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Sunnyside Artists to hold annual art fair Sunday

June 7, 2017 By Christian Murray

Sunnyside residents will have the opportunity to come out and support local artists this Sunday and perhaps enjoy a free glass of wine in the process.

The annual Queen of Angels Art Fair, which is being put together by Sunnyside Artists, will be held at the Queen of Angels Parish Hall located at 44-04 Skillman Ave this Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The fair will showcase the work of 30 local artists, with each artist having a table to display his or her work. The artwork will include ceramics, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, sculptures, photography and drawings, according to Patricia Dorfman, founder of Sunnyside Artists.

Artists will be selling their artwork with the proceeds going directly to them. A free glass of wine will be given to anyone who buys a piece of artwork. Lowery Liquors will provide the wine.

The first annual Art Fair took place 10 years ago with just five artists and 75 attendees. In recent years approximately 30 artists have been participating and between 800 and 1,000 people have been attending.

Dorfman believes this is a great way for local artists to get their name out and sell their work. She added that it is also a fun time for everyone in attendance.

Tito Rad Grill, a local Filipino restaurant, will be offering a $5 lunch.  There will be raffles.

Sunnyside Artists doesn’t make a profit from the event. However, 15 percent of the proceeds from raffles, the lunch and the artist table fees go toward local food pantries, with the remainder going toward advertising the event and expenses.

Sculpture by Jerry Torre (Photo: Peter Wing, 2016)

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