Eagle River is hosting a long-running art show and sale this weekend. About a hundred exhibitors will participate in the 42nd year of Artarama, the juried fine art event.
Artarama chairperson Lori Hahn says it’s a competitive process to get into the show, and a committee tries to select a diverse representation of art forms.
“We jury the artwork in March, and we try to pick a number of artists in several different media. It ranges from painters to potters, woodworkers, chainsaw carving, metal sculpture…”
Hahn says there’s also a place in the show for young artists. The Young at Art tent features artists age 18 and under.
“This year we have a five-and-a-half year old boy, who’s going make postcards and paintings and he’s going to sign them for you. And we have anywhere from five and a half to thirteen years old this year I believe.”
Saturday’s event also includes a silent auction to raise money for scholarships and artist-in-residency programs.
Artarama is 9 to 3 on Saturday at Riverside Park in Eagle River.