9th Annual Effingham Artisan Fair

will be held on May 10, 2014

The Effingham Artisan Fair turns Downtown Effingham into an art gallery for residents and visitors to enjoy on from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, May 10, 2014 as the arts are celebrated. Work from over 40 artists from across the region will be on display for purchase, including oil paintings, pottery, jewelry and sculptures.

To start Saturday Morning off with a bang:

Get involved in the Helen Matthes Library QUIT VEGGIN' amd GET BOOKIN' 5K Family Run and Walk.  Want to sign up for the Quit Veggin' and Get Bookin 5K Family Run and Walk?  Click here to get application. Click here for online registration 

When you are are done running - come to the downtown Square and visit all the Artisans showing their talents and visit the Wine Tasting, Kids Corner and Can-Do-Art.

The Downtown Businesses will be doing a COFFEE CRAWL.  Go to participating Businesses and get a cup of coffee and a card punched.  Turn card into INFORMATION BOOTH to be entered into a drawing for a prize.

But do not forget Friday-Nights Kick-off  before the Artisan Fair - The community will be having it's Annual Arts and Hearts celebration from 5 to 8 pm Friday, May 9, 2014. This year we have most Artisans setting up on Friday Night to give you a sneak peak of their artistic talents.  They will have art available for purchase at this time.  Any accepted Artisan wishing to join us - please call Lisa - Fair Coordinator at 217-821-7510 to register for Friday in addition to Saturday. (There is no additional cost for Friday).

Events include:

Friday - May 9, 2014

Non-Profit Groups to have booths setup

  • Food available by IGA, Gabby Goat and Sausage Haus- Each will bring their specialities.
  • For the Sweet tooth - Oma Gisi's German Bakery, Doris Yoder's Kitchen, Holli's Flour Shop, Tropical Sno, and Pepsi
  • Wine and Beer Tasting - 9 Wineries and  7+ breweries
  • Music entertainment during the Wine tasting
  • Sneak Peak of most Artisans

ARC ART AUCTION - an Original 4' X 5' oil painting by Jacky Jordan Anderson, a renowned Artist and co-founder of the Effingham Art Guild.  Jacky was not only instrumental for the growth of the "ARTS Community" in Effingham County but also for its on-going success.   Jacky's Art is Nationally known and her art is highly desirable among Galleries and collectors'. This painting will be sold to the highest bidder at the Annual ARC/CSS Art Auction fundraiser to be held this year in downtown Effingham on May 9, 2014 at 6:30pm.  ARC Community Support Systems would like to express their sincere appreciation to Taylor Law Offices for the donation of this amazing painting.  Click here to see painting

Saturday - May 10, 2014

Over 40 Artisan are coming to show their works of art starting at 10:00am

  • Quit Veggin' and Get Bookin' 5K Family Run and Walk -
  • Music on the Square
  • Kids Korner - games and crafts
  • CAN-DO-Art - Proceeds for Catholic Charities- Come VOTE for your favorite
  • Food available by IGA, Gabby Goat and Sausage Haus- Each will bring their specialities.
  • For the Sweet tooth - Oma Gisi's German Bakery, Doris Yoder's Kitchen, Holli's Flour Shop, Tropical Sno, and Pepsi

Wine and Beer Tasting - 9 wineries and breweries

 

 

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