Sunriver Art Fair – Where Art Shines Bright.
Applications for the 2019 Sunriver Art Fair are open.
Sunriver Art Fair provides a dramatic outdoor gallery where the whole family can explore,
enjoy and experience outstanding art and entertainment in a relaxed, scenic setting, August 10-
12, 2018. This year’s fair promises to be the best yet!
“We are delighted that we were voted Favorite Small Town Art Fair in the nation and one
of the Top 50 Overall in the nation for the second consecutive year”, said Kathleen Turner
Meyer, event chairperson. “The range and quality of art we are able to present is simply
Sunriver Art Fair is a 3-day, juried fine arts event held in the beautiful Village at Sunriver.
More than 75 artists will display and sell their artwork, including ceramics, glass, jewelry,
painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, woodworking, drawing and mixed media. There is a
mix of styles to meet a range of personal tastes and budgets. It makes for a great weekend of art,
music and sunshine for all to enjoy. Several favorite artists are returning as well as many new
artists who will be on display for the first time this year.
“Artists really enjoy our fair and look forward meeting and mixing with visitors and
volunteers,” states Meyer. There will be live professional entertainment all three days, ranging
from Hawaiian to bluegrass to swing. Special events include a Saturday night street dance in the
Village, featuring crowd favorite, JuJu Eyeball, a marvelous Beatles tribute band.
A children’s drop-in art center lets young artists try out their skills and makes it possible
for the whole family to experience the Art Fair. The children’s center is open from 10:00am-
1:00pm, all three days. A variety of tasty food items are available for purchase at the Village
restaurants and shops.
“Many people do not know that our Art Fair has a greater philanthropic purpose. As the
largest fundraiser for the Sunriver Women’s Club, our net proceeds go directly to local
nonprofits helping children and families,” states Meyer. “We are extremely proud of the positive
impact our efforts have had in the larger community.”
The Sunriver Art Fair is a year in the planning, and involves more than 140 volunteers of
the Sunriver Women’s Club. Over the last several years, the nonprofit club has distributed more
than $530,000 to community agencies that meet the basic needs (i.e., shelter, health, food,
clothing and education) in the Three Rivers and South Deschutes County area.
Join art lovers, collectors, browsers, and many others Friday, August 10 and Saturday
August 11, 9:30 am-6 pm, and Sunday, August 12, 9:30 am-4 pm.