If you’re out and about on Saturday, Aug. 3, be sure and stop by the Proctor Arts Fest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This very family-friendly street fair offers all kinds of attractions – from a big sidewalk sale courtesy of Proctor merchants and more than 160 arts and crafts vendors, to extended hours at the Proctor Farmers Market (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and a special area for children with balloon artists, face painters and chalk art. There will be live entertainment on three stages as well, featuring some of the best bands and performers around.
The 2019 Proctor Arts Fest poster features artwork by this year’s Proctor Arts Fest poster contest winner: “Mind Games” by Richard Jahn. In his artist statement at www.RichardJahn.com, Jahn gives insight into his creative process. “I want my paintings to be entertaining to look at as well as an expression of who I am as a person. I see being an artist as more of a state of being than just a skill of making nice looking things. I want people to feel a sense of connectedness with me as the artist both from the subject matter and from the energy I put into each brush stroke and the thoughts that go into them. I try to keep my theme relevant to who I am and the places I see – the Pacific Northwest. My art is constantly changing, always evolving, always trying new things, never staying the same.”
Over the past nearly 20 years, Proctor Arts Fest has become one of Tacoma’s favorite summertime events. For more information on Proctor Arts Fest, visit http://ProctorArtsFest.com.