City Center Market hosts Art Festival Sept. 8

City Center Market will hold their 5th Annual Art Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., their parking lot will be filled with artists’ beautiful wares—jewelry, drawings, paintings, pottery, photography, rag rugs and more.

Artists who have already registered include Marilyn Cuellar with drawings and cards; Ivan Amman with wood mosaic intarsia; Ellen Bokde-handmade wool products; Lakeland Alpacas with live alpacas and alpaca fleece products; Judy Durie-one-of-a-kind handbags and accessories; Sprite Creations with handcrafted jewelry; Birch Bay Candle Company; Charles and Rene Grisham with fused glass art; Tracy Heinze—handmade jewelry; and WillowBridge Center, with a large selection of gifts from their boutique. Local winery, Stark Wines, will be on hand to offer samples and take orders.

At 10:30 a.m., ABC Theatre actors will present a short skit from the repertoire. Music for the day will include Barb and Eben Gillespie, a well-known local duo, singing their beautiful harmonies from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and Kenny Krona and Gwen Anderson will wrap things up with blues and folk and rock’n’roll from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

City Center Café will offer smoothies and frappes for $3 for the day. City Center Market’s Deli will feature a lunch special of grass-fed beef sloppy joes and local cabbage slaw for $4. As always, dessert treats and sodas are available in the Co-op, along with other salads and sandwiches.

The Cambridge-Isanti Farmers’ Market, which is always open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., will remain open until 3 p.m. for the Art Festival.

City Center Market is located at 122 N. Buchanan St., Cambridge (the corner of Buchanan and Hwy. 95).

For more information about the Art Festival, or to inquire about registering for a booth, contact Gayle Cupit at [email protected]