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Eagle Harbor Art Fair

A little something for everyone

August 9, 2012
By ZACH KUKKONEN - DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

EAGLE HARBOR - The Copper Country Associated Artists' biggest volunteer event of the year has a little something for everyone, from demonstrations to artists' booths to food.

Taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of the St. Peter's by the Sea Church in Eagle Harbor, the Eagle Harbor Art Fair will celebrate its 52nd year this weekend.

More than 60 artists' booths will be featured at the event, with photographers, jewelers, sculptors, painters, woodcrafters, potters and more, including several artists from the CCAA who will have a display in the "undercroft" of the church.

"This is a juried art show, so typically it's high quality work," Miriam Pickens with the CCAA said.

Artists will also be doing demonstrations throughout the day. Among others, glass artists will be showing their craft, and Dolly Luoma will be demonstrating basket-making. Keweenaw Historical National Park and the Sandstone Piecemakers - a quilting group - will also have booths. Snacks will be available from the Lions Club at the fire hall.

"The Eagle Harbor people will be putting out food and there will be a bake sale as well," Pickens said.

Bob Dawson is the featured artist for the Eagle Harbor Art Fair. A Toivola resident, Dawson's work ranges from objective to abstract, including sketches, acrylics and watercolors.

"He's really into the natural environment of the Keweenaw," Pickens said.

The funds from the Eagle Harbor Art Fair go to the nonprofit CCAA, which staffs the event with all volunteers.

"It's an all hands on deck activity," Pickens said.



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