Arts And Crafts Fair At Ashley Pond Park Saturday

Pine needle baskets by Vicki Moore are among the items that will be on sale at the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
Large metal pieces created by Greg  Gowen of Studio G 7. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

A long-time tradition is getting a new look. The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) is relocating its annual spring arts and crafts fair from Fuller Lodge to Ashley Pond Park.

The fair, which is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, changed venues due to the renovations occurring at Fuller Lodge.

Despite loving the lawn outside of Fuller Lodge, LAAC Executive Director Marlane Hamilton said she is looking forward to hosting the fair in a new location. “I think it will make it exciting,” she said. She pointed out the pond offers great visibility plus, the pond hosts many community events. “I think it will be a positive change,” Hamilton added.

Jewelry by Vickie Deane. Courtesy photo

This year’s fair will feature the wide variety of art that the LAAC’s arts and crafts fairs are known for;  shoppers can browse through artists’ booths selling everything from jewelry and paintings to clothing and pottery. This year’s fair will also feature Party to Go’s inflatable bouncy houses and booths hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center as well as the Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

Food vendors including David’s Dogs, Platero’s Navajo Tacos and Fry Bread will be at the fair, too.

To commemorate LAAC’s 50th anniversary, LAAC will sell tote bags with the arts organization’s 50th anniversary logo on them. The totes cost $5 each. Additionally, LAAC board members and volunteers will sell raffle tickets for an original oil painting by Santa Fe Artist Wendy Higgins. Tickets cost $5 each or $20 for five. The winning ticket will be drawn during the LAAC annual meeting June 9.

Hamilton encourages people to check out the happenings at Ashley Pond Park. “Everyone come out and enjoy the fair,” she said.