12th Annual Effingham Artisan Fair Wraps Up Today


Published on May 5 2017 10:24 am
Last Updated on May 5 2017 9:14 pm

The 12th Annual Effingham Artisan Fair wraps up with a full day of activities today.

Today's events will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Artisan Fair where downtown is transformed into an art gallery with works from over 30 artists, on display for purchase. The Sculpture on the Avenues outdoor exhibition will officially open, too. Stop by the Information Booth for a Culture Guide and walk downtown and learn more about the beautiful sculptures in our city.

Artwork for sale includes oil paintings, pottery, jewelry, and sculptures. Several artists will demonstrate their craft at the event.

Friday night activities included the TREC trike races. 17 teams entered this year. The Dog was the champion team.

The annual CSS Art Auction had its most successful year ever. $10,000 was raised to support the CSS Art Program. All of the more than 30 works of art auctioned were painted by consumers of the Art Program.

As mentioned, as part of the event, the Artisan Fair features wine, beer and whiskey sampling. There will be regional wineries and several different craft beers available for sampling. This event will open from 12 – 5 p.m. today.

Other activities during the Artisan Fair today include the Kids Korner, food fair, and live musical entertainment near the wine tent. The Effingham County Court House Museum will also be open for tours.

Check out the Effingham Artisan Fair’s website for more details on times at www.effinghamartisanfair.com.

There is also a bonus in the downtown area. The Downtown Effingham Business Group will be sponsoring the “Downtown Art Crawl.” Grab a map from the Information Booth and pop inside participating downtown businesses to make a quick craft, watch live art, view local art exhibits, listen to live music and take your photo in one of many locally made photo cut-outs. Be sure to take your map to the downtown businesses to get it hole punched, then take it back to Stang Arts to be entered to win “downtown dollars.” The event is free and will be occurring today during the fair.

For more information about the Artisan Fair, phone 800-772-0750 or 217-342-5310. Also, visit www.effinghamartisanfair.com or look on Facebook for “Effingham Artisan Fair.”