Artarama Comes to Eagle River for 42nd Year

Jul 16, 2014

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.