Submitted by Rene Carroll
The 2019 Washougal Art Festival not only brings nearly 30 professional artists to show and sell their works, but proudly features an exciting line up of music and dance performances. The fourth annual event will be held Saturday August 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Reflection Plaza, 1703 Main Street, Washougal and is presented by Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance (WACA) to raise funds to bring public art to Washougal.
The entertainment kicks off with the duo of Jay “Bird” Koder and Al Perez at 10:30 a.m. Each bring energy and soul to their music. At noon, a dance performance will be presented by Daniel and Lindsay. Daniel Martinez is a dance instructor who loves to connect to his community through dance. At 12:15 p.m., local boy and crowd favorite, Wayne Havrelly will bring an upbeat mix of original music and creative covers with his show. Capping off the afternoon is Rain or Shine trio specializing in vintage swing, blue grass, Brazilian and much more. Jeffree White, of the Washougal School of Music, is joined by Flauren Ricketts and Steve Cleveland.
A portion of the funding for the performances was donated by the Washougal Business Alliance.
Other event sponsors include Washougal School of Music, Camas Gallery, Joyce Lindsay, Susan Tripp, City of Washougal Lodging Tax Fund and The Paint Roller-Mobile Paint Party. Proceeds from this year’s festival will help fund an original Heather Söderberg casting of a life-sized bear to add to the public art of Washougal.
For a preview of participating Washougal Art Festival artists and their work, visit the WACA website at www.WashougalArts.org.
While in Washougal, visitors are encouraged to discover works of public art using the WACA art map http://washougalarts.org/local-art/ which provides locations, artists name and the year for more than 30 installations around town. Maps will be available at the event.