Since its beginning in 1979 on the grounds of old Victoria School, home of the Yorkton Art Centre, Sunflower has taken root and continues to bloom. Countless artists and artisans, from here, near and beyond, have shared their wares with an appreciative audience of fans. Dedicated volunteers donate their time, energy and creative ideas to organize and present this fine art craft market annually, under the sponsorship of the Yorkton Arts Council, in support of our community programming.
Sunflower’s reputation as a quality show is well-deserved; seasoned exhibitors, Zach Dietrich and Wendy Parsons of Moose Jaw, have been part of Sunflower since its inception over three decades ago. SunfloThey’ve seen it change from an outdoor day-long juried event to a two-day smorgasbord at the Gallagher Centre with 150 artistic vendors. New exhibitors are added each year to our list of favourites, with new offerings always available to delight and tantalize. This year’s exhibitors will offer pottery, photography, fibre arts, jewellery, edible items, metal work, home and garden decor, kids stuff, paintings,recycled products and much more. With loads of free parking, tasty food on tap, amazing raffle baskets and a festive spirit of fun — who can resist joining in this celebration of creativity?
Sunflower 2012 takes place at Yorkton’s Gallagher Centre Friday, September 7 from 5 to 10, and Saturday, September 8 from 10 to 5. Admission is $5.00 daily, with students @ $3.00 and pre-schoolers admitted free. Please note the date is always the first weekend following Labour Day, so you can include us in next year’s calendar, too.
For more info: www.yorktonarts.ca Yorkton Arts Council office (306-783-8722)
Volunteers are most welcome!