Reinbeck Art Festival returns Saturday

This year’s festival promises color, music, variety, and movement from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 18 on Main and Broad in Reinbeck, Iowa.

The Car Show is creating excitement from near and far as we are featuring tractors, motorcycles, cars, and pickups.

We have added a Quilt Show to this year’s attractions. These handmade quilts, (old, new, treasured, unique) will be displayed at the UCC Church on Broad Street.

We have a wonderful assortment of artists and fine crafters this year: Jess Althaus will have handmade clay earrings and hair clips; Deb Ansley has soaps, candles, and wax melts; Jan Bernhard has cards and paintings in oil, watercolors, and pastels; Angie Buffington, our local kettle corn vendor, will be there adding a wonderful scent in the air; Sue Charley will add colors in the sunshine with her stained glass; Melissa Craig has hand woven and twined rugs; Susan Cunningham has loom woven rugs, placemats, and mug rugs; Candida Deree will be showcasing fused glass home décor; Janet Drake has paintings that are framed and matted in watercolor, pastel, charcoal, and ink. She also has cards; Kathy Etringer has handmade kiln fired glass, jewelry and art. Kathy also has framed pebble art; Robin Fisher has originals, prints and cards in pencil, charcoal, and pastels of animals, children, and rural Iowa; Clark Grinde is an abstract artist with collages and outsider portraits painted on a variety of surfaces; Bob Hertges is returning to our festival with his pottery that includes all usable items in a variety of shapes, sizes, style, and colors; Teresa Johnson has photography framed and unframed, bookmarks, cards, and a calendar of barns of Iowa; Cecilia Knight has pottery which includes mugs, ring holders, vases, and jewelry; Jess Lease is an artist of functional pottery including bowls and mugs; Bruce Litterer does colored pencil artwork of Iowa farm life. He will have originals, prints, and notecards; Jane Mertens is a ceramics artist creating mugs, bowls,, vases, and jewelry; Priscilia Meyermann does freehand silhouette portrait cutting, she looks at the face and cuts the paper, and within a few minutes she has the silhouette finished; David Norman’s fine craft is with his woodworking skills. He has rocking horses, rocking airplanes, potty-chairs, and more for kids and grandchildren; Nicole O’Brien will have her 2D watercolors; Ann Olsson will have original framed and matted watercolors and pastels. She will also have cards; Adam Parks does blacksmithing and metal fabrication, He designs and works with new and repurposed items; Monica Paulson up-cycled and repurposed garments so every item is “One of a kind”. She has repurposed designs in all sizes; David Prehm expresses his talent in watercolors and in acrylics. He says he is “inspired by living”; Betty Shoup creates greeting cards for all occasions, she will have quite a variety to sell; Jan Stephan creates Elder Circle Dolls. The calm whimsy in the dolls is inspired by women she has met; Jesse Quail and Malinda Van Hauen do woodworking, laser engraving and use CNC machinery to create a large variety of unique items for you to buy or order; Marion Boyer will have paintings in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media. She will also have hand painted silk scarves, cards, bookmarks, and some unique one of a kind items.

The sound of music will fill the air with the music of Kirk Eastman, Jackson Kiburis, and Coral Thede (Coral is comedy and music).

We also have a group performing their routines of Movement, Fitness and Dance. The Red Hat Ladies will be around to answer questions all day. The local businesses will be open for food, beverages, and shopping. The event will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, all vendors will be in the Memorial Building and UCC Church.