It was a beautiful weekend for the 45th annual Alpine ArtAffair at Hideaway Park. Attendees strolled the grounds in search of the creation (or three) they couldn’t live without, often returning to one of the over 70 vendors when the final choice was made. Kids had their faces painted, the Fraser Valley Lions Club flipped hundreds of pancakes for the early risers, Smokin Moe’s Ribhouse took care of the lunch crowd and favorites such as kettle corn, frozen drinks and bars tided over those in-between.
On Saturday, visitors enjoyed the unusually warm, sunny weather while musician Weston Smith played from the Rendezvous Event Center stage. Sunday’s overcast weather did not dampen the spirits of the vendors or attendees. While it looked like rain most of the day, only a few drops fell. Local band, Red Dirt Hill, played a lively set of music for the crowd as they browsed the aisles.
The wealth of talented exhibitors made it difficult for the juried event’s judges to make their award selections.
Below is a list of this year’s winners:
Best of Show: Carved Canvas
Best of Fine Art: Donna M Cox
Best of Fine Craft: Lost Girl Metalworks
Best of Ceramics: Mikkelson Pottery
Best of Fiber: Buxie Jo Bags
Best of Glass: Miss Olivia’s Line
Best of Jewelry: 2B Jewelry
Best of Metal: Mike’s Metal-ing
Best of Mixed Media: Erlund Johnson Studios
Best of Painting: A-dorn Artworks
Best of Photography: Casey Chinn
Best of Sculpture: Shooting Star
Best of Wood: R Designs
The Alpine ArtAffair also awarded scholarships to four students in pursuit of the arts:
Ashley Trotter, Boston College
Linneya Gardner, University of Denver
Theo Loo, Montana State University
Cole Wettersten, Colorado Film School
Cheryl Day awarded 7 Everyday Hero
Denver’s ABC affiliate, Channel 7, also made a special appearance at the event to present ArtAffair Director, Cheryl Day, with the 7 Everyday Hero award for her dedication and commitment to the annual event. The tape of the presentation will air on Sunday, July 22, during the Channel 7 news broadcast. Thank you, Cheryl, for the tremendous job you do every year to make the Alpine ArtAffair the highlight of the summer!