WEYBURN – Artists, craftspersons, food booths and non-profit organizations will fill 35 vendor spots for the seventh annual Gifted Summer Art Market on Saturday, Aug. 20 in Jubilee Park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This will be the second summer in a row for Gifted to be held in Jubilee Park, next to the Credit Union Spark Centre, and there will be lots to see and do.
“This year’s event features artists, crafts people and local non-profit groups. We will have site maps available at the WAC booth. We have a great mix of mediums present, like pottery, jewelry, bath and body, tie dye, quilting, crochet, and woodworking to name just a few,” said Regan Lanning, curator for the Weyburn Arts Council.
“We also have a couple food vendors coming offering microgreens, candied apples and sno-cones.”
She added that this year the Weyburn Arts Council has focused on adding children’s activities and family fun to the line up, while retaining an amazing line up of stellar creators.
“Face painting, bouncy houses, chalk art, old-fashioned lawn games like egg races and three-legged races have been added,” said Lanning. “The weather is forecasting to be perfect for a day spent outdoors.”
Some of the non-profits who are part of the day-long show include the Weyburn Oilwomen, Weyburn Public Library, Weyburn Arts Council, Weyburn Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Weyburn Newcomers, and the Weyburn Rotary Club.
The Oilwomen will be providing sidewalk chalk for children to decorate the sidewalk throughout the park, the library will have their button-maker machine and crafts for people to enjoy, and the Rotary Club will have a display up about the club’s activities and projects, such as a shelterbox tent, and will be selling tickets for the golf ball drop, to take place on Sept. 10.
One spot remained available as of Tuesday, the No. 1 vendor spot nearest the Douglas Road parking lot. The organizers are hoping to line up a non-profit group to have a barbecue in that spot.
Food will also be available at a number of other vendor spots, including Who Just Dyed?, Weyburn Newcomers, Superfood Microgreens and Castle and Coast.