Tuesday, July 9, 2013

ARTSPLASH 2013 is coming to Tualatin!

What is ARTSPLASH 2013?    by Angela Wrahtz

ARTSPLASH is Tualatin’s annual Art Show & Sale, a large event sponsored by the City, coordinated by TAAC (Tualatin’s Arts Advisory Committee), a host of volunteers, and 50 juried artists working in various media for a three day affair on the Tualatin Commons (8325 SW Nyberg Street.) All of these people prepare all year long to dazzle the community the last weekend in July. Tualatin delivers a great cultural experience in its own backyard.

In addition to fine art, jewelry, fused glass and other art media, an activity area will be set up for children to have a hands-on experience with art. Donations from local businesses help make this happen. Musicians will perform two concerts in the evenings both Friday and Saturday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Al fresco dining under umbrellas looks inviting at the surrounding restaurants. What could be more entertaining for the whole family than the happy mix of music, food, and art in a sweet location with amenities like easy parking? It’s like one big party.

ARTSPLASH usually gets superb weather at a lovely lakeside venue where people gather and want to hang out for awhile. It’s also free. It’s informative, educational, and inspiring. Besides the kids’ activities, anyone who is interested and curious can visit with the artists and ask about how they create their art. Best of all, you can probably find something beautiful and affordable to take home and enjoy. Come see for yourself!