28th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival: The Crafters!

Join us this weekend in the Montrose Shopping Park for our 28th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival with hundreds of crafters!

Only two more days until the third largest craft festival in the whole state of California, and it’s right here on Honolulu Avenue, this Saturday and Sunday June 4 & 5! All three blocks of the Montrose Shopping Park will be closed to auto traffic to make way for hundreds of craft booths, an international food court, our ever-popular Sunday Harvest Market (Sunday only) and live bands. And let’s not forget our one of a kind shops and cafes that will be “going all out” for this event, including a Sidewalk Sale! Talk about fun in the sun!

I wish I could write about each crafter, artist, sculptor, potter, and photographer but I would need the whole paper. So let me just highlight a few to give you an idea. Sweet, blonde Diane Espiritu will be back for the 15th year with “Birds ‘n Beads” across from Rocky Cola. This is the only jewelry show she does all year, so she will be loaded with unique pieces at very reasonable prices.

Popular and well known, Montrose’s Laurie Jo Phillips will be in her usual booth #9, in the 2200 block, with her whimsical, hand painted clothing and T-shirts … Antorpinas has beautifully done fine art oils, #7 … the former owner of Anawalt Lumber Julio Wahl has “woodcrafts” featuring his famous weathered signs, #31 … Corkey Cooper has been gracing us with his handmade Christmas ornaments for 20 years. He will even personalize them for you, #24 … the kids love doing spin art on Frisbees, #46 … You will find the most vivid tie dye clothing at “Rainbow Tie Dyes”, #49 … Back for the second time college buddies Zachary Miller and Brandon Bateman bring us their standout ceramics, #77 … Thomas Mayberry and Catherine Arasuita travel the world to bring us their inspired photography, #163 … Mike Flower, who teaches pottery at CV High will be here, #219 … and Dale Tabrizi is back with her colorful collection of painted and decorated hats and tees. They are irresistible!

We are thankful for so many folks who have jumped in to make this our best Festival yet. Cheers to Steve Pierce of the CV Chamber and our friends from the MVCC Chamber for lending a hand. We look forward to repaying the favor.
See you all at the Festival!

Mary Dawson

Mary Dawson serves as vice president for the MSPA board. She and her family own
Revelation Tops and
Mountain Rose Gifts.