Call for Fine Art Fair Volunteers

Memorial Day weekend in Sturgeon Bay is now synonymous with the Fine Art Fair, the event began in 1998 as a small one day event. Hatched by local artist Kristi Roenning, in conjunction with the organization now known as the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC), the fair consisted of a couple of dozen artists displaying their artwork at the Market Square Park. Over the years, the fair has grown to a two-day event featuring over one hundred local and regional artists, but one thing has remained the same: Volunteers are still and always needed.

2014 marks the 16th (and possibly final) year that Roenning and her family and friends will fill many of the volunteer spots for the Fine Art Fair. The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center would like to say “Thank you!” to Kristi, her family and friends for their dedication to this event and for helping create such a fabulous event for locals and tourist alike, we couldn’t have done it without your years of enthusiasm to create such an event.

However, volunteers are still needed to pull off this great event (and many others throughout the season) that brings so many to our community along with many other events throughout the season.

In this small, tight-knit community that enjoys art and music events and festivals – and welcomes so many visitors to share in the fun – volunteering is both entirely necessary and often overlooked. With a staff of only four individuals the SBVC (along with their family and many friends) give back to our community by offering their time during many holiday or festival weekends year after year and this year like every other year they NEED the community’s help. The Fine Art Fair, Sidewalk Sales, Music in the Park – all these events couldn’t happen without the dedication of the small SBVC staff, local sponsorships, and volunteers.

Volunteers are always needed for a variety of tasks over the course of the Fine Art Fair weekend; from early morning’s tent set-up to helping with children’s art activities, handing out programs, assisting in the art raffle tent, and clean-up chores at the end of each day. Whether you would like to help out for two hours or the entire two days, your time and effort will be much appreciated. Volunteering doesn’t mean giving up your whole weekend, many times only a few hours of your time would help the SBVC create a successful event. So please don’t be deterred from calling and volunteering, a sliver of your time would mean the world to SBVC and everyone else involved.

For information on volunteering this weekend or at any of the local events, please contact the staff at Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, 920.743.6246.