Sunset Fest Is On The Horizon In Sidney

The Sidney Chamber of Commerce is warming up for the annual Sunset Fest. This year's festival will be held this coming Saturday, July 22 at Veterans Memorial Park off Central Avenue.

Each year, the Sidney Chamber of Commerce selects a local artist to be featured at the event alongside various other vendors. This year's featured artist is the owner and operator of JC Wild and Untamed, Charley Pelvit-Ehmsen. Her small business creates one-of-a-kind useful and artistic pieces from quality materials. From fine leather backpacks and satchels to cutlery and kitchen utensils made with antlers, Pelvit-Ehmsen does it all. The name represents her two daughters and herself.

Sunset Fest aims to connect artists, crafts people, vendors, and authors with both shoppers and enthusiasts.

Vendors will have tents set up to peruse at 4 p.m. Business by Kids, where kids age five and up are encouraged to explore the ways of entrepreneurship by creating and selling their own goods, will be set up from 4-6 p.m. These young entrepreneurs will be critiqued by a panel of judges based on sales pitches, creativity, customer service, and money made.

There will be a quick draw auction of four local artists' live paintings benefitting the MonDak Heritage Center. Daphne Clark, Penny Filler, Yin Yu, and Lacey Holman will begin painting at 5 p.m. After an hour's time, attendees will be able to bid on their pieces.

Live music starts at 7 p.m. with the home-grown rock-n-roll band, "Bluebelly Junction". This high-energy power trio brings "spicy originals, mind-blowing mashups, and top-shelf covers". Food trucks and a beer garden will be open for refreshments throughout. The event ends at midnight.

Come out to enjoy the festivities and support local artists!


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