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The Reinbeck Fine Art and Fine Craft Festival & The Show and Shine Car and Motorcycle Show

September 5, 2019
Reinbeck Courier
On Saturday, September 21st, the town of Reinbeck will be energized with live music, tents filled with art and fine crafts, cars and motorcycles polished and ready for viewers, and much more! The Festival and the Show and Shine are from 9 to 4. (In case of inclement weather, the booths will be moved into the United Church of Christ and the Memorial Building on Broad Street. The artists and crafters will stay dry and the patrons can look and buy inside!) We are excited to announce that we 33 artists and crafters. The attendees will discover a wide variety of excellent artists, fine crafters, and “repurposers”. Along with this juried festival, there will be a Show and Shine Car and Motorcycle Show, chaired by Mark Oleson, which promises to be quite grand this year. There will be live music on Main by Kirk Eastman from 9 to 1 followed by The DeeVees until 4. The Glampers (glamorized vintage campers) are back with creative décor throughout for the viewers to enjoy. Brenda and Friends will have children’s art activities from 10 to 1. Rachel’s photo booth has many fun props. So, bring your camera and your smile and take home a visual memory of the day! The restaurants, bars, and stores will all be open. There will be some businesses with wine to be tasted as well! Kassi Nelson, an art teacher in Gladbrook-Reinbeck, will have a display of student work to be viewed on the West end of the double tent. Sandra Peterson is sponsoring a Sidewalk Chalk contest with some of Mrs. Nelson’s Rebel artists. (The names of the winners of the Sidewalk Art will be listed in the Welcome tent in front of City Hall.) The Fountain on Main will be hosting the reading of original poetry by “Rebel Voices” from noon to 3. These are students of Angie Miller, an English teacher in G-R. The Festival has a wonderful blend of new and returning artists and crafters: Ali Baker, photography on canvas and metal; Dianne Barker, fabric artist with quilting and more; Kari Barkley, photography… both in color and black & white; Nathan Barkley, colorful and unique crochet pieces; Jan Bernhard, paintings in pastels and in watercolors; Marion Boyer, paintings in watercolors and in acrylics; Carrol Brandt, cut glass mosaics on natural stone; Sydnie Cook, ink, painting, & lettering; Susan Cunningham, fiber artist with loom weaving; Kathy Etringer, kiln fired glass jewelry and more; Kathi Fehr, recycle fiber artist with loom work; Emily Fitzpatrick, drawing, soft pastels, and found objects; Bruce Gordon, drawing with colored pencil; Esther Gutosky, mixed media as creative flowers and more; Shari Hudson, book folding and glass with decoupage; L & H; wall hangings of unique shapes, colors, and materials; Dennis Larson, woodworking with stain, paint, or pieces; Bruce Litterer, colored pencil drawings; Priscilla Meyermann, papercutting silhouette profiles; Dave Norman, woodworking to purchase or order; Bonnie Ohrt, weaving natural fibers, needle felting and wall hangings; Will Overstreet, painting and ink drawings with twists; Debbie Poland, fabric pictures with threadpainting, paint, silk and more; Grace Robertson, crochet one of a kind creations; Betty Shoup, hand created greeting cards; Laura Ross, once obsolete objects back to life with the Steampunk style; Jan Stephan, Elder Circle dolls to inspire woman to age with enthusiasm; Krystal Stuber, photography by capturing the moment; David and Chris Taylor , repurpose, reuse, “relove” with wood and metal; Janna Voss, hand built slab pottery which are primarily functional and food safe; Barb Wildman, hand crafted cards and envelopes. There is a bonus to the attendees called Buy Great Art. At the Welcome tent the attendees may sign up, free of charge, for Buy Great Art. Starting at 10am and going on each hour until 3, a name will be drawn. That person receives a certificate to spend $20, during the festival, at the artist/crafter’s booth of their choice! Also, in the Welcome tent, attendees may purchase raffle tickets to have the opportunity to win some fun items! The Reinbeck Fine Art and Craft Festival, along with the Show and Shine Car and Motorcycle Show and all of the extras of the day will make for a very memorable day! This event has something for all ages! Mark your calendars for Sept. 21 to come to Reinbeck. Arrive early, eat and drink often, explore the stores, chat with the artists and crafters, do your gift shopping and treat yourselves a few times too! The festivities are from 9 to 4. For more information, call Reinbeck’s City Hall: 319 788 6404.



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