The 44th Annual Winter Park ArtAffair featured more than 70 vendors and artists. Fine Art, Fine Crafts, Live Music, Food and Demonstrations, a local’s favorite in Hideaway Park.
44th Annual Alpine ArtAffair Wrap
The 44th Annual Alpine Art Affair was held this past weekend at Hideaway Park in Winter Park. Artists and vendors from across the region exhibited their very best with a variety of crafts, artwork and assorted media, and, the park was packed on Saturday and Sunday. The Alpine Art Affair is a juried art exhibit, with proceeds from vendor fees going to local scholarships promoting continued growth of young artists in the greater Winter Park community.
The Lions Club served pancakes for breakfast, and, Grand County Historical Association served “Hot dogs and brats for history” to lunch diners. The Hawkquest exhibit of various Birds of Prey, and, free face painting for children were both very popular booths. Local musicians also played to the crowd on the new stage, adding a pleasant vibe to the well-attended event.
I was lucky to participate as a judge for this year’s event, and, I found the vendors to be very engaged and, overall, they seemed quite happy to have the opportunity to exhibit their works in this beautiful place we call home. With both local and Colorado regional vendors on site, it was a delightful way to spend my Saturday. Of course, once the judging was complete, I was then able to return to several of the vendors and purchase a few wonderful pieces of jewelry and art I’d discovered along the course of my judging tour.
Here’s a list of the winning exhibitors from this year’s Alpine Art Affair:
- Buxie Jo Bags, Best in Show
- Karen Vance, Best Fine Art
- Creekside Wood Designs, Best Fine Craft
- Shooting Star, Best in Pottery/Sculpture
- PR Batik, Best in Fiber
- Jewelry Expressions & Art, Best in Glass
- Roger Doak Photography, Best in Photography
- Koury Wildlife Art Painting, Best in Painting
- Reflections in Metal, Best in Metal Work
- Meg Harper, Best in Mixed Media
This year, unlike in the last few years, the Alpine Art Affair stood alone, not alongside a music festival, and, this seemed to work out very well for the vendors and the visitors alike. I am already looking forward to next year’s event!