2017 Arts & Crafts Faire Welcome
On behalf of the entire organization, we want to welcome you to the 40th annual Arts & Crafts Faire. We have continued the legacy of the Seal Beach Arts Association and grown and developed the event to one of the "crown jewels" of the Arts & Crafts show season in Southern California. You will see many artisans who have been long term attendees and some new ones. All have been juried.
With the support of all our vendors, the Lions Club, our non-profit partners, sponsors, the Los Alamitos Unified School District, Republic Services and the City of Seal Beach, this truly is one of the best shows for authentic arts and crafts in the region. Thank you for being a part of the event. We hope this information is helpful to all participants. We will of course be providing stage entertainment and also the Lions and Leos locally supported grilling of hot dogs, brats, and more.
We are proud to have Alamitos Eye Care as our entertainment sponsor along with our Los Alamitos Unified School District students and faculty as the performers. Additionally, the City of Seal Beach has also been a key partner with not only staff support but also the management and addition of the Kid's Chalk Art activity through the Recreation Department, more specifically, Jessica Jacobs.
This event is a collaboration of long-term volunteers and new. Along with Lion Barbara Wright, we have added the youth Peace Poster contest with our local schools and home schooled children. Also, the Lions Club wishes to acknowledge our non-profit partners: the Seal Beach Women's Club, the Seal Beach Animal Care Center, the Los Alamitos Unified School District and of course our own dedicated Leo Clubs. Without the Leo Clubs, much of the support to the artisans would not be possible.
The focus this year for the Lions Club, with our continued focus on community communication, is ultimately to drive traffic - both residents and visitors to our show - really the artist's show. We hope that all of you will offer feedback and have a remarkable experience here at the show.
Thank you again to the artisans, for without you some of the special creative magic would be lost in the autumn of Seal Beach.
Seth A. Eaker
Chairman, Airs & Crafts Faire 2017
President, Seal Beach Lions