Second annual art and music fair coming to Blaine

Blaine Park and Recreation Department and the Blaine Arts Council present the second annual Blaine Art and Music Fair.

The Blaine Arts Council is co-sponsoring the fair along with the Blaine Parks and Recreation Department.Photo submitted

The Blaine Arts Council is co-sponsoring the fair along with the Blaine Parks and Recreation Department.Photo submitted

The event will be held Saturday, June 8, 1 to 4 p.m. at Town Square Park, 10801 Town Square Drive. N.E., in front of Blaine City Hall. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

“It’s a nice afternoon full of music and art,” said Tom Godfrey, Blaine’s park and recreation program supervisor.

The always entertaining Cyril Paul kicks off the music portion of the fair with his lively Caribbean music starting at 1 p.m.

At 2:30 p.m. Coda, a popular duo, with Scott Dorff on saxophone and Malcolm Anderson on keyboard, take the stage for an hour.

“(We play) popular classics from the ‘40s through today in a smooth jazz flavor,” Dorff said. The pair will play original and cover tunes, ranging from swing to gospel to jazz. Among their repertoire are Barry Manilow and Billie Joel tunes.

Ten artists from the Blaine Arts Council will display a variety of their works, including fibers, oils, water colors, acrylics and more.

“We’re very enthusiastic about showing our art,” said Mary Jo Truchon, a member of Blaine’s Arts Council.

Visitors will have the opportunity to view art demonstrations, meet local visual artists and purchase their works. A table will be set up where children can paint pet rocks.

The Blaine Arts Council is comprised of about 20 active local artist members, according to Truchon.

Godfrey encourages the public to join in the fun. Bring a lawn chair or bring a lunch and picnic at the tables set up throughout the parks. In the event of rain, the fair will be moved indoors to Blaine City Hall.

For more information, call Godfrey at 763-717-2723.

Elyse Kaner is at elyse.kaner@ecm-inc.com

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