A scene from the 2017 Los Alamos Arts Council’s Arts Fair. This year’s fair is May 5 on the lawn of Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Arts Council announces that its annual Spring Arts Fair is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 on the lawn of Fuller Lodge. Admission to the fair is free.
About 70 artists from New Mexico and other Southwestern states will display their creative work, 99 percent of which is for sale to the public.
One of the few juried arts and craft shows in the area, shoppers can browse some top-notch wares including sculptures, fiber art, pottery, paintings, photographs and jewelry. There also will be some culinary masterpieces for sale such as honey, jams and nuts. Food vendors will sell lunch.
The Los Alamos Arts Council has presented the Spring Fair every year since 1967 and this year’s fair will feature 75 artisans in New Mexico, the fair offers both traditional and contemporary art forms. All of the items displayed are handmade or hand-crafted and have originated in New Mexico or nearby states.
The fair will feature items such as pottery, weavings, clothing, wood workings paintings, jewelry, photography and more.
The fair is one of the biggest fundraisers for the arts council.
Proceeds from booth rental fees are used to present cultural programs throughout the year.
Every year the nonprofit council has presented dozens of arts related programs, that include an annual Art/Flight Kite Festival, Missoula Children’s Theatre, noontime Brown Bag Performances at Fuller Lodge, seasonal celebrations such as the Los Alamos Pumpkin Glow, Scarecrow Contest and Senior Recitals.
Most of the programs are offered free to the public.
The Los Alamos Arts Council has been producing and presenting the Spring Arts Fair in May every year since 1968.
For more information, visit LosAlamosArtsCouncil.org or call 505.663.0477
Brian Tacang’s work. Courtesy photo
Melody Sauceda’s work. Courtesy photo
Alex Kurtz’s work. Courtesy photo
Ross Lockridge’s work. Courtesy photo