Hundreds of people strolled through the 14th annual Design Alaska Wild Arts Walk at Creamer’s Field last weekend. They enjoyed bright sunshine, open spaces of the migratory waterfowl refuge and the talents of many Alaska artists.
This annual event is a popular attraction, featuring booths of more than 30 Alaska artists, plus a kids’ tent hosted by the Fairbanks Children’s Museum. Artists displayed everything from handmade jewelry to henna body art, pottery and paintings. Kathi Cameron played one of her flutes made from PVC pipe, while her dog Moose sang along.
One of the highlights of the day was the annual Quick Draw, a timed event. Seven artists completed works of art in one hour. Those pieces were then auctioned off to support Friends of Creamer’s Field and the artists. Participating artists comprised Karen Austen, Daniel L. Bates, Harrison Carpenter, Randall Compton, Fred Freer, Tammy Holland and Iris Sutton.
People who attend this event receive a special Design Alaska Wild Arts Walk mug, as long as the supply lasts. Artist Eliza Cink created the 2019 mug, a tribute to the jumping mouse.
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