August 7, 2000
30TH ANNUAL GREATER BOTHELL ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
The 30th annual Bothell Arts & Crafts Fair is set for Friday and Saturday, Aug.11 and 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13 at the Anderson School grounds, 18603 Bothell Way NE in Bothell.
This year's theme for the Northshore community event is "A World of Art, A World of Music & a World of Fun" and includes two days of quality craft booths, a juried fine arts show, artist demonstrations, great entertainment, food, and a children's art area. The weekend will be kicked off on Friday, Aug. 11 with a performance by Silhouette, a seven piece group playing classic rock 'n roll and rhythm and blues music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Main Stage. Organized by Bill Harris, Chris Stratton and Mike Beriault, Silhouette has been together for more than six years. Other members include Flora Mcgill, Mac Lopez, Joe Blumenzweig and Greg Beaver.
In the community area there are health screenings by Chip, a chiropractic health organization, exhibits and Kettlekorn.
The Fine Arts Gallery will include original oil and watercolor paintings, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. All art is for sale.
The Senior Craft Gallery will be in the courtyard.
William Wilde Zeitler will perform on the glass armonica. The glass armonica was made by Gerhard Finkenbeiner of Waltham, Ma. and consists of 44 hand-blown pure quartz cups. This is the second largest instrument made by Finkenbeiner, the largest one is in a museum in Tokyo.
There will be free children's arts and crafts by Northshore Community Cooperative Preschool from Kenmore. They will include a sensory table, puzzle table, puppet theatre for kids to decorate and play in, a dress up trunk, rain sticks, painting and play dough.
The Adopt A Greyhound program will be on hand. Greyhound Pets has found homes for several thousand retired racing greyhounds from several tracks and rescue sources. They are spayed or neutered, give them all their immunization shots, treat them for fleas, ticks, and worms, care for their teeth, and make certain a veterinarian has given each dog a complete physical examination.
Throughout the days visitors can enjoy continuous music; blues, country, classic, ragtime, and the popular gospel music Sunday.
Multi-instrumentalist Mary Wiles, who has been rated one of the top women performers in Northwest country music, will be performing with her band during the weekend.
Wiles will perform a country and variety music show playing the banjo, fiddle, blues harmonica, guitar, mandolin and keyboards. Her show includes surprise spoof appearances from 'famous' country stars and celegbrities, such as Elvis and Willie Nelson.
Another featured performer at the Fair will be Maya Soleil. The group presents a dynamic show with colorful costumes, dance and unusual musical instruments to accompany their multi-cultural music ‹ from traditional African rhythm to contemporary funky dance beats.
Saturday the Fair runs from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturday's Main Stage line up is: "Sammamish Sublimation Ragtime Band" 10-11 a.m. & 11-12 p.m., "Maya Soleil"-funky tribal rhythms 12-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m., "Joe Koplin Jazz Quintet, Inc." 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m., "Sparkling Tonics"- Tin Pan Alley jazz 4-5 p.m. and 5-6 p.m., and "Crossroads Band"-rockin blues 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.
On Sunday the day begins with "Urban Rhythms Gospel Choir" 10-11 a.m. , 12-1 p.m., 2-3 p.m., "Salt"-contemporary Christian band 11-12 p.m., " "Morning Light"- contemporary 1-2 p.m., "Mary Wiles"- country and gospel 3-4 and 4-5 p.m.
There will be a food court, Starbuck's free samples on Sunday only, face painting, train rides, and a bounce play area. For more information visit www.bothellfair.org or call 425-821-1127.