Marshfield Art Fair – A Community Tradition Moves to a New Venue

Mother’s Day Marshfield Art Fair Returns

For the past 53 years, thousands have gathered with friends and family to view and purchase the work of local and regional artists at Marshfield Art Fair. It’s a Mother’s Day tradition with this year’s event taking place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at the event’s new home – the Marshfield Fairgrounds.

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Visitors are welcome, free of charge, to view an assortment of original art and crafts available for purchase, enjoy live entertainment and try a hands-on-art activity. We look forward to welcoming around 5,000 attendees who enjoy the Art Fair each year again for the 2017 event.

More than 70 talented artists and crafters from Wisconsin and surrounding states have been selected to display and sell their fine art and crafts at the event in the Expo Building and Junior Fair Building at the fairgrounds. Many favorites will be joining us again this year, including last year’s Best of Show Award winner Rebecca Korth.

previous Best of Show Award winner Rebecca Korth’s art piece — “Anna’s 2”

Artist Jeanne Chase will be demonstrating, as well as hosting, a make-and-take project at her booth in the Expo Building. By adding a high-end craft option to the event, visitors will be able to experience and purchase items from a larger variety of vendors than ever before in the history of the Art Fair. A complete listing of all participants in this year’s event as well as images of their work can be found on our website at

There will be plenty of lively entertainment going on as well. Storytellers Wildflower and Jean-Andrew along with musician David Drake from Organic Arts Ltd. will entertain throughout the day. Aber Suzuki Center and the Main Street Academy of Dance are scheduled to appear onstage in the entertainment tent over the lunch hour.

A free Children’s Hands-on Art area featuring kite making will be available throughout the day. Other community groups including Aber Suzuki Center, Main Street Conservatory of Dance and the Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth will be represented at the event as well just outside the entertainment area.

Come hungry! Twelve food and beverage vendors will be attending the event this year to tempt visitors with their culinary arts. Both the Marshfield Noon Rotary Club and Marshfield Curling Club will be raising funds for their organizations through food and beverage sales. Other food vendors include fair favorites such as egg rolls, funnel cakes and cinnamon roasted nuts to specialty foods such as fresh roasted coffee, Jamaican food and Taiwanese shaved snow.

The Chair for the 2017 event is Elizabeth Vickers. The event is organized and sponsored by New Visions Gallery, located in the Marshfield Clinic lobby, 1000 N. Oak Ave., Marshfield. Admission, entertainment and activities are all free thanks to community support including a grant from the Marshfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. Support for the event has also been received from Wisconsin Public Radio and the many volunteers who make this event possible.

For additional information, contact New Visions Gallery, 715-387-5562, or visit our website at Event updates and information will also be posted on the New Visions Gallery Facebook page.