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Redmond Arts Festival on tap Aug. 15-17
The Redmond Arts Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 15-17 at Redmond Town Center (RTC), 7525 166th Ave. N.E.
It is the city's premier annual arts event, featuring 65 artists booths, live music on a main stage, food trucks, a retailer sidewalk sale and special installations of art. For 2014, there will be a wine and beer garden sponsored by Portteus Winery.
The festival is run through a partnership between RTC and VALA Eastside, a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization. Artists from all over Washington state come to the festival to present a wide range of fine arts and crafts.
The VALA Art Installation Artists’ Reception will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 at its art center, next door to Z Gallerie in RTC. The event is free with a $5 suggested donation. There will be wine and light appetizers.
At the festival, VALA Eastside’s featured artists Anna Macrae and Flora Ramirez Bustamante will be leading a community art project. The community art creations explore the idea of "home" and are a part of the "Voices in the Corridor" project.
VALA Eastside will host a juried art installation to honor a juried selection of artists participating in this year’s festival from Aug. 14-29. The artists selected to showcase their work are: Becky Jeanes, Briand Sanderson, Cheryl Brown, Debbie Donaway, Denise Shaffer, Ed Leckert, Erika Simon, Gauri Tare, Heather Daveno, Heather Washburn, Karsten Boysen, Kelly Neu, Lesa Barry, Lisa Middleton, Marcia Mueller, Mila Winn, Page Gehrke, Pamela Wickard, Rachel Bajema, Sadia Hussain, Tammy Paine and Trudy Travis.
“We’re excited to showcase hand-selected artwork, in our new art center, created by artists that will be selling their work during the Redmond Arts Festival,” said Jessica Lambert, VALA co-founder and president.