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Get Crafty at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center

The 14th annual YMCA of the Rockies Arts and Crafts Fair is set to kick off the morning of July 19. The event, which will take place on the Administration Building front porch will feature over 15 local artists showcasing and selling their unique creations.

With artwork ranging from lampworking and wool and wire sculptures to pet toys and ceramics, there’s something for everybody at the Arts and Crafts Fair.

This year’s fair features artists like Karen Dick, Renee MacDougall and Deedee Hampton and the team at Wild Tree Natural, just to name a few.

Karen Dick has been an Estes Park resident for 33 years where she produces pottery in her home studio and does the glazing and firing at the Boulder Potters’ Guild of which she has been a member since 1986.

The majority of her work is stoneware, functional work that is meant to be used and enjoyed in homes

“I have worked in clay for over thirty years now and the fascination of making pots has never faded for me. I hope that my love of working in this medium is conveyed in my pots,” said Dick.

Artist Renee MacDougall also brings something fun to the Arts and Crafts Fair. Working with a medium of fused glass, Renee is able to create eye-catching and unique pieces of art that are not only fun to look at but also function as stylish jewelry.

According to Deedee Hampton, her artwork, which consists of assemblages, reliquaries and paintings, explore the inner landscape, feeding the soul with practices that honor its presence.

Deedee finds her inspirations from a number of sources, including dreams, mythology and a wide spectrum of religious and philosophical beliefs.

As for the team at Wild Tree Natural, their goal is to keep the customer in mind while creating wholesome, natural bath and body products ranging from essential oils to shea body butters and creams that are all made by hand right here in Colorado.

To learn more about the Craft and Design Fair, check out the events calendar on our website. We hope to see you on the morning of July 19!

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