weddings, anniversaries, spring birthdays and beyond.
FUN ATTRACTIONS AT THE FESTIVAL
CRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS, FREE TASTINGS OF GOURMET FOOD AND CHAIR MASSAGE
Gifts take on new meaning when you get to know the person creating them. Many of the artisans at the Festival will be demonstrating their arts including basket weaving, wire wrapping and jewelry making. Take some time to watch and be amazed.
Gourmet food producers will have tastes of their products available including Ethel Stratton offering samples of Celia’s Gourmet Balsamics, authentic, Italian, barrel-aged Traditional and White Balsamic vinegars and oil; Jeanette Casey sampling her Dippity Doo Da Dip Mixes including new flavors and Jan Barbee of Jan’s Robust Salami with tastings of her hand made beef salami in a variety of flavors as well as a collection of pickled vegetables.
Have a seat and relax with a pick-me-up in the Cafe where Debi Degele of The Depoe Baykery will offer an array of delightful original recipe baked goods and coffee for sale during the weekend. Melody Morton Gandy, LMT, will be offering soothing chair massage throughout the weekend.
COMMUNITY BOOTHS OFFER A CHANCE TO HELP AND LEARN
Crafts on the Coast always offers community groups, using crafts as a way of fundraising, free booth space in the Festival. The Yachats Ladies Club will be featuring a large variety of handmade items for sale. The Scholarship Quilt will be on display and tickets for the Quilt Raffle will be available for purchase. The money from these endeavors goes to various charitable groups.
The Yachats Volunteer Fire Department will be offering tsunami awareness information as well as crafts for sale. Stop by and learn something new and useful.
LINCOLN COUNTY ARTISANS YOU WILL SEE…
Lincoln County is a true treasure chest of ingenuity and talent. Featured artisans include: Mari Corrigan, sterling silver lost wax cast jewelry & high fire ceramics; Linda DeVoy, framed art from vintage, costume jewelry in coastal themes; Sarah Pond, custom framed nature photography; Josh Dossett, hand thrown functional, fun pottery; Ann Mills, Victoriana & country crafts; Mark Jederlinich, practical wood kitchen items using hard woods including Myrtlewood; Ramune Arlauskas, handcrafted products from European linen; Nathan & Jennifer Angelo, natural skin care; Ron Lovell, author of mystery novels; Linda Ruscilli, fine wire crocheted jewelry; Barry Campbell, functional and decorative wood turning; Barry Campbell, functional & decorative wood turning; Jean O’Hearn, Just For Fun jewelry; Linda Thompson, metal print photos, polymer clay light switch plates; Sylvia High, repurposed plastic bag products; Cheka Simonton, hanging metal sculptures with crystals; Kay Klose, Nuno felted clothing & accessories; Linda Addison, Rainbow Gardens, whole life products; Janette Square, award-winning intarsia; Violet Young, Spirit’s Heart Art Coloring Books & calendars; Debi Degle, Depoe Baykery baked goods; Kevin Square, fractal art; JoAnn Campbell, fine art prints and cards; Nicole Loxley, functional leather work; Sherry Secreast, eclectic assemblage jewelry using vintage & upcycled items; Kathi Smith, fashion crocheted hats & scarves; Pam Young, hand built functional & fun ceramic pottery; Kendra Holloway, mermaid wall art; Sue Chittenden, hand gathered sea glass jewelry & art; and Jen Elliott, sculptures & fine art with an ethereal fantasy theme.
R. Artencio from Eugene, Or., creates 3 dimensional nature themed wall art that makes you feel that you are in the picture. She builds these pieces using recycled wooden doors as the backdrop with recycled materials that she sculpts and paints to create extremely realistic natural scenes of trees, ocean cliffs and wild life. The piece that she calls Land’s Edge was inspired by a visit to Yachats where she photographed the dunes and ocean. She was able to re-create the dunes in 3-D along with the action of the ocean on the sand, the washed up logs and other items on the beach as well as the salal and fir along the pathways. These are truly unique and breathtaking renditions of the natural life around us that are able to be touched as well as seen to be enjoyed.
YACHATS, THE PLACE TO BE FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND
Yachats is THE place to be during Memorial Weekend because in addition to the Arts & Crafts Festival there are several other events planned. If you like pie, visit the Yachats Ladies Club Annual Pie Social at the Yachats Ladies Club, 286 W. 3rd St. from 11 until the pies are gone. Handmade pies will be available by the slice with or without ice cream.
On Sunday, The Yachats Lions Club is holding their annual Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lions Hall on Fourth Street, Yachats.
On Sunday from 9-2, The Yachats Farmers Market will be on Fourth Street featuring home grown veggies and craft items.
The 22nd Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival by Crafts on the Coast takes place inside the Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy. 101 at 4th Street in Yachats, Or., 97498, on Saturday, May 25, from 10-4, and Sunday, May 26, from 9-4. Admission and parking are free for this family-friendly event. For more information, please call 541-547-4738.
EVENT DATES: Memorial Weekend Saturday, May 25, from 10-4, and Sunday, May 26, from 9-4
EVENT: 22nd Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival
produced by Crafts on the Coast
WHERE: Inside Yachats Commons
441 Hwy 101 N @ 4th Street
Yachats, OR 97498
WHAT: This Family friendly, juried arts and crafts event features 70 artisans from the Pacific Northwest showcasing their talent with an incredible array of gift-giving options including gourmet foods, fine art, jewelry, clothing, wood, metal fabric, paper and glass art, bath & body products, photography and much more. There will also be free tastings of the gourmet food, craft demonstrations and chair massage.
COST: Free Admission and Free Parking