40th Annual Studio Fair Starts Today
Prince George, B.C. – From pottery and designer clothing to fibre arts and arts and technology, there promises to be something for everyone at this year’s 40th annual Studio Fair at the Prince George Civic Centre.
Lisa Redpath, project manager for Studio 2880, the Community Arts Council, says fair goers can expect the very best.
“They’re going to see the finest artisan wares from right across the country. We have about 400 applicants that apply, and we can only fit so many I so we pick the best quality,” she says.
“We have a very strong jury committee that goes through each and every product. My job is to talk to the customers, find out what they like and really make sure that that’s their for them the next year. So, we build on success.”
And in a bid to keep the fair fresh and new, Redpath says there will be a cutting-edge artisan on hand this year.
“So we have a virtual reality company coming – XP Entertainment. And they’ll be here for the three days and it’s just a little bit of a spin on art and they’ll be doing free demonstrations on the upper level,” she says.
“So this is something that if you’ve never tried that technology, this is the place to come and check it out. It’s fantastic.”
Admission to the fair is $5 and kids under 12 get in free. It runs from 10am-8pm today, 10am-6pm tomorrow, and 10am-4pm on Sunday.
So why the admission fee?
“That is to support everything the Art Council does. So we are a non-profit and this is one of our biggest fundraisers and then what we do is nurture the Arts and Council community,” says Redpath. “It takes a community to do this type of event – all our guilds and community partners come out to join us.”