ESPAÑOLA — The 33rd Annual Espanola Valley Arts Festival honoring its handmade history takes place this weekend, Sept. 29 and 30 at the Plaza de Espanola Convento.
The festival will feature 60 artists that will showcase their work. A wide variety of art mediums and styles such as, woodwork, metal, glass, sculpture, pottery, contemporary clay, weaving, furniture, fabric art, quilts, photography, retables, bultos, tinwork, jewelry, acrylic, watercolor and oil paintings, will be on display.
The festival will also have a booth for “youth art” that will highlight our young artists.
Any youth can still enter by bringing their piece to the youth booth. Judging on youth art will also take place. There will also be a Arts kidz zone with fun art activities for kids of all ages.
Kicking off the festival is a reception announcing the category winners of the Arts Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 28 at the Espanola Convento from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
“Espanola is home to several renown artists and preforming artists who will be participating in this years festival and come discover new artists, says Espanola Valley Arts Festival President, Manny Martinez. This is a perfect opportunity to do your holiday shopping and support our local artisans.”
The two-day family event will have food vendors and a full packed day of live music and dance performances. The public is encouraged to come and vote the Peoples Choice Award designating their favorite artist. This is a no-fee family event so bring your lawn chairs, umbrellas and sun screen and enjoy 2-days of art and music.