For anyone hoping to add a unique piece of art or furniture to their home or garden, stopping in downtown Camas should definitely be on this weekend’s “to do” list.
The 11th annual Camas Vintage & Art Faire returns from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, and will fill the streets of downtown Camas with a variety of vintage, antique and “upcycled” items for the home and garden, as well as a collection of art, jewelry, ceramics, photography and more from local artists.
“This event is a great mix of relaxed and energized,” said Carrie Schulstad, executive director of the Downtown Camas Association (DCA) in a press release about the annual event. “It has a comfortable, strolling feel, but there is always an excitement when you are looking for vintage treasures or experiencing beautiful new art.”
More than 60 vendors will set up on Northeast Fourth Avenue and Northeast Birch Street near Camas Antiques, located at 305 N.E. Fourth Ave.
Schulstad said there will be several returning vendors as well as a few that are new to the art fair.
Vintage vendors new to the event this year include: Cascade Vintage, which offers 1970s style vintage home accessories, furniture, textiles and decor; Meraki Woods, a vendor that offers vintage-style items crafted from wood, such as boxes, shelves and magazine racks, trays, state signs, cutting boards, spoons and totes; as well as vintage kitchenware and art; and Dora Lou, a vendor selling silver, heirloom rings made from rare, antique demitasse spoons from a restored vintage trailer.
New local artists include John and Anni Furniss of the Washougal-based Furniss Studios. John Furniss is also known as “the Blind Woodsman,” and crafts wooden bowls, vases and other usable pieces of art from his home studio, which he shares with his wife, Anni Furniss, a painter who will bring cards, prints, bookmarks and original art to sell at Saturday’s Vintage & Art Faire.
Returning vendors include My Shabby Passion; Good Things Twice; Vintage Mama Roost; Heidi Curley of my aRt heals me; Windy Hill Weavers; Girl in the Pearl; Liz Pike Art; Honey BE Designs; Living Heart Art; and Ironbender. For a full list of vendors, visit downtowncamas.com/event/camas-vintage-art-faire.
“The artists and vintage vendors love to chat with people about their art and unique offerings,” Schulstad said in the news release. “We have so much local talent, and it’s wonderful to see it showcased. We have live jazz music throughout the day that adds to the festivities. Our local shops are all open as well so it’s the perfect way to spend the day in downtown Camas.”
Bret Malmquist will perform jazz guitar music from 10 a.m. to noon, and the Carol Rossio Jazz Trio will perform from 12:30 to 3 p.m.