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!