PORT ANGELES — The key word in this weekend’s Arts in Action is ACTION.
This is not the sort of festival for sitting. The variety of the event is a winner as well.
The sixth annual Cruise In with the Old Timers Club and the Dream Machine Club will be tonight from 6 to 9 at the Ruddell Auto Mall. The show is being dedication in the memory of Mac Ruddell.
Admission is free with a donation for the Port Angeles Food Bank. Way Back Machine Band will play music at 7 p.m. and refreshments will be available.
The Peninsula Dream Machines will sponsor the club’s fourth annual Arts in Action Car Show on Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon with awards at 3 p.m. Anyone is welcome to enter a car. Bring vehicles to Front Street. For more information, call Dee Groves at 360-452-8907.
The Nor’wester Rotary Club is sponsoring the annual Arts in Action festival at which sand sculptor Charlie Beaulieu, who already has six world records to his name, will try to construct the tallest ever sand sculpture. The current record is 28 feet, 7 inches.
Laurel Street, between First and Railroad streets, will be blocked off Saturday and Sunday. Vendors will offer art, crafts and food and live entertainment will be provided both days.
11 a.m. – noon: PALOA Singers, vocal group.
noon – 1 p.m.: Friends of the 50s, swing band
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Jim Farrand, acoustic guitar/vocals.
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Jeremy Cays, new-age piano.
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Tongue & Groove, local favorite.
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Restless, contemporary.
noon – 1:15 p.m.: Riff-Raff, blues/jazz.
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Zach Zenovich and Reece Marshburn, jazz.
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Acoustic News, bluegrass.
Arts and Crafts
Included among those who will be offering arts and crafts for sale in booths at the festival are:Applegate Pottery; the Woodsmith; Friedman Glassworks and Blowing Sands; Barricks Originals and Prints; Fil by Golly, florals and shabby chic items; Cindy’s Spare Loot; Kindred Hearts; Kid’s World handmade and embroidered dresses’ Nimbus Candles; Frogmore Photography, prints and cards; Quesnell’s Leather; the High Lonesome eyeglass holders; Mad Hatter hats; Regan’s Beaded and Macramé Jewelry; Bids by Brody/JB Chains; Blue Steel Metal Arts; Woods N’ Goods; Oysterments of the Sea; Beyond the Basic Basket; Lincoln Express Shipping; Lakebay Pottery; Nou’s Family Sand Critters; Mangutz’ Primitive Americana Originals & Prints; Classicotton clothing and wool hats; Braggs Creations, wooden toys and household accessories; Sheryl Baxter’s Handcrafted Sterling Silver & Bead Jewelry; Cozy Cove Creations; Logan’s Willow Worx; Express Yourself Jewelry; Heidi and Rob’s Lighthouses; Chik and Jeannine’s Vests, Rocks, Glass; Scents and Serenity; Stitches, Steel and Sawdust, windchimes, stakes and sculptures; Jacob’s Custom Knives; Last Chants Studio; Snow creek Leather; Elliot Woods Woodworking; and Elliott Iron Works.