The YMCA of the Rockies will host its 13th annual Arts and Crafts fair on Thursday, July 13th, 2017. Each year, local and regional artists gather on the Administration Building front porch from 8am to 5pm to showcase and sell their artwork. There will be a variety of jewelry, paintings, wall decor, pottery, quilts, fused glass, and much, much more.
One of our featured artists, Sunny Monaco, from Boulder, CO, is known for her whimsical ornaments and bright colored clay dishes with positive messages engraved on them. Her work has been on display at the BMOCA gallery in Boulder, as well as in art galleries in Niwot, CO, Halifax, Canada, and Indian Lake, NY. In addition to Monaco’s independent work, she is also co-founder of the company Stella Riga, a mother-daughter artwork collaboration. Their work combines wire beading with ceramic pieces and can be found in shops and galleries in Denver, Buena Vista, Winter Park, Golden, Fort Collins and many other locations.
Some local artists that will be in attendance include Karen Dick and Patti Rau. These artists will be bringing pottery and handmade kitchen items, as well as baby quilts. Their designs are guaranteed to impress and inspire anyone passing through the fair. In addition to the Estes Park natives, there will also be artists hailing from Tucson, AZ, Wauzeka, WI, Firestone, CO, Thornton, CO, and Loveland, CO.
The fair is open to everyone and admission is free. Please contact Sarah Gabelhouse at the YMCA of the Rockies, Craft & Design Center, at 970-586-3341 ext. 1277, for any inquiries regarding the event.