Dakota Creek Winery’s first juried art show Aug. 23
By Jack Kintner
Nearly 50 artists have signed up to participate in the first-ever Art at the Winery Outdoor Arts Festival to be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, at the Dakota Creek Winery, 3575 Haynie Road in Blaine.
Artists from around the northwest have been juried into the show and will set up in a circle of 40 tent canopies in a field between the winery’s production building and its unique cellaring cave, a medieval-looking Quonset hut that winery owner Ken Peck and his wife Jill buried into a hillside.
The various media on display and for sale will include pottery, watercolors, oil and pastel paintings, photography, textiles, glass, jewelry, clothing, yard art and mixed media.
Musicians from around the area will be performing all day, “everything from instrumentalists to a Swiss yodeler,” Peck said, adding that he will have plenty of his own artisan wines available for sampling.
Those include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Chardonnay and a special charity blend called Firefighter Red.
The winery is located east of I-5. After taking exit 270 turn right and then immediately turn left onto Valley View Road. Continue two miles to Haynie Road, turn left and watch for signs on the left (south) side of the road.
Coming south from Canada or from Blaine, proceed eastbound on H Street, turn south on Harvey Road, then east on Sweet Road. The road eventually swings south for a short way and then turns east again as Haynie Road. Watch for signs on your right.