Contributed by Brooke Heppinstall
Palmer Museum Garden & Art Faire
7/14/2018 – 10AM
Palmer Museum of History & Art
723 S Valley Way, Palmer
From the Palmer Museum's lawn and gardens to the town green, we'll showcase our livable community's heart with lots of great local musicians, plenty of demonstrations and speakers on gardening and sustainable living, loads of great vendors and plenty of live art to pass a pleasant summer afternoon.
Big things often come in little packages and our small museum is a hive of creative energy, bringing exhibits and plenty of hands-on events to town all year round. They are blessed with a great central location, a wonderful historic log building and a fabulous garden that's always open on a midsummer's eve. You couldn't ask for a better location for a garden and art party!
The annual Palmer Museum Garden and Art Faire will be Saturday, July 14th, and we roll out the red carpet to you from 10am to 6pm. You can get artistic with the Palmer Renaissance Portrait Painters and have a brush at plein air portrait painting in the garden, create a great flower arrangement or train native shrubs into a bonsai, ponder how to make community trails and parks a part of your everyday life, grow fabulous garden plants and more at our free forums and demonstrations. Enjoy a stroll through over 45 vendors on the green and the museum grounds, dance to the live music or bring your yoga mat and stretch to the soothing strains of the harpist. Stop by your favorite non-profit booth and support their latest projects.
Each year, we try to bring you workshops to add to your gardening and art fun. Need some tips on fast composting, find out how to recognize those bugs in your garden and learn the basics on growing your own legal herb safely? We've got something for everyone! You can even learn brewing basics from a master brewer, Stephen Gerteisen at Arkose Brewery nearby.
It wouldn't be a fair without plenty of music and dancing! We are fortunate to have so many great musicians available here in Alaska, and we've got three sound stages ready for everything from rock to acoustic folk, jazz, the Palmer Arts Council Summer Conservatory Band and more. From Ukulele Russ, Emma Hill, John Cook, Adam Patterson, Meggie Aube, Bucket O Fish Jazz, Brother Shane blues, Tim Grady & Friends, Boogie Willis Harp and our annual fairstarter, the Palmer Arts Council's summer conservatory band, we've got plenty of styles to please your ear. And if you want more music after the fair, there's plenty happening on the main stage until 10pm at the Palmer City Ale House. Be sure and bring your dancing shoes, and an umbrella is optional!
Plan your Garden and Art Faire weekend. For more information about this year’s event, please visit the event website at www.palmergardenandart.org or follow the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MidsummerGardenAndArtFaire.