The streets of Montclair are alive with fine art and artists, during our 35th Annual Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival this weekend. You’ll discover nearly 90 exhibitors hanging out on Mountain, La Salle and Antioch with their creations.
This juried festival is proudly hosted by the Montclair Village Association every year. Artists hail from California and other Western states, and represent media including oils, acrylics, etchings, glass, wood, stone…you name it.
Paintings in this festival draw heavily on geometrics and beautiful scenery. For the most part, the artists seem to be living in more calming and zen modes. Here are two artists displaying their works, Terry Steinke and Karen LeGault:
There are also many sculptures and objets d’art made from natural materials. You will see metal and wood pieces, of course. We also admire the more unusual stone and glass items, from exhibitor-artists Ted Kugleman and Christopher Roscoe:
Beware, you might end up with some new artwork! While this festival isn’t for bargain hunters, you’ll likely discover art or objets d’art that cost in the hundreds – and won’t land you in the poorhouse.
In past years, we first cased the streets and then stopped to chat with artists whose pieces we coveted. Your approach may vary, depending on how much time you wander through the Village. Montclair’s Arts Festival runs all weekend, including Saturday (10am-6pm) and Sunday (10am-5pm).