Gold Country Fair

Gold Country Fair


A FUN PARTY. NOT VANILLA ICE NOT THE BAND PERFORMING TODAY. Reporter: NOT VANILLA ICE. CURRENTLY REFURBING A HOUSE SOMEWHERE BECAUSE HE LIKES TO FLIP HOUSES. THE 130th ANNUAL GOLD COUNTRY FAIR IS HAPPENING IN AUBURN THIS WEEK THE PERFECT PLACE TO GO ON CARNIVAL RIDES, EAT FAIR FOODS AND WATCH A DEMOLITION DERBY. DINA KUPFER IS THERE WITH A WHOLE LOT MORE. Reporter: GOOD MORNING. AND I AM PAINTING. SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT REALLY THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THE GOLD COUNTRY FAIR IS THE ARTWORK. SO THAT’S WHAT WE’RE HERE FEATURING THIS MORNING. I’M WRITING OUT “GOOD DAY.” IT’S ACTUALLY REALLY NERVE- WRACKING TO WRITE THIS ON SOMETHING THAT’S NOT A PIECE OF PAPER THAT YOU CAN ERASE. IT’S SUPER LEGIBLE. Reporter: THERE’S NO MESSING UP AND NO MISTAKES IN ART BUT THERE IS JUDGMENT. SOME PEOPLE WILL BE JUDGING. THERE WE GO. NOW, “GOOD DAY” HAS MADE THEIR STAMP — AND ON MYSELF. THE ART COUNCIL OF PLACER COUNTY IS THE ONE THROWING ALL THIS TOGETHER. SO WE HAVE THERESA SWARDLOW WITH US THIS MORNING. GOOD MORNING. Reporter: WHAT IS THIS ASPECT OF THE COUNTY FAIR? THIS IS SOMETHING NEW. THIS IS BRAND-NEW THIS YEAR. ARTS COUNCIL OF PLACER COUNTY IS BRINGING THE ART EXPERIENCE AND IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTS OF ARTIST TO BRING THEIR WORK FROM OVER 100 ARTISTS HERE. WE HAVE PERFORMING ART, VISUAL ART, INTERACTIVE ART TO BE PART OF ART AND THERE’S KIDS’ PROJECTS. THERE’S JUST A TON OF THINGS TO EXPERIENCE. Reporter: SO I WANT TO TAKE YOU INSIDE THE BUILDING NOW. SO YOU SAW THE CANOE OUTSIDE OBVIOUSLY. THAT’S SOMETHING THAT THE KIDS CAN COME OUT, GET A LITTLE PAINT ON, NOT ONLY THE CANOE BUT ALSO THEMSELVES. SO THERESA SAID THERE’S GOING TO BE SO MUCH ART REPRESENTED, SO THIS IS THE INDOOR SPACE. WE HAVE MARIANNE HARRIS WHO IS AN ARTIST IN PLACER COUNTY. YOU HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR TEN YEARS. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON THIS MORNING. THIS IS JUST A LITTLE PUPPY THAT I’M WORKING ON. I LOOK TO — I DO A LOT OF PUPPIES. DOGS ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE SUBJECTS. AND THIS IS ONE I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR QUITE SOME TIME. IT’S BEAUTIFUL. CAN SOMEBODY HIRE YOU TO PATENTS THEIR DOGS? ABSOLUTELY. I DO COMMISSIONS ON ALL KINDS OF ANIMALS, CATS, DOGS, HORSES , AND OCCASIONALLY PEOPLE. Reporter: THE FAIR STARTS AT 4:00 P.M. TODAY. IT RUNS ALL OF THE WAY TO SUNDAY. AND THERE ARE SO MANY OWE THINGS HERE. YOU HAVE THE FAIR FOOD AND ALL THE FUN RIDES AND DIFFERENT THINGS AS WELL BUT CHECK OUT ALL THE ARTWORK.

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