Inaugural Fern Prairie ART FEST slated for July 18-19

Event will feature 15 juried artists at Shagri-La Farm, located two miles north of Lacamas Lake

The first Fern Prairie ART FEST, a new two-day event connecting local artists and the community, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 18-19 at Shangri-La Farm, located less than two miles north of Lacamas Lake in Camas.

Fifteen artists are invited to participate in the juried show.

“This year, so many wonderful art events have been canceled. Many local artists are without venues to show and sell their work,” said organizer Liz Pike. “Art is an important part of life. It unites us as people. It’s clearly missing in today’s current events. With the Fern Prairie ART FEST, I’m focused on providing a high quality art festival free to the public with an affordable booth fee to help out artists.”

Pike, a local artist who participates in several regional art events, shows her work in the Camas Gallery. She was selected to be in a one-woman art show at Three Creeks Library in Salmon Creek in 2019 and 2020, and has been a featured artist on the Clark County Open Studios Tour for the past three years.

At the Fern Prairie ART FEST, artists have an opportunity to show and sell their work to the public, surrounded by the Shangri-La Farm gardens. Social-distancing guidelines will be in place for the safety of artists and the public.

A call to artists is now open. Interested artists must submit a jury application by June 30 in order to be considered. There is no jury fee. Accepted artists will pay $40, which includes a 10-foot by 10-foot booth on both days.

For more information, visit LizPike.ART and click on the “ART FEST” tab. Artists may email Pike at PikeAdvertising@comcast.net or call her at 360-281-8720.

Attendees are asked to park at the rented Grove Field parking lot, and either walk a one-fourth-mile trail to Shangri-La Farm or take the free “Sunflower Mobile” shuttle

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