Art on the Green set Aug. 3-5

July 15, 2018

The winning poster for this year’s Art on the Green Aug. 3-5 is the ‘50’ poster by artist Debbie McCulley of Spokane, Washington. Her design was used for posters and festival merchandise, including T-shirts, aprons, hats, bags and more.

A marketplace, performance space and a gathering place for friends and families, the yearly Art on the Green event is the highlight of summer in Coeur d’Alene. This summer 190-plus artists, a variety of musicians and performers, and over 500 volunteers will come together to present the 50th annual Art on the Green Aug. 3-5.

Art on the Green is a great place to buy handcrafted works in glass, clay, leather, wood, metal and fiber directly from the artists. Or if you prefer, create your own special art in our hands-on-art area for children — materials and instruction provided.

Enjoy food selections — old favorites and new additions (food booths at the festival are run by dedicated volunteers and the proceeds help to pay for the free entertainment offered all weekend long).

Plan to join in the celebration of art, creativity and friendship at Art on the Green. There is a free shuttle bus between the festival and downtown Coeur d’Alene.

The event has also issued a call for volunteers to help with the festivities.

Art on the Green is run by more than 500 volunteers each summer. Shifts are 2-3 hours long, depending on the station.

The organization has shifts for all ages. To sign up for a shift or find out more about our volunteer opportunities, please contact Jolie at volunteer@artonthegreen.org.

Art on the Green volunteer opportunities include:

Food and beverage booths — food and drink booths are run by volunteers to support the festival. Serve ice cream, prepare tasty food, or sell cold drinks with a warm smile!Children’s Art Garden — the festival provides free hands-on art activities as well as special activities for a small fee for children of all ages.Art areas, including the Clothesline Art Sale.

The purpose of the festival is to support the arts & artists, and to bring a wonderful art & music festival to our community each year. Admittance into the festival and all of the entertainment is free of charge, thanks to our volunteers! Art on the Green is a highlight of summer in Coeur d’Alene, and volunteering for the festival enriches the community where we live.

If you are a returning volunteer and want to volunteer at the same station this year, please get in touch with your station leader or email volunteer coordinator Jolie at volunteer@artonthegreen.org.

Artists, you are invited to sell your art at the Clothesline Sale at Art on the Green, where we display and sell artwork that is matted, unframed, and priced between $10 and $75.

It’s free! No entry fee: a 20 percent commission is taken on works sold. (Limit: 50 pieces per artist. For artists 16 and older.) Art on the Green attracts thousands of visitors each year and provides great exposure for local artists. To those of you looking to participate for the first time this summer, we look forward to seeing your work.

To those of you who participated in years past, thank you and we hope you participate again this year!

Artists will drop art off between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, or Saturday, Aug. 4. (unsold art to be picked up Sunday, Aug. 5 at 5 p.m.). The Clothesline Sale is run by Art on the Green volunteers and we encourage all participating artists to work a shift at the sale — it’s fun!

Information and forms for participating here, or call Vicky Houle at (208)699-5066. If you need affordable matting for your pieces, contact Kim at Frame-It (208)762-5940 — she is having a Clothesline Special.

Meanwhile, food booths are run by dedicated Art on the Green VOLUNTEERS and the proceeds help to pay for the FREE entertainment that goes on all weekend long at the festival. Hard-working food volunteers are the absolute best! They serve up tasty food all weekend long at Art on the Green:

Grilled Chicken & Fish — serving grilled natural chicken and fish sandwiches ~ add pesto for an extra-delicious sandwich!

Corn on the Cob — what can be better than fresh-picked corn on the cob in the summer?

German Sausages & Roast Beef Sandwiches — enjoy these traditional favorites!

Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches.

Veggie Stir-Fry — Noodle bowls served with fresh, stir-fried veggies.

Ice Cream — festival favorites include Huckleberry, Moose Tracks, and Sea-Salted Caramel.

Healthy Snack Shack — stop in for food fare on the healthy side (fresh fruit, green salads, quinoa bowls, protein & energy bars, cold coffee, chai and other drinks, organic, vegan, gluten-free & more).

Cold Beverages, Water & Iced Tea.

Snow Cones & Frozen Lemonade (run by volunteer teens)

NEW THIS YEAR! Acai Bowls, Smoothies & Fruit Bowls.

Coffee & Granitas.

Wine and Beer Garden — Must be 21 and over.

Art on the Green is at North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814, USAvolunteer@artonthegreen.org.

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