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39TH Annual
June 13th & June 14, 2009


WHAT: Meet 110 of the west coast’s premier artists and craftspeople at North Berkeley's 39th Annual Live Oak Park Fair. From Saturday, June 13 to Sunday, June 14, 2009, this much anticipated free event showcases affordable and gorgeous fine crafts and contemporary art, including the latest handcrafted jewelry, clothing and accessories, quilts and baskets as well as sculptural and functional objects in clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood.

The whole family will enjoy a delicious array of festive food and drink along with continuous entertainment. Musical ambience abounds with Tippy Canoe’s unique ukulele-based sound, Mikie Lee Prasard’s country rhythms and Wildsang’s blues-infused folk duets. Live Oak Park is one of Berkeley's oldest and most naturalistic public parks—with accessible paths winding throughout the groves of magnificent oaks, towering Redwoods and meandering Codornices Creek—it provides the perfect setting for one of the Bay Area’s favorite summer events.

WHY: Live Oak Park Fair offers a unique opportunity to support local artisans and craftspeople while finding excellent values on some of the finest hand-made treasures. Casual browsers and craft aficionados can meet the artists and learn about their work in creating these one-of-a kind items.

WHEN: Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th, 2009; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck Ave. at Berryman Street in North Berkeley. Free shuttles run every 20 minutes from the North Berkeley BART Station to the Fair throughout the weekend. The park is wheelchair accessible.

WHO: More than 100 of the country’s top craftspeople and artisans including:

  • Hand-cut Block Printer -Yoshiko Yamamoto of Port Townsend, Washington whose vibrant cards and limited edition hand-cut block prints are coveted by collectors. A returning fair favorite, her Linoleum block print “Blackberries” has been selected to represent the Live Oak Park Fair as the signature image, appearing on all posters and cards.
  • Clay Artist -Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk of the Tahoe Basin area, who captures the natural beauty of her nearby surroundings in sculptural pieces using a variety of Raku, sawdust, pit-fired and high-fired pottery techniques.
  • Painter-Julianne Sterling of the East Bay, who creates soft, luminous abstracts and evocative figure paintings using oil on both wood and canvas.
  • Jewelry Designer -Katie Enewold of the Monterey Peninsula who designs whimsical earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pins using sterling silver, copper and brass combined with glass beads, semi-precious stones and found object accents.

TICKETS: Admission is FREE

Call 510-227-7110 or visit for more details.

Fair partners include: BART, ACCI Gallery (Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Inc.), North Shattuck Association of Berkeley, Botanical Garden of Berkeley, KFOGFM, East Bay Express and Berkeley Art Center.

Additionally, a select collection of Live Oak Park Fair artists works will be on display at the Berkeley Art Center.

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