Top Artists Featured at Mohawk Art Faire

Mohawk Community Art Faire 2021 featured artist, George Hal-
vorsen in his home workshop. He is working on the handmade raffle grand prize of a utility table. Photo by Judy Porep-Lullo

The Mohawk Community Art Faire (MCAF) is coming back this year after the pandemic recess of 2020.  The Art Faire is sponsored by the Mohawk Community Resource Center (MCRC) in Blairsden. Covid-19 caused last year’s show to be canceled but it’s back this year in full force. It will be held on the two days after Thanksgiving at the Graeagle Fire Hall in downtown Graeagle.

 It has been traditional to name a vendor in the Faire as the featured artist and this year it is George Halvorsen of Clio.  George is a longtime Plumas County resident and has been seen for years in numerous craft fairs in and around Plumas and Sierra Counties.  His art is woodworking and he creates beautiful and distinctive pieces of fine furniture and wood accessories appreciated by a wide audience. George worked as a general contractor for 39 years in Santa Rosa and Graeagle and has been producing fine furniture in his home workshop in Valley Ranch for the last 20 years.  He has been a part of the MCAF since its inception in 2014. 

 There will be a total of 20 vendors including featured artists from the past like wood carver Bobby Wheeler, stone sculptor Pete Rohde and woodworker John Lullo.  

The MCAF is a holiday tradition just in time for Christmas shoppers. With the predicted supply chain shortages caused by the pandemic this could be the ideal place to pick up gifts for the holidays.

 The MCAF will be held on the 26th and 27th of November at the fire hall at 7620 Highway 89, in Graeagle.  Doors open at 10 am on both days.  There will be a raffle, featuring items donated by the vendors. The raffle grand prize is a 32 inch tall, 2 drawer utility table made by woodworker George Halvorsen, this year’s featured artist.

The MCAF is a fundraiser in support of the Mohawk Community Resource Center. The MCRC provides valuable services to the community and needs community support to keep the doors open.  For more information call MCRC Coordinator, Holly Johnson at 530-293-7172 or e-mail at mcrc96103@gmail.com.

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