Local artists and "craftsfolks" will display original works during the Fine Art Show & Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Union Office, 148 E. Main St.

The art show is one of nearly two dozen activities at Newport Park, East Main Street and the Umatilla County Fairgrounds during the Hermiston Community Funfest.

Art Show organizer Jan Beitel said there will be seven or eight artists showing their work, ranging from jewelry and glasswork to wood scroll art and hand-carved stone sculpture.

Refreshments will be served all day and a free work of art will be given away at a drawing at 6 p.m. The winner doesn't have to be present to win.

"It's a great way to bring lots of folks down to the heart of town and Main Street and at the same time to promote local artists," Beitel said. "It's a family thing."

Among those with some exciting and original work are Don and Robin Boddeker. The couple's work is fashioned from various types of stone, including alabaster and soapstone.

Painter Laurie Ellis, a budding animal artist, will show her work and unique jewelry offerings will be displayed by artisans Karen Hutchinson-Talaski, Raelynn Moon and Marian Perdas.

Perdas' glasswork recently was accepted at the juried Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts.

Wood scroll art by Robert Gilcher and both original and print art by Jan Beitel also will be on display.


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