Midsummer Garden Art Faire

PALMER — The Palmer Museum of History and Art’s annual Midsummer Garden and Art Faire is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“There’s this genuinely Alaskan feel,” Executive Director of the Palmer Museum of History and Art Sam Dinges said.

The public is invited to celebrate summer’s midway point and the Palmer community with garden, art and live music at the forefront.

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“We’ve got all three represented,” Dinges said.

This event is free to attend. Activities include live, local musicians, demonstrations, art and gardening workshops, yoga, and an antique tractor display. There will also be plenty of kids activities like face painting and sing-a-long music groups.

Dinges said that numerous Palmer businesses and other organizations are involved with this year’s happenings. Alaska Picker is doing a live auction. The American Red Cross will be doing a blood drive in front of the downtown plaza. Those who donate blood will be allotted special coupons for participating brick and mortars across town.

The longstanding Wine Walk on Friday sold out in one day, according Dinges. The annual fundraiser is so popular, they are considering adding more tickets next year.

“It’s great for us… It’s real nice to have such consistent and enthusiastic support, “Dinges said.

Museum staff and volunteers offer their time to make this event happened each year. Seven staff and about 10 board members and volunteers are helping with planning, preparation and day of support.

“I think the fact that we’re celebrating mid-summer where things are kind of in its bloom and we’re getting closer to the harvest, that rich gardening aspect I think really enhances it as well,” Dinges said.

Dinges took a moment to thank event sponsors including: the city of Palmer, Classic Country 100.9, AARP, Make-A-Scene Magazine, Ken’s Garden Center, MTA, and Matanuska Federal Credit Union.

For more information, visit the museum’s website at: palmermuseum.org or call 907-746-7668

Contact Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reporter Jacob Mann at jacob.mann@frontiersman.com

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