The Stockholm Art Fair started with ten artists who formed the Stockholm Artists Guild. Their initial goal was to organize an art fair in the park in their very small town of Stockholm, WI – held annually on the third Saturday in July – situated along beautiful, Lake Pepin/Mississippi River. A painting is selected each year for their “poster” and this year marks their 40th year of celebration.
A total of 107 artists were present and it indeed was a very fun day with the weather just perfect – sunny with a slight breeze and temps in the 70’s.
|Friendly program greeter!|
|Food concession area - still early in the day!|
|Henna tattoos for the kids|
Food and music enticed visitors to eat and stop at the entertainment stage to listen to the music of local artists. We were especially interested in listening to the group, “Patchouli”. The duo performers of Julie and Bruce have been together creating their instrumental, folk rock meets Flamenco sound. Since first hearing them several years ago, we were excited to purchase 2 more of their “Terra Guitarra” CD’s to enjoy on our travels.
|Julie Patchouli & Bruce Hecksel|
Here are a few pictures of some of the art work that caught our eyes . . . and in some cases, our pocket books too!
Maple Grove Woods: Custom wood products
|Jeff checking out a "surprise" for me|
|Custom jewelry box made of White Oak|
|Now I can keep my little items organized.|
The Glass Boutique: glass overlay on copper
|We just can't get away from fish, can we?|
|Very unique fiber paperwork|
Patrick J’s Imagination: Creative
Stained Glass Birdhouses
A perfect day for those who sailed and motored in on Lake Pepin.
Just more summer fun for us. We hope that you are enjoying your summer too!
Hugs to all. . .
Kay & Jeff