Friday, August 07, 2015

Eagle Harbor Art Fair to be Aug. 8, 9

By Michele Bourdieu 

St. Peter's by the Sea in Eagle Harbor is the scene of the annual Eagle Harbor Art Fair. Artists' booths offer a variety of art and crafts by local and visiting artists. Inside the church additional art is exhibited, including demonstrations by the featured artist. (Keweenaw Now 2014 photo)

EAGLE HARBOR -- Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA) will host the Eagle Harbor Art Fair this weekend -- from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at St. Peter's by the Sea in Eagle Harbor.

The featured artist this year will be watercolor artist Ellen Torola.

It has been over 50 years that the CCAA is hosting the fair, and it will continue to be as spectacular as ever. More than 60 artist vendors will be selling their wares: photography, pottery, jewelry, painting, woodworking -- just about anything you can think of. Goodies to eat are provided by Eagle Harbor Township to raise money for various projects. There are several lovely hotels in the area and a swimming beach. Restaurants can be found in Eagle Harbor as well as a few miles up or down the road in Eagle River or Copper Harbor. Bring the whole family!

Here are some photos from the 2014 Eagle Harbor Art Fair:

Ceramic artist Miriam Pickens displays a plate she made with a painting of one of her favorite butterflies. Pickens was the featured artist at the 2014 Eagle Harbor Art Fair. (Keweenaw Now 2014 photos)

An exhibit of tiles by Houghton artist Kanak Nanavati was displayed in St. Peter's by the Sea at the 2014 Eagle Harbor Art Fair.

CCAA artists Dolly Luoma, left, and Kanak Nanavati chat at one of the activity tables where visitors can work on art projects during the Fair. 

Fiber artist Andrea Puzakulich displays her  Distant Drum designs at the 2014 Eagle Harbor Art Fair.

Artist Judy Vivian displays a variety of lovely handcrafted items in her booth at the 2014 Fair.

Photographer Steve Brimm and Erika Vye offer a colorful display of Steve's photos for sale in his booth at the 2014 Fair. Steve also operates the EarthWorks Gallery in Copper Harbor.

Artists Bill and Edith Wiard are seen here with Bill's display of his lovely woodworking.

Artist Chuck Young offers his handmade jewelry for sale at the 2014 Fair.

Virginia Jamison of the Keweenaw County Historical Society welcomes visitors to the Society's historic Eagle Harbor School during the 2014 Art Fair.

Gustavo Bourdieu enjoys his first visit to the Eagle Harbor School.

Charlie Hopper of PastyNet was on hand to sell hot dogs during the 2014 Eagle Harbor Art Fair.

Tonight, First Friday, Aug. 7, the Copper Country Associated Artists Gallery will be closed since members will be preparing for the 2015 Eagle Harbor Art Fair this weekend.

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