Thank you everybody who attended the 41st Annual Red River Valley International Wood Arts Festival this year on April 8-10th at the Baymont Inn, Fargo. We had an amazing turnout, twice the number of people that attended the show last year!!!
The aisles were packed with wood art enthusiast and people that just came in to admire the beautiful works on display.
Artists from all over the Midwest and even Canada had tables exhibiting their best work.
The Wood Arts Festival is a grand show where you can come see everything from carvers, turners, burners, antler carvings and chip carvers!
If you turn pens, do inlay work or even some scroll saw pieces, you will find something to admire! Don Nettum is the skilled and patient soul behind these wonderful scrollsaw masterpieces. Wow!
If you are looking for some quality handmade utensils stop by and check out The Karving Koskelas! I think their whole family is involved in some kind of art in one form or another.
Towards the back of the room we keep some of the best woodturners around in Ryan Hoss and Paul Hedman. These guys create some far out stuff!
The Wood Arts Festival isn’t just about the artist. It’s also a great opportunity for the public to take classes and even attend some free demonstrations on almost all the disciplines of wood art!
The show also features a work in progress piece. This piece is a carousel horse and is a direct replica of a historic horse from the carousel at the Red River Zoo. Larry Longtine and Dick Skauge have been chipping away at the horse and when complete it will be donated to the Red River Z00!
This year the show brought in nationally recognized carver Chris Hammack to teach classes and display some of his amazing caricatures! Thank you Chris for the great class and inspiration you bring to the carving community!
Well folks, hope to see you next year and again thank you for attending and making this an awesome experience!