Fallasburg Virtual Arts Festival 2020
This year's Fallasburg Arts Festival happened, but not in the usual live format that festival lovers have grown accustomed to. In reaction to COVID-19 concerns, LowellArts presented a virtual version of the festival.
The Festival began in 1968 and LowellArts has been presenting the Fallasburg Arts Festival in historic Fallasburg Park since 1978. In that time the festival has always gone on, surviving downpours, dry spells, and even the competition of ArtPrize.
The 2-day, outdoor event typically features over 100 unique fine art and fine craft booths, food booths, children's craft area, craft demonstrations, and music performed on an outdoor stage. Annual attendance estimates are 25,000.
The Festival is also a major annual fundraiser for LowellArts as well as for many other community non profits who raise funds through food sales and donations from parking and the children's area.
Over 150 volunteers work for months in advance planning and organizing the Festival.
In addition, the 100+ fine artisans that participate in the Festival depend on art sales as part of their regular income, and view this Festival as their last big event before folding their tents for the winter.
LowellArts depends on the revenue from the Fallasburg Arts Festival to fund arts programming throughout the year. With the cancellation of the in-person festival, we are reaching out to our festival supporters to consider making a donation to support LowellArts this year.
Support Fallasburg Virtual Arts Festival 2020
Funds raised through the Fallasburg Arts Festival are used to fund arts programming at LowellArts throughout the year. We are asking festival supporters to consider to support LowellArts this year with a donation.
We are also asking visitors to the virtual event to support artists - email or use the links on the event site to connect with the artists and purchase artwork.
LowellArts would like to thank this year's Fallasburg Virtual Arts Festival 2020 Sponsors: Fifth Third Bank & Meijer.
The talented artists that were juried into the 2020 Fallasburg Arts Festival are represented on the LowellArts website.
Artists have a profile page that consists of images for the artist, an artist description / statement, and contact email and/or website or other links provided by the artist. If you are interested in purchasing artwork from an artist, you can connect with that artist directly by email, through the artists' website, or through other on-line sales platforms such as Etsy.
100% of these proceeds go directly to the artists. There is still time to shop! Visit the links on the artist profile pages.
For the Fallasburg Virtual Arts Festival on September 19 and 20, a full line-up of live music was presented at a new, outdoor performance venue in Lowell called Camp Clear Sky.
A limited number of tickets were available for guests to attend the concerts in-person. The concerts were also live-streamed on YouTube and were available free to on-line visitors.
Thank you to everyone who listened in-person and on-line. If you missed it, video from the concert sessions will be posted on our website soon!
Annual Quilt Raffle
The tradition of the Annual Quilt Raffle was part of the Fallasburg Virtual Arts Festival this year.
On September 20 at 5:00pm, a live-streamed “pulling of the winning ticket” ceremony was held to announce the winner of the quilt. The quilt titled "Blue Lagoon" was created exclusively for the 2020 festival by Dawn Ysseldyke.
Congratulations to Holly Fehlig of Lowell who won the quilt in the raffle this year. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the programs and services of LowellArts.
Timeless Craft Demonstrators
A tradition for the festival has been to feature artisans demonstrating timeless craft techniques, located in the pavilion at Fallasburg Park.
Learn more about the dedicated artisans that demonstrate at the festival every year including: Calligraphy, Fly Tying, Gourd Art, Mosaic, Paper Making, Origami, Quilting, Jewelry Making, Wood Carving, Weaving, Spinning, and other Fiber Arts.
Fallasburg Pumpkin Decorating
Children (of any age) were invited to create a "character" pumpkin and have a photo of their creation on the website as part of the virtual event.
Pumpkins were available free of charge at the LowellArts Gallery. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Visit the pumpkin decorating page and meet the cast of characters that were submitted.
Order your Fallasburg Arts Festival Surviving 2020 Creatively apparel today!
Buy a shirt... and let others know we are surviving 2020 creatively.
Apparel comes in a variety of colors and sizes. Options include: Women's T-Shirts, Women's V-Neck T-Shirts, Men's & Women's Hooded Long Sleeve T-Shirts, and Men's T-Shirts.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the organizations that provide amazing food for the festival each year.
Each food booth will be represented on the interactive map, with highlights about what each non-profit organization is and how the proceeds of festival food sales impact the community.