Art in a wide range of mediums was exhibited for visitors in nine different venues over the weekend. Homes, businesses, including restaurants, and a gallery hosted artists as they showed their work to hundreds of viewers and shoppers in the annual Madera Art Tour on Saturday and Sunday.
Cedar Creek Senior Living and Circle Gallery had the greatest number of vendors. The retirement home hosted 28 while Madera County Arts Council’s gallery had about 20 vendors.
Event chair Abigail Anderson-Shine said a few artists cancelled. Those who did show for the 6th annual Holiday Art Affair included painters, photographers, gourmet food makers, jewelers, a wrought-iron artist, an author and illustrator and musicians. Saturday was also the last day people were able to see the 2012 Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts exhibition. The agricultural art competition and exhibit included entries in the form of photography, oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings as well as pencil and pen drawings.
“I am so pleased that the weather turned out to be beautiful. It was slow this morning because it was still real overcast, but as the sun started to peek through and the weather started to warm up more and more people started coming,” said Anderson-Shine, who also serves as vice president on the MCAC board of directors...