For press and publicity information about the festival, please contact Jolie Bazler at 208-818-5957

Looking for a special story or a unique angle to cover this annual press event? Would you like to interview an artist, performer or festival committee chairperson? Contact Jolie Bazler.

Art on the Green 50th Anniversary dates released:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
August 3, 4 & 5, 2018


Organization:     Citizens’ Council for the Arts

For Immediate Release

Be part of Art on the Green's special 50th anniversary! Did you know? Art on the Green is run by more than 500 volunteers each summer. Shifts are 2-3 hours long, depending on the station. We have shifts for all ages. If you would like to sign up for a shift or find out more about our volunteer opportunities, please contact Jolie. If you would like to find out more about Art on the Green, please join us for a NEW VOLUNTEER Meeting, Thursday, June 28, 6:00pm, at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library in the Community Room. Art on the Green volunteer opportunities include:

- Food and beverage booths – food and drink booths are run by volunteers to support the festival. Serve ice cream, prepare tasty food, or sell cold drinks with a warm smile!

- Children’s Art Garden – the festival provides free hands-on art activities as well as special activities for a small fee for children of all ages.

- Art areas, including the Clothesline Art Sale.

The purpose of the festival is to support the arts & artists, and to bring a wonderful art & music festival to our community each year. Admittance into the festival and all of the entertainment is free of charge, thanks to our volunteers! Art on the Green is a highlight of summer in Coeur d’Alene, and volunteering for the festival enriches the community where we live.

If you are a returning volunteer and want to volunteer at the same station this year, please get in touch with your station leader or email volunteer coordinator Jolie.

Art on the Green 2017 Press Release

Organization:     Citizens’ Council for the Arts

For Immediate Release

The Art on the Green art festival has risen in attendance and notoriety to become one of the most prestigious festivals in the Inland Northwest area. As one of the oldest continual festivals in the region, Art on the Green is known for its elegance of venue, family atmosphere, and variety of affordable art.

Art on the Green is free to the public and will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 4, 5, 6, 2017. It’s staged on the beautiful green of North Idaho College on Lake Coeur d’Alene and is only minutes from Interstate 90 (off the Northwest Boulevard exit), and parking at the college is easy and free.

Art on the Green celebrates seasoned as well as emerging artists and craftsmen. All participating artists have been juried and the festival will have more than 175 art booths this year. Many artists are regional from Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana and BC, Canada, while others come from California, Arizona, and Nevada, and still others from as far away as Alaska and New York. There is also a Juried Show within the festival where participating art pieces are judged and eligible for over $3,000 in prize money and awards. Art works in the Juried Show are original creations and available for purchase. The Clothesline Sale features original paintings and photographs priced from $10 to $75.

Younger artists are encouraged to “test the waters” as working artists and are able to participate as Youth Booth artists. This year we have six youth artists with booths where they will sell their wares, as well as a booth for the student artists of North Idaho College.

Art on the Green is distinctly known as a family affair and has received local awards and attention as a "Best Family Event." The festival is stroller-friendly, and children (and adults) are invited to participate in our “hands-on” art area where each child can create and take home their own masterpiece. Easels, washable paints, and brushes, as well as modeling clay, are supplied free to every child.

Good old-fashioned festival food will be available for the hungry festival attendees. All food booths are run by Art on the Green volunteers and feature fresh, local food. Fresh corn on the cob, grilled chicken, sausages and sandwiches, pulled-pork sandwiches, veggie noodle bowls, frozen lemonade, and ice cream are available in the food court at the center of the festival. The Healthy Snack Shack near the South Stage provides a place where patrons can get food, drinks and snacks of the healthier variety, including organic and gluten-free items, salads, quinoa bowls, fresh fruit, and more.

The Beer & Wine Garden at Art on the Green will feature locally crafted beer, wine and hard cider. Patrons can come taste a variety of “liquid art” while enjoying the great music on the North Stage at Art on the Green.

Live entertainment runs all weekend long on two stages, and features music of many genres, including classical, jazz, rock, pop, indie, dance music, R&B, soul, folk, Bluegrass, Americana, contemporary country, big band, Celtic, and many singer/songwriter performers. All performances free, paid for by the work of dedicated Art on the Green volunteers.

The 49th annual Art on the Green is presented by the Citizens' Council for the Arts, a non-profit corporation of interested volunteers formed to encourage, promote and support the arts locally. Art on the Green is unique in that it is run by volunteers, and it is not a fundraiser for another cause: it is art for art. Fees and commissions from artists and food booth sales pay the costs of the festival for the next year.

Art on the Green / Citizens' Council for the Arts