I love arts and crafts fairs. I even love the ones where grade school kids create Popsicle stick boxes. The ones I admire most are those where the talent is unparalleled and the items are unique. I’d like to think that I’m talented in many things, but generally speaking, artistic endeavors are not included in my talent pool. Therefore, I search out craftspeople whose genetic makeup steers toward creative originality.
If you, like me, are captured by the exquisite work of artists, then you should note October 4 & 5 on your calendar. Leave the errands and chores and treat yourself to a day enjoying artistic accomplishments. And guys, don’t think this is just for the gals – it’s not all frills and
fluff. I guarantee you’ll enjoy it too. There are always some intricate woodworking, brilliant photography or elaborate leather tooling artists. And you can sidle off to the terrific food booths! Great variety and delicious.
It’s estimated that upwards of 25,000 people enjoy this premier autumn fair — and this year will be the 37th Annual Huachuca Art Association’s Art in the Park. This show is a juried affair, which means that a panel of judges from the Art Association reviews submissions for participation.
About 250 vendors will be selling their handcrafted items, to include: woodworking, textiles, ceramics and pottery, stained glass, photography, paintings, copper works, dolls, gourmet food and more. Some years ago, I bought a king-sized hand-sewn quilt from a lovely Texas lady. A fine piece of needlework. I never fail to admire it.
October is a beautiful month in southeastern Arizona and Cochise County. Treat yourself and make October more beautiful by dropping by Sierra Vista’s Art in the Park on Oct. 4 & 5 in Veterans’ Memorial Park.