Downtown Camas Vintage and Art Faire returns this weekend

More than 60 vintage and art vendors will set up in city’s historic downtown from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28

The 12th annual Downtown Camas Vintage and Art Street Faire returns this weekend after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s event will feature more than 60 vendors selling locally made art and vintage items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, throughout the streets of historic downtown Camas.

Jazz guitarist Bret Malmquist will entertain the crowds with live music from 10 a.m. to noon, and the Carol Rossio Jazz Trio will bring their French-influenced music to downtown Camas from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

The fair will include several local artisans, including:

Masami’s Ceramics: Vancouver ceramics artist Masami creates ceramic mugs, vases, teapots, hanging planters and other unique pieces meant to “add color to your table or home and make your everyday life richer.”

Moonview Alpaca Farm: The owners of this small, Vancouver-based alpaca farm also create lovely pieces of art — fiber art made from alpaca wool, yarn bowls and ceramics that often feature images of alpacas embossed in the clay.

Reflection Paintings by Keith: Keith E. Russell is a Camas artist who often shares his classic car paintings at Camas galleries and downtown Camas events, Russell is known for his impressionistic-realistic style.

Studio 13 GlassArt: Local artist Shirley Bishop will bring her vivid, fused-glass artwork — all created inside her three-kiln art studio in Washougal — to the fair. Bishop, who opened her studio in 2013, says she loves to share her passion for glass with others and often offers weekend classes.

Windy Hill Weavers: Washougal artist Kathy Marty uses antique looms to weave colorful, eco-friendly rugs from Pendleton wool selvage.

Women, Wine and Words: Washougal artist Tamara Dinius specializes in vibrant — often wine-themed — artwork meant to encourage and empower women.

The event also will feature a wide array of vintage vendors, selling everything from garden art and indoor/outdoor furniture to vintage clothing and accessories.

Photographer Lara Blair will host an art exhibit at her downtown Camas photography studio at 411 N.E. Dallas St., from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, featuring “Muses & Relics” portraits of youth dressed in Renaissance clothing, holding contemporary items.

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