"It's a wonderful opportunity and helpful to parents and kids. The children take home what they make. I know of some children who have collections from the six summer fairs we've done," Rivard said.
The Children's Home Society, Charleston Montessori School, Mountaineer Montessori, East End Family Resource Center, Kanawha County Public Library and Charleston Parks and Recreation provide the make-and-take art activities.
Rivard said that the following artisans will display and sell their work at the event:
Mixed media artists, Debi Ellis, Stephanie Woody and Janice Young; fine art and photography artists, Margaret and Philip Arabia, Jeanne K. Cochran, Ginger Danz, Charles Ott and William Wood; caricature artist, David Brinkley; pottery artists, Randy Selbe and Doug Minnerly; jewelry artists, Matthew Benson, Rose Bettis, Elgood Mountain Glass, Andrea Hoglund, Connie McColley, Kari Newman, Robert Riffe and The Octopi Movement; glass artists, Stephanie Danz, Jonette Kirkwood, Sherri Rhodes, and PATCH; metal artist Paul Meyers; wood artist, Robert Lett; bath and body artisans, Jackie Henderson, Anna Long and Sheryl McCutcheon; and specialty foods maker, Connie Fisher.
Music is a part of the event. From noon to 2 p.m., Spencer Elliott and from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Ryan Kennedy and Jim Lange are the featured musicians. From noon to 2 p.m., Mark Scarpelli and from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Eduardo Canelón will be showcased.
For more information see www.festivallcharleston.com.
Reach Judy E. Hamilton at judy.hamil...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1230.