Kings Mountain Art Fair
Labor Day Weekend
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
September 2, 3 and 4
Three day art fair in the redwoods!
Started in 1963, the Kings Mountain Art Fair is an annual event, held every Labor Day weekend. The Art Fair benefits the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, the Kings Mountain Elementary School and other community activities and is staffed completely by volunteers from the local community.
Since 2006, I've been exhibiting my art annually in this wonderful redwood park setting as part of the Kings Mountain Art Fair. We've spent many Labor Day Weekends in these inspiring redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Woodside, CA. The fair is an all volunteer run event for the benefit of several local charities, including the local fire department and their elementary school. The fair has gained national status as a premier art event, showcasing many talented artists and artisans from around the country. I've been very fortunate in each year being selected to participate.
In 2020 and 2021 the fair happened as a "virtual event", with a website hosting artists in their home studios, and visitors from around the world able to connect in on line to view art, chat with artists, and purchase special finds. Last year, in 2022, the fair came back live in the redwoods, and WOW what a response. We hope for another great experience in the redwood park again this year, for both visitors and exhibitors. It is a wonderful experience for me to greet new and past visitors, while showing and telling about my art.
It is always a treat to spend the weekend in the redwoods, talking about art and sending my oil paintings and prints to new homes. I will be in my usual place down in the fine art glen. On your way into this free event, pick up a map of the exhibitor locations along the winding paths through the redwoods. I have new large and small paintings that attest to the beauty of our Pacific coastline and the fertile fields and pastoral meadows beyond.
Tenacious Cypress, a 30x40 oil on canvas painting shown here in progress, should be completed and available for this Labor Day Weekend exhibition.