GOLDENDALE, Wash. - The Maryhill Arts Festival promises to be an exciting and uniquely Northwest experience.

Held under a canopy of trees in Maryhill Museum's picnic grounds, from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, it will make for a weekend where art, wine, food and music can be enjoyed by all. Admission to the festival is free.

Dozens of artists from throughout the region will showcase original, quality art alongside a special exhibition by the Pacific Northwest Sculptors Association and the annual Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, featuring 15 large-scale works.

Visitors can stroll through displays of beautiful paintings, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, sculpture and much more. Many of the artists will be giving art demonstrations and there will be free art-making activities for children.

The Wine Garden will serve a variety of wines from the seven wineries of the Klickitat Wine Alliance and food vendors will be on site including the Lyle Hotel Restaurant, Brian's Pourhouse Restaurant, Casa El Mirador and Cafe Maryhill.

Hourly musical presentations on the stage include Didgeridoo of George Knehr, Charles Crosman, Joanie and the Chipsters, Swing Crew, Humphrey and Hartman, and others.

Maryhill Museum of Art on Washington Scenic Route 14 just west of U.S. 97 is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including holidays through Nov. 15.

General admission is $7, seniors $6, and children 6 to 16 $2.


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