For your listening pleasure, live music will be provided on two stages throughout the day. The south stage will show case Formerly Three from Nebraska, at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.
From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. artisans will be giving presentations around the Plaza Square. Artisan presentations will include: fast draw shooting by the Deer Creek Regulators; “Fleece to Fabric” by Area Weavers & Spinners and The Shepherd’s Mill; black smith techniques with Brian Bethke; painting by certified Bob Ross instructors T.R. Matthews and Sandy Seamone; wheel throwing techniques on the potter’s wheel; and local artist, Staci Hartman, will be on hand to demonstrate oil painting.
After strolling around the Plaza Square, please step inside the museum and meander through the gallery. Our exhibit “Luster: Realism & Hyperrealism in Contemoporary Autombile and Motorcycle Painting” is a must see! And, while you are inside, don’t forget to look at the handmade wood items by Joe Kirkendall, Oxford, Nebraska, for sale in our Artist of the Month area.
Amble over to the Community Room where you can check out antique appraising, quilting demonstrations, and membership sales. From 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., antique appraiser Bob Jones will be available to give a free verbal approximation of value on two of your antiques. At 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Janie Lowry will be giving demonstrations on “Quilted Table Toppers.” And, don’t forget to stop by the membership table to purchase or renew your Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum membership. Purchasing a membership during the Arts & Crafts Fair automatically enters you in the Purchase Prize drawings. $500.00 dollars worth of purchase prize certificates will be given away in drawings held at 10:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Remember to stick around….you must be present to win.
At 9:00 a.m. Inflate-o-Fun will be ready to entertain the children with a Bungee Trampoline and Train Combo Jump and Slide. At 1:00 p.m. the Kid’s Tent will host free face painting.
The highlight of the day will be the selection of 12 new winners (and two alternates) of the coveted “Artist of the Month” award. This year’s crafters will be judged for their uniqueness, quality of craft, and display. Winners will be presented with ribbons and certificates prior to the public announcement and photos at 2:30 p.m.
Join us for our 45th Annual Hansen Arts & Crafts Fair, Saturday, August 18, 2018, on the beautiful Hansen Plaza Square in downtown Logan, Kansas. Come hungry, bring your wallet, and wear your walking shoes. You’ll leave with a smile.