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Grants Pass Art Faire Raises Funds for Rogue Valley Humane Society

Editor’s Note: We regret that we neglected to post this contributed article, received the first week of June, in a timely manner. Thanks and congratulations to the participating artists, Spring Meadow Retirement in Grants Pass and Spring Meadow’s resident artist /event organizer Janet Gogue for producing an event that did so much for the Rogue Valley Humane Society! Art really does matter!

What a terrific time we had at this year’s Art Faire and Wine Tasting! Even though the Schmidts had their own club event scheduled the same day, they were so gracious to provide the wine for the RV Humane Society; and Vincenzo Cangilose’s guitar-playing was a big hit to say the least. Great talent, that young man! And how fun it was to have a horse-drawn carriage, miniature horses and adoptive dogs all parading around on a bright, sunny afternoon. Most importantly, Rogue Valley Humane Society Board Member Bill Fien reports that the event raised $1854.00 for their organization!

A lot of hard work and preparation went into this huge indoor event. Thanks to everyone who contributed time, effort, money, and goods to make this our best Art Faire yet. A special thanks from the staff and management of Spring Meadow to all the dedicated, professional artists and artisans who did most of the heavy lifting and made it all worthwhile and to the tireless volunteers who helped with tear-down and set-up! Many of the thirty artists/artisans who displayed have told me they would like to do something similar before Christmas. Hmmmm. Maybe a “Holiday Artisans’ Market”…

I am thrilled that visiting photographer from New York, Phil Hoyt, also contributed photos which captured the essence of our terrific indoor/outdoor event for the benefit of the RV Humane Society! Thank you tons for the many gracious comments visitors and participants have sent to us via email!

~Janet Gogue, Spring Meadows Resident Artist

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