Logan is home to the Dane G. Hansen Museum which sponsors one of the best arts and crafts fairs in Kansas. Saturday, August 17, 2019, over fifty artists and crafters from Kansas and surrounding states will turn the Hansen Plaza into a shopper’s paradise. Family and friends rally together on Main Street in Logan for this annual event.
There is no admission charge.
Crafters check in before dawn in preparation for the fair’s 9:00 a.m. opening. Food vendors soon begin filling the air with tantalizing smells as they begin preparing delicious offerings such as hamburgers, bratwurst, chicken & noodles, pies, pulled pork sandwiches, sno-cones, kettle corn, and more. If you start the day hungry, you won’t be for long.
The day gets underway with a 5K Run/2 Mile Fun Walk. Registration and t-shirt pickup begin at 7:00 a.m. at the corner of Douglas and Main. The 5K run starts at 8:00 a.m. with the 2 mile walk to follow at 8:15 a.m. All registration fees are donated to Phillips County Hospice Services.
For your listening pleasure, live music on two stages can be enjoyed throughout the day. The south stage will show case the talents of “Lora McDonald” at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. and “Formerly Three” will entertain from the north stage at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Iowa chain saw artist, Blair Smith, will be on the grounds to astonish you with his chain saw artistry. Blair is scheduled to carve at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. Be sure to stop and watch his amazing talent. Two of his incredible sculptures will be given away in drawings at 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Artisans presenting their skills around the Plaza Square throughout the day include: fast draw shooting by the Deer Creek Regulators; “Fleece to Fabric” by Area Weavers & Spinners and The Shepherd’s Mill; black smith techniques with Brian Bethke; oil painting by National Oil Painters of America Signature Member, David Vollbracht; Joy of Painting instructors T.R. Matthews and Sandra Seamone; and wheel throwing techniques on the potter’s wheel with Chris Goedert.
After strolling around the Plaza, please step inside the museum and meander around the gallery. Our exhibit, “A Life In The Wild,” contains forty of world renown wildlife and nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen’s most prized photographs. While you are in the gallery, don’t forget to check out B Duh Junk’s amazing pressed tin art for sale in our Artist of the Month area.
Amble over to the Community Room where you can check out antique appraising, quilting demonstrations, and membership sales. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., antique appraiser Bob Jones will be available to give a free verbal approximation of value on two of your antiques. At 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. watch Janie Lowry’s Festive Table Topper demonstration.
Please stop by the membership table to purchase or renew your Dane G. Hansen Museum membership. Purchasing a membership during the Arts & Crafts Fair automatically enters you in the Hansen Bucks drawings. Five hundred dollars ($500) worth of Hansen Bucks will be given away in drawings held at 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Remember to stick around because you must be present to win and spend these bucks!
At 9:00 a.m. Inflate-o-Fun will be ready to entertain the children with a jumper/slide combo and the new meltdown game. At 10:00 a.m. the Logan Medical Clinic will offer free face painting in the Kids Tent.
The highlight of the day will be the selection 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. Winners announced at 2:45 p.m. with prizes and photos to follow the fair’s 3:00 p.m. closing.
Join us for the 46th Annual Hansen Arts & Crafts Fair, Saturday, August 17, 2019, on the beautiful Hansen Plaza in downtown Logan, Kansas. Come hungry, bring your wallet, and wear your walking shoes. You’ll leave with a smile.