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49th annual Hansen Arts & Crafts Honest is Aug. 19 in Logan

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LOGAN – If you love sunshine and crafts, arrive invest a enjoyable-stuffed Saturday in northwest Kansas on Highway 9. The town of Logan, dwelling to the renovated Hansen Museum, hosts a single of the most effective arts and crafts fairs in Kansas.

Join the festivities on Saturday, August 19, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., when additional than 57 artisans and crafters from Kansas and the surrounding states will turn the Hansen Plaza into a shopper’s paradise.

There is no admission charge.

Registration fees go to Phillips County Hospice from the Hansen Museum 5K Run and 2 Mile Fun Walk. Courtesy file photo
Registration service fees go to Phillips County Hospice from the Hansen Museum 5K Operate and 2 Mile Entertaining Wander. Courtesy file picture

The working day kicks off with a 5K Operate and 2 Mile Entertaining Wander. Registration and T-shirt pickup get started at 7:00 a.m. at the corner of Douglas and Most important. The 5K Operate starts off at 8:00 a.m. with the 2 Mile Walk to comply with at 8:15 a.m. All registration charges will be presented to Phillips County Hospice Expert services. Download a registration form at or connect with the museum to sign up.

After the race, awesome off in the shade and check out out the crafty offerings as every booth opens for company at 9:00 a.m. Meals distributors fill the air with tantalizing smells as they prepare delicious foodstuff such as hamburgers, bratwursts, turkey and noodles, pies, barbeque, walking tacos, snow cones, kettle corn, and far more. There is some thing delicious for each individual palette. Also, at 9:00 a.m., Inflate-o-Fun will be completely ready to entertain the little ones with an impediment course, meltdown video game and a soar/slide combo.

For your listening enjoyment, live music on two levels can be appreciated through the working day. The south stage will showcase the talents of “Formerly Three” at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. alternating with “The Bent Fork Band” entertaining from the north phase at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Artisans presenting their skills around the Plaza Sq. during the day include Joy of Painting instructor Sandra Seamone caricature sketches by Brooke Werner basket weaving by Marsha Jensen wheel throwing techniques on the potter’s wheel by Rodney Zimmerman weaver Sally Brandon pen and ink artist Julie Peterson-Shea and quick attract taking pictures with the Deer Creek Regulators.

Amble throughout the road to the Logan Library where by you can watch Janie Lowry’s Disappearing Quilts Keep Showing Up demonstration at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. On the other close of the block, Iowa chainsaw artist, Blair Smith, will astonish you with his chainsaw artistry. Blair is scheduled to carve at the support station at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. Be confident to quit and check out his astounding expertise. Two of his remarkable sculptures will be specified away in drawings at 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

You should take time to action inside of the museum and meander through the gallery. On show is Sean Kenney’s Animal Tremendous Powers exhibition, sculptures made with LEGO bricks. This exhibit is a crowd-pleaser, so make certain to prevent in the gallery for a glance.

Though within, verify out the membership table to invest in or renew your Hansen Museum membership. Purchasing a membership in the course of the Arts & Crafts Reasonable mechanically enters you in the Hansen Bucks drawings (Hansen Bucks can be spent just like money at all Arts and Crafts Good distributors). Hansen Bucks truly worth $500 will be offered absent in drawings held at 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Keep in mind to stick all-around simply because you have to be current to earn and shell out these bucks!

The emphasize of the day will be the variety of 12 new winners (and two alternates) of the coveted “Artist of the Month” award. The crafters are judged for uniqueness, quality of craft, and display screen. Winners introduced at 2:45 p.m. with prizes and pictures to comply with the fair’s 3:00 p.m. closing.

Sign up for us for the 49th Annual Hansen Arts & Crafts Honest, Saturday, August 19, 2023, on the wonderful Hansen Plaza in downtown Logan. Come hungry, carry your wallet, and have on your walking sneakers. You are going to depart with a smile.

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