2022 Grapeview Water & Art Festival Event Recap!

After a two-year COVID hiatus, the 27th annual Grapeview Water & Art Festival, presented by the Grapeview Community Association (GCA), was held Saturday, July 23, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the picturesque Fair Harbor Marina and Port of Grapeview, located on the Grapeview Loop Rd. off Route 3 between Belfair and Shelton, WA.

Thanks to the creative planning, dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work of 18 venue sub-chairs and over 150 individual volunteers, I think we can all agree that we succeeded in achieving the overall goal of the Water & Art Festival: to provide an “old fashion community celebration for all ages.” 

On top of that, the proceeds from the event will allow us to give back to the community in the form of scholarships and donations to community organizations. THANK YOU!

In addition, we owe our deep appreciation and a big “thank you” to our many supporters, without whom the Grapeview Water & Art Festival would simply not be possible. Starting first with our official co-sponsors, Kelly & Cindy Granger, owners of Fair Harbor Marina, who provided the perfect venue for the festival; and the Port of Grapeview Commissioners, who allowed us to use their restroom facilities and provided the space for a bigger and better area for the Children’s Activities.

We also extend our sincere appreciation to the following government agencies, organizations, and businesses for their generous support:
• Mason County Transit
• Grapeview Fire Department
• Mason County Sheriff Department
• Taylor Shellfish
• Mason County Garbage

SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS . . .
• Perfect weather with a high in the low 80s
• An enthusiastic crowd, some say the largest we’ve ever had
• 41 talented and unique artists “happy to be back”
• Sold-Out of Hamburgers and Cobblers
• Largest profit in recent years from Hot Dogs
• Successful introduction of a new menu item, “Fritos Chili Pie”
• Estimated 150 children participated in Boat Building, Crafts and Face-painting
• Lines of eager golfers waiting to try their hand at a ‘Hole-in-One’
• Sold-Out: 2022 Festival Poster
• Qualified to receive a grant from the WA Arts Council and Festivals and Events Association pending approval of verifying documentation.

The Festival Advisory Committee will be re-convening in the Fall to start reviewing all the reports and looking to the 28th annual Grapeview Water & Art Festival in 2023.  THANK YOU!

Scenes from the 2022 Water & Art Festival!

 

 

The annual Festival Poster, curated and executed by Mary Baker and Phil Stewart, and The Festival T-shirt and commemorative product design by Mary Larson.

2022 Festival Poster & Artist
Phil and Mary have recruited, artist Carol Boudreau, a native Oregonian, with a deep love of Pacific Northwest landscapes. After teaching elementary school for 30 years, Carol turned her talents to photography and then to painting, using watercolors to capture the beauty, luminosity, and spirit of the PNW. Carol’s goal is to enable viewers to have an emotional connection with something familiar in nature.

The poster will be available for early purchase (cash or checks only) at the July 8th GCA event and at the festival – $25 unframed and $65 framed. Carol will also be one of the 41 artists exhibiting her work at the Art portion of the festival. So, check out her booth.

2022 Festival T-Shirt Design & Artist
Again, this year, GCA member Mary Larson, has created this beautiful design, which will go on the 2022 commemorative T-Shirt. Also, for sale will be hats, vests, sweatshirts, and new this year canvass shopping bags. These products will be available for early purchase (cash or check only) at the July 8th .

 

Recap of the 2019 Water & Art Festival!
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