PACIFIC CITY - More than two dozen local artisans will exhibit and sell their work at the 13th annual Nestucca Valley Artisans Show and Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21 at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive.
The event displays the works of professional and emerging artists involved in a full spectrum of the visual arts, including watercolors, acrylics, pastels and oils, photographs, wood carvings, textiles, pottery, calligraphy, copper and metal engravings, prints on handmade paper, glass works, crocheted rugs and jewelry.
To raise money for their community works, the artists hold a donation table featuring artwork for sale at a lower price to festival patrons, with proceeds going back into the community to support the arts. This year's table features pottery by Michael Soeby. The NVA supports Slug Soup, a local summer art workshop for children, art magazines at the public library, the building project at the Kiawanda Community Center, art scholarships for graduating seniors and the "Best of Show" art award at the Tillamook County Fair.
Admission to the Artisans Show and Festival is free. Lunch is available for a small cost. The Nestucca Valley Artisans is a nonprofit group that is cosponsored by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.