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SANDUSKY, OH – Sandusky Bay Farmers’ Market & Kids Art Fest | 07-30-10 | Slideshow

August 3, 2010

Painting Impresionism for the Kids Art Fest at the Sandusky Bay Farmers Market on Friday afternoons. photo: Jenna Martin

Community members and tourists gathered Friday afternoon – 07/30/10 – at the Sandusky Bay Famers’ Market to experience this seasons July 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)

On July 30, nationally touring musicians Coco & Lafe performed 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, and Sandusky Bay Farmers’ Market was on their list of performances!

Coco and Lafe performing at the Sandusky Bay Farmers' Market on Friday afternoons in downtown Sandusky. photo: Jenna Martin

Printmaking at the Sandusky Bay Farmers' Market on Friday afternoons. photo: Jenna Martin

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

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).

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.

Anyone interested in placing a bid can do so as of today by emailing – sanduskybayfarmersmarket@gmail.com – with the details of your name and contact information, along with the total of your bid. All paintings will be displayed at Mr. Smith’s Coffeehouse and the new Crush Winebar in downtown Sandusky. Everyone will have the chance to bid on the paintings by filing their information into folder located nearest to the paintings.


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