Community editor and columnist Kris Capps is a longtime resident of Fairbanks and Denali Park. Contact her at kcapps@newsminer.com, in the office at 459-7546 or by cell at 322-6334. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMKris.

Wild Arts Walk

Tents filled with talent dotted Creamer's Field during the Wild Arts Walk. Kris Capps/News-Miner

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Jeff Creamer shows off Charlie Creamer's 1910 Chalmers Detroit, a vehicle that has been in his family for a long time. Kris Capps/News-Miner

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.

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Caitlin Perry was one of 31 artists who displayed their artwork at the Wild Arts Walk. Kris Capps/News-Miner

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Kaley Sikes helps Emma Panda, 5, and Nolan Papp, 4 1/2, create their own art at the Fairbanks Children's Museum booth. Kris Capps/News-Miner.

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Even mothers can create art at the Fairbanks Children's Museum booth, as Snigda Mishra demonstrates. Kris Capps/News-Miner

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Kathi Cameron plays a flute she made out of PVC pipe. Kris Capps/News-Miner

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.

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Randall Compton finishes his one-hour creation for the Quick Draw. Kris Capps/News-Miner

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Artist Karen Austen participates in the Quick Draw benefit. Kris Capps/News-Miner

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Tammy Holland's Quick Draw creation was auctioned off to raise money for Friends of Creamer's Field. Kris Capps/News-Miner

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.

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Iris Sutton paints a piece during the "Quick Draw" event. Kris Capps/News-Miner

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This is the 14th year for the Design Alaska Wild Arts Walk mugs. Kris Capps/News-Miner

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.

Reach columnist/community editor Kris Capps at kcapps@newsminer.com. Call her at the office 459-7546. Follow her on Twitter:@FDNMKris.

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