Art and the Vineyard
2012 Art and the Vineyard - Celebrating
The 2012 Art and the Vineyard Festival
takes place July 6, 7, & 8 at Alton Baker Park in Eugene.
From its inception as a small art auction and wine-tasting
event, Art and the Vineyard has grown into the premier art
and wine festival in the Southern Willamette Valley. The festival,
which is the principal fundraiser for the Maude
Kerns Art Center, attracts over 25,000 visitors annually.
Monies raised from the festival help fund the Art Center’s
year-round exhibitions and art classes in all media for children,
teens, and adults.
The “Art” in Art and the
Vineyard is represented by paintings, prints, photographs,
sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, wall hangings, and wearable
art created by over 100 artists in the Artists’
Marketplace. It includes the garden furniture, ceramics,
gates and arbors, and outdoor sculpture by the over 20 artists
in Art For Your Garden, where artwork
is enhanced by the flowers and foliage of native plants. And
there’s also art to be enjoyed at the Specialty
Booths as well as artist demonstrations throughout the
area at Art and the Vineyard gives wine connoisseurs and novices
alike the chance to sample the best the Willamette Valley
and beyond has to offer. And to complement the wine are dishes
from many nations available in the International
Art and the Vineyard is a festival
with multi-generational appeal. The Youth
Art Arena gives the younger crowd the chance to enjoy
art-making activities and displays provided by a variety of
community organizations. The Youth Stage provides entertainment
- - music, theatre, dance, storytelling, and more - - all
three days of the festival.
It’s not only the visual arts
that give Art and the Vineyard its special flavor. Main
Stage Music plays a big part in the weekend’s festivities.
This year’s event again brings in regionally recognized