First ever Fern Prairie ART FEST slated for July 18-19

Call to artists is now open

The Fern Prairie ART FEST is a new two-day event connecting area artists and the community. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 18 & 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The ART FEST will be staged in the peaceful and tranquil setting of Shangri-La Farm, located 1.5 miles north of Lacamas Lake. A total of 15 artists will be invited to participate in the juried show.  

The Fern Prairie ART FEST is a new two-day event connecting area artists and the community. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 18 & 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Image courtesy of Liz Pike
The Fern Prairie ART FEST is a new two-day event connecting area artists and the community. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 18 & 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Image courtesy of Liz Pike

“This year, so many wonderful art events have been canceled. Many local artists are without venues to show and sell their work,” said organizer Liz Pike. “Art is an important part of life. It unites us as people. It’s clearly missing in today’s current events. With the Fern Prairie ART FEST, I’m focused on providing a high quality art festival free to the public with an affordable booth fee to help out artists.” 

Pike is a local artist who participates in several regional art events. Her work is represented by Camas Gallery and she was selected to be in a one-woman art show at Three Creeks Library in Salmon Creek in 2019 and in 2020. She has also been a featured artist on the Clark County Open Studios Tour for the past three years. 

At the Fern Prairie ART FEST, artists have an opportunity to show and sell their work to the public, surrounded by the gardens at Shangri-La Farm. Social distance guidelines will be utilized for the safety of artists and the public. 

A call to artists is now open. Interested artists must submit a jury application by June 30th in order to be considered. There is no jury fee. Accepted artists will pay $40, which includes a 10-foot by 10-foot booth both days. The call to artists, an application form and guidelines may all be found at LizPike.ART. Click on ART FEST. Artists may contact Pike directly at PikeAdvertising@comcast.net  or by calling (360) 281-8720.

Attendees to the ART FEST are asked to park at rented Grove Field Airport parking lot. Walk the 1/4 mile trail through the woods to Shangri-La Farm or take the free “Sunflower Mobile” shuttle service.  

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