Warning: annual showcase of local artists and crafters this weekend - better known as - could cause sensory overload.
Between the colorful paintings, drawings and photographs; the assorted crafts of textiles, metals, glass, pottery and even pine needles; and the breath-taking vistas of Mount Rainier set against the array of aromatic rainbow flora on the Matson Family Gardens run solely by Cathy Matson, you might just want to take a minute to still yourself and soak in all the beauty.
Meanwhile, your ears are entranced by the sounds of local musicians serenading you as you peruse the many booths or strolling through the gardens themselves. Local musician took the stage during a preview Friday and we captured parts of her version of The Beatles' "Let it Be" in the slideshow on the right.
Oh and food and drink vendors will be there too!
This year's featured artists and crafters are: Lorrie Maras, Karyn Holyk, Randy Brown, John Leonard, Diane Franchini, Joanne Iwasaki, Ken & Lydia Strange, Joy Johnson, Laurie Hillberg, Ed Konvalin, Paddy Lewis-Irwin, Mark Wattenbarger, Mary Janosik, Samantha Rheinford, Steve Kummert, Helma Raycher, Bruce & Carol Smith, Summer White, David Jayne, Mary Hettich Loran, Debbie Fank, Jade Caporali, Jenny Peterson, Annette Devens, Carol Meeks, Mohinny DeLa Cruz, Renee Vanduizen, Alice Adams, Cindi Shute-Bodle, Layne Kocina, Cathy Matson, Mitzi Lindgren and Sharon Mares.
Come for an hour, or stay the day. There is no admission fee and proceeds from sales go to supporting the Arts Alive Scholarship and Grant program.
Saturday, August 4: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, August 5: 10am -4pm
Where: Matson Family Farm Gardens, 46620 228th Ave SE Enumclaw WA
• Accessible, suitable for all ages, tastes and families
• Free, Free Parking
• Food and Drink vendors
Ed Note: Organizer Karyn Holyk shared with us who she thought was one of the most promising artisans at the event this year. To read more about them, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/enumclawpatch. (While you're there, 'like' us as well!)