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SANDUSKY, OH – Sandusky Bay Farmers’ Market & Kids Art Fest | 07-09-10 | Slideshow

July 12, 2010

Umbrella protects produce at the Sandusky Bay Farmers' Market. photo: Matt Monachino

Community members and tourists gathered Friday afternoon – 07/09/10 – at the Sandusky Bay Famers’ Market to experience this seasons fourth available harvest in the Jackson Street Parking Lot. The many faces and available goods were captured by The Erie Wire’s photographer, Jenna Martin, to be viewed in a Picassa Slideshow. Take a look at a colorful side of Sandusky culture, and the warm embrace of fresh local goods.(click on any image to view slideshow)

Plums after the rain at the Friday afternoon Farmers' Market in Sandusky, OH. photo: Matt Monachino

The market is beginning to take on a variety of local vegetables and fruits as we approach the peak of the harvest season. This week we saw the first peach crop from Bergmans Orchards, Atomic Red/Yellow/Purple carrots, sweet corn, all colors of peppers and the second weeks worth of squash and zucchini. New farms spread throughout the Firelands Watersheds (Sandusky, Huron and Vermilion) have joined the Friday market to bring Sanduskians the best of all Ohio produce. Be sure to show your support for local farms by visiting the Friday market from 3-6pm in the Jackson Street Parking Lot.

During the month of July, the Friday market will feature musical acts from Cory Berlekamp of Troubled Mountain Trio, Toledo, and traveling musicians out of Colorado. On July 30, nationally touring musicians Coco & Lafe will be performing a free show to create awareness about local food and farmers markets. They are playing at 100 farmers’ markets across the U.S. this summer, with Sandusky Bay Farmers’ Market on their list of planned performances! Stop down to hang out and enjoy the sound at the Friday market.

Cory Berlekamp of Troubled Mountain Trio performs at the Sandusky Bay Farmers' Market on Friday afternoon. photo: Jenna Martin


Also this was the fourth week for Kids Art Fest, where kids were loaded with paint and brushes to create their own rendition of a “Mondrian” painting. The Sandusky Bay Farmers’ Market website reads:

Paiting Mondrian for the Kids Art Fest at the Sandusky Bay Farmers' Market on Friday afternoons. photo: Jenna Martin

Every Friday from June 18th to August 6th the Farmers’ Market will host a Kids Art Fest where children of all ages can come and learn how to throw paint like Picasso. Athena Pribanic, a fine arts student at the Columbus College of Art and Design, will be instructing the event week to week. Painting instructions are provided from 3-6pm (kids can arrive at anytime to participate).

Each week kids will learn how to paint like the great artists of the past and present. They’ll be provided with non-toxic paints, a painter’s apron, practice paper,

brushes, and a final prepared canvas where everyone will paint together in the style of that week. See the dates below to attend a session:

  • June 25 – Painting Cubism. “Cubes or Squares?”
  • July 2 – Painting Surrealism. “Paint your dreams.”
  • July 9 Paint like Mondrian. “Red, Blue and Yellow take over.”
  • July 16Painting Impressionism. “Mixing color with light.”
  • July 23Painting Art Nouvea. “Swirls, swirls and more swirls.”
  • July 30Printmaking with puzzles. “Make your mark.”
  • August 6 – Kids Art Show.

At the end of the eight weeks, the Farmers’ Market will showcase all the kids paintings (August 6th). Afterward, the paintings will be rotated in local businesses to be sold as a fundraiser for the program and for the promotion of arts and cultural events in Erie County, OH. Bids will be taken on each painting until September 30th.

Athena Pribanic teaching Mondrian at the Sandusky Bay Farmers' Market. photo: Jenna Martin

Painting Mondrian for the Kids Art Fest during the Sandusky Bay Farmers' Market on Friday afternoons. photo: Jenna Martin

Painting classes during the Kids Art Fest at the Sandusky Bay Farmers' Market. photo: Jenna Martin

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