Harvest of Artists a Huge Success

Gwendlyn Goulet at Harvest of Artists with her artisan jewellery.
Gwendlyn Goulet at Harvest of Artists with her artisan jewellery.

Saturday's Harvest of Artists in Richards Landing, was the first organized event of the summer for many people to attend.

Both shoppers and vendors alike seemed thrilled at the opportunity to be out in public, at a real live event with others. Almost like old times.

Sherie Gladu, organizer for the Township of St. Joseph Events & Activities Committee estimates that at least 300 people came out for the show and sale. Sherie gave credit to local business owner, Peggy Chapman, for her insight and advice in planning an outdoor art show. Peggy hosted the Canadian Art Festival at the waterfront in Richards Landing for many years. 

In total, 19 vendors spent the day well spread out across the Centennial Grounds, showcasing and selling their works. Artists from Sault Ste. Marie, Echo Bay, St. Joseph Island, and Elliot Lake participated in this new outdoor show, and Sherie says, "We have an additional 20 artists who are interested if we do it again next year."

Most vendors and attendees were wearing masks and very respectful of distancing, although most vendors removed their masks to have their photo taken.

Artist and organizer Sherie Gladu with a homemade gadget to give people their change and respect social distance guidelines.
Artist and organizer Sherie Gladu with a homemade gadget to give people their change and respect social distance guidelines.
Superior Whimsy- Artist Suzanne Walls.
Superior Whimsy- Artist Suzanne Walls.
Artist Tania Taraniuk-Caputo with her alcohol ink and gouache paintings.
Artist Tania Taraniuk-Caputo with her alcohol ink and gouache paintings.
Artist Dawn Allard of Willow Creek Farm.
Artist Dawn Allard of Willow Creek Farm.