Artists in Action 2018

The Trinity County Arts Council is holding its annual Artists in Action Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, on the sidewalks of historic downtown Weaverville.

This event will coincide with the Salmon Festival in the Highland Art Center meadow and the Dutch Oven Cook-Off on the Jake Jackson Museum grounds.   

Families can easily enjoy all three events with educational activities for kids, live music, food, coupled with an opportunity to meet and watch 30 award-winning crafters and artists from the North State create their art.

Activities will stretch along Main Street. The band “Moonshine” will set the tempo playing dance music on the deck of Angela’s Bead Art. There will be plenty of kids’ activities throughout plus a big art raffle at the Bandstand.

Thirty-plus artists will demonstrate their crafts on the sidewalks in front of downtown specialty shops including:

► Chuck Prudhomme, a nationally recognized plein air painter, will be painting scenes from Main Street in front of the Main Street Gallery.

► Learn the art of Batik

► Ventriloquist Colleen Tanenbaum with chimpanzee Jane Goodie

► VaLynn Crafford demonstrating the ancient art of “needle felting” used to create wearable art and adorable critters.

► Fabric artists will be making quilt pieces, teaching knitting and crocheting. 

► Jean Lam will finesse gold and silver into unique jewelry in front of Gold Rush Jewelers.

► Ceramic artists will form and glaze clay pieces in front of Main Street Gallery. 

► Bay Area painter Rise Mezo will paint in front of her shop, Mezo Zoica.

► Watch Angel develop detailed and beautiful paintings using spray paint. 

Follow the activities to the Highland Art Center grounds where John Garrett and Keiki will invite you to participate in Raku magic, glazing and firing ceramic pieces in an outdoor kiln at the back of the property.