September 30, 2023


Arts Eternal

This weekend brought the Brookings Summer Arts Festival, with artists able to showcase their artwork for the community

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KELO) — This weekend brought the Brookings Summer Arts Pageant, with artists ready to showcase their artwork for the local community

“We’re nearly shut to 200 artwork booths, but we have a overall shut to 270 booths which include the children’s antiques and residing record the edibles and naturals meals booth,” Shari Avery stated.

Publicity Director Shari Avery suggests artists and their work appear from all over the place.

“The Brookings Summer Artwork Pageant was established 51 several years ago. A whole lot of grassroots items went into it, a lot of conversations at a coffee store. It’s naturally developed and had a lengthy history of sharing the arts, we’re speaking about the art, we’re conversing about some of our heritage arts, of course, our accomplishing arts with our enjoyment. We actually want individuals to come and truly feel the festival,” Avery mentioned.

Joeline Steffan is an artist from Nebraska who suggests she has been coming to this festival for the previous 30 many years.

“I’ve beloved artwork all my everyday living, and in 1990 we lost a next little one you know, so at times it takes an celebration like that, and the art was a remedy for me,” Steffan reported.

“The best thing I imagine about the competition is that you get to meet the artist who, it is concept to development. It is their child, they designed, dreamed up that product,” Avery claimed.

“I just started painting as a pastime, and pretty quickly any person stated you now go to an artwork present, and I went to a few shows in the space, but I kept hearing about the Brookings Summer time Art Competition, and I experienced to consider it out,” Steffan explained.

Most of Steffan’s artwork is based on Midwestern landscapes.

“We farm, my husband and I, so I have a lot of ag-linked scenes that I do,” Steffan stated.

Dave Hubner is 1 of the festival’s founders as very well as a potter from Bushwell, South Dakota.

“I like background, and pottery is section of historical past,” Hubner explained.