Pacific Northwest artists will usher in Oregon Spring Break at the Yachats Commons this weekend, with the 49th annual Yachats Original Arts and Crafts Fair.
The fair features quality arts and crafts produced by more than 70 regional artists and crafters. The treasures on offer run the gamut from paintings and prints to furniture, jewelry, handcrafted toys and more.
Featured artists include Catherine Hingson, who paints bold, colorful, impressionistic Northwest landscapes and has been chosen for this year’s Art on the Edge Studio Tour in Lincoln City.
Janette Square is an internationally recognized intarsia artist who uses the natural color and grain of wood to create colorful and realistic pieces based on nature. She contributes regularly to International Scroll Saw Magazine and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts.
Andrea Pellicani handcrafts custom rings, necklaces and earrings using reclaimed silver and gold and fair trade gems from small artisan mines in America. Her work is represented in Harvard University’s Project Zero, Artful Thinking.
Robert Bass is a sculptor who works with non-ferrous metals creating hand-forged, free-standing and wall-hanging sculptures on aquatic themes — sharks, jellyfish, salmon and schooling fish, as well as large, windblown coastal trees.
Georgia Williams creates quilted wall hangings using a variety of mediums — all starting with fabric and embellished with with thread, fabric paints and inks or dye.
The fair, sponsored by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce, runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, at the Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy. 101. Admission is free.
For more information, go to yachats.org.