We kick of the start of our 41st Corvallis Fall Festival Year by sending out a heap of artist applications today. About 60 artists and guild booths from last year will receive an invitation to return without having to re-jury. Everyone else better have top-notch photos of their artwork. They’ll have to put their fates in the hands of the jurors who meet in May to select who will fill the remaining 100 booth spots. This is how we bring a diverse and spectacular group of arts and crafts makers to Corvallis each September for you to meet and learn more from.
If you’re an artist or musician, you can download an application from our website.
Art Zone Woodblock sculpture
Thanks to all who came, saw, shopped, danced, volunteered and enjoyed the 40th Corvallis Fall Festival. Because of you our weekend was a smashing success.
The Art Zone was jam-packed with activity. Arts and craft lovers galore created a lovely stream through the circles of fall colors and colorful artwork in Central Park. It truly was a community-wide art party that was wonderful to witness. We built it and you came!
As this is my last post as Director, it sure feels great going out with a bang.
Time to get your groove on Corvallis! Join us this Saturday night and boogie to the tunes of the hottest funk and soul band in the PNW.
Where? Main stage.
When? 7:30 PM
How Much? FREE!
Why? Dancing is good for the soul.
Check out the full lineup for our 40th annual! And then come on down to Central Park with your dancing shoes shined.
Glue, bubbles, paint, and puppets….what can be more fun! Come join us for a creating-good-time at the Art Discovery Zone located in the big tent at the Central Park Plaza. This year, thanks to our sponsors, all activities in the discovery zone are FREE! Learn about capturing wind power with Blue Sky Renewable Energy program, identify native butterflies with the Corvallis Environmental Center, get a taste of other language with the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, build woodblock sculptures with Ashbrook Independent School, and more!
Check out a list of all the Discovery Zone activities on our website!
Be sure and pay a visit to our local up and coming artists at the junior vendor area. Young, innovative artists, ages 9-13, have been working hard on their creations to showcase at the festival. This year, we had a record number of applicants and will host 48 junior vendors selling everything from paintings, ceramics, jewelry, fabric arts, beeswax candles, and more. All items are made by the young artists and are priced at $10 or less. Be sure and check out their booths and show support for a new generation! Long live the Arts!
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Every wanted to try your hand at glass mosaic? What about portraiture? Wondering how that glass bead was made? Knitting anyone? Answer these questions and more by paying a visit to our NEW Art Circle, located on the north side of the festival (on the edge of the park before you hit the food booths) and give it a go. Read more about a few of our participating organizations: Sacred Shard Mosaics ;Stash ; and The Drawing Board.
Fall Festival Logistic Signage
Tuesday night our first Set Up team will be out marking the perimeter of Central Park with about 150 No Parking signs. This brave crew will be out with duct tape, staple guns and heavy-duty mallets. (Hopefully they won’t have to use their tools to fend off any disgruntled neighbors losing a parking space for the weekend.)
Pounding a stake of wood into dry ground that hasn’t seen very much rain this summer can be a challenge but our team is up to the task. Luckily there are a lot of poles and signs that can stand in as places to tape to rather than pounding in.
Hopefully the benefits of our arts festival within walking distance makes up for it for any inconveniences our Central Park neighbors may experience!
Getting here is easy. Don’t forget that Saturday arriving via Alternative Transportation will get you $1-Off your Festival Merchandise purchase, while supplies last.
Wondering what might be in your soap? Time to go ‘au naturel’ with a yummy scrub from Sierra Nevada Soap Company! SNSC crafts products containing sustainable oils which are 100% cruelty free. Soaps are handmade in small batches and begin with a base of virgin olive oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, coconut oil, purified water and/or goat milk. Sierra Nevada also uses natural colorants such as alfalfa and blackberry and infuses their soaps with a large volume of pure botanical essential oils and natural spices. Their collection of handmade soaps, body and massage oils, bath salts, and unique soap dishes can be found this year at our 40th Annual Corvallis Fall Festival. Check out their goodies at www.sierranevadasoap.com .
See a full list of participating artists on our website.
“…all I really need is some garlic, a little olive oil, and a wooden spoon.” Lee Havlicek reprinted from ‘In Praise of Wooden Spoons’ full article available at slate.com
OK foodies, you know where your eggs come from, you know where your beets are grown, but do you know who made the spoon that stirs all of your stews, brews, and sauces? Now is your chance to further your intentions to ‘go local’ in your kitchen with the lovely creations of Puff and Ray Smith of Wanna Spoon located in Marcola, OR. The Smiths take exceptional pride in crafting beautiful, enduring wooden spoons that will soon become a staple of your kitchen. They look like works of art but they are meant to be used and used well: a Wanna Spoon? spoon is beautiful and practical!
See a full list of participating artists on our website www.corvallisfallfest.org
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