Celebrating 50 Years of Creativity

Art On the Green; A Summer Tradition in CdA

By Patty Hutchens | Photo By Whitney Lebsock | Article provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local

Whether you enjoy visual arts, performing arts or simply appreciate the opportunity to gather with people in the community, you won’t want to miss the 50th Annual Art on the Green August 3 through August 5.

What has become the highlight for many in the Inland Northwest, this year Art on the Green will host more than 190 artists displaying their creations. Whether it is in clay, leather, wood, glass, metal or fiber, there is something for everyone. There will also be an array of musicians and performers for attendees to enjoy during the three-day event that takes place on the campus of North Idaho College.

But this is much more than an art show. It also provides aspiring child artists to create their own piece of art in the hands-on art area where materials and instruction are provided for the kids.

Come hungry as you will want to try the unique variety of food selections at the food booths which are run by the volunteers for Art on the Green, the proceeds of which help to pay for the free entertainment that is provided all three days. And for those 21 years of age and older, there is the “liquid art” area where one can enjoy locally crafted beer, wine and hard cider from noon to 9pm Friday and Saturday and noon to 5pm Sunday.

To discover the multitude of artists who will be taking part in this year’s event, log onto ArtOnTheGreenCdA.com/booths. Street parking is available as well as parking lots on the campus of North Idaho College. There is also shuttle bus service to the west side of campus from Downtown Coeur d’Alene during the weekend festivities. If you choose to ride your bike, there are bike racks available next to the Student Union Building.

The hours for Art on the Green, which is free to the public, are Friday, noon to 7:30pm, Saturday, 10am to 7:30pm and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.