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The Kings Mountain Art Fair (KMAF) is a three-day event held annually Labor Day Weekend. The primary focus of the event is the juried exhibition of gallery quality fine arts and crafts, giving our customers the rare opportunity to meet, interact with, view the works of, and purchase art from the individuals who have created it.

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Artist Call For Entry

Mountain Artists

Every year, we honor the local art scene with the Mountain Artists section of the fair. This special part of the fair showcases local talent, ranging from professional fine artists who live here to the hobby crafts person.

Vibeke Gade vibsgade.com
Rebecca Holland  rebeccaholland.com
Xuan My Ho  swanmosaic.com
Claudia Polley  cypressridgebody.com

Meet The Firefighters

Please donate to the KM Volunteer Fire Brigade

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The Kings Mountain Art Fair is the primary means of financial support for our local volunteer fire brigade, our community's first line of defense against fires, natural disasters, accidents and other emergencies.

If you prefer, you may send a check payable to the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade to:

Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, Inc.
13889 Skyline Blvd.
Woodside, CA 94062

Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (KMFD) responds to fire and medical emergencies along the Skyline corridor between Highways 92 and 84, and the areas accessed from Skyline Blvd. As the KMFD is an all-risk fire department, the volunteers are trained for the same emergency services as provided by paid fire departments in the county. Some of these services include structure fires, wildland fires, vehicle fires, rope rescues, and hazardous materials spills. Because KMFD fire fighters receive the same training as paid firefighters, the KMFD responds to mutual aid requests throughout the county. They respond to over 300 emergency calls per year (336 in 2019).

Kings Mountain Elementary School

Please donate to support our KM Elementary School

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The Kings Mountain Art Fair is an important means of financial support for the Kings Mountain Elementary School, the smallest school in the Cabrillo Unified School District and the smallest public school in San Mateo County. Kings Mountain Elementary School offers a unique alternative for mountain and Coastside families. It has three combination classrooms, serving approximately 70 students from kindergarten through fifth grade and is a California Distinguished School.

Please donate to Venture Free, our after school program.

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The Venture Free Foundation facilitates the after school program at KM Elementary School. With a focus on FUN and the great outdoors, we hope to help raise the next generation to be conscientious stewards of the environment.

"Walk" The Fair

Whether you have visited the Kings Mountain Art Fair in the past or this is your first time, you may enjoy a virtual walk around the grounds. To see our artists’ booths in the traditional redwood setting, please click on their booths.

"Walk" The Fair

Press Room

Press Contact
Erin Baumgartner
(540) 230-0686
kingsmtnartfairpr@gmail.com

High resolution, downloadable photos are available here.

Quick Facts

What:
57th Annual Kings Mountain Art Fair – Virtual in 2020
One of the top fine art fairs in Northern California featuring original art by independent artists.

When:
Labor Day Weekend
September 4, 5 & 6, 2021 (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) 
10 am – 4 pm (PDT)

Where:
Online in 2020
Register to visit the Kings Mountain Virtual Art Fair

Why:
Proceeds from the Art Fair go directly back to the community, supporting the all-volunteer Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, which responded to 336 emergencies in 2019. Proceeds also support the Kings Mountain Elementary School, a 3-room public school for grades K-5 with approximately 70 children, in a normal school year.

Press Release

For 56 years, every Labor Day weekend, a magical event has occurred in the redwood forest above Woodside. This year, planning for the Kings Mountain Art Fair has evolved and adapted to meet the challenges of the current times. The Fair will be going virtual in order to raise money for our Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade and local Kings Mountain Elementary School and to support our independent artists who are struggling in this difficult time. Visitors can attend the Fair from their homes anywhere in the world. The Kings Mountain Virtual Art Fair has the ability to bring art patrons and creators together safely while staying physically apart. Visitors will be able to chat live with the artists via the virtual art fair platform and link to artists’ websites to buy extraordinary original art. Rain or shine or coronavirus, the Fair goes on.

"The Kings Mountain community looks forward to the Art Fair every year. Although we are not able to host the fair on the mountain this year, we are thrilled to put on a virtual fair to support the artists, Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade and Kings Mountain Elementary School. It is our 57th year holding a fair, but we are always growing and changing," says Executive Director, Bev Abbott.

The Fair is 100% run by volunteers. Residents started the Art Fair in 1963 as a fundraiser to help create a volunteer fire brigade after a house fire in the remote Kings Mountain community. The first fair, held in a red barn, featured mostly local artists and raised $50. That same resiliency persists, as the community responds to the pandemic by launching this new kind of art fair.

Held every year since 1963, Kings Mountain Art Fair has grown into a juried show with many artists. It has a reputation among artists and fairgoers alike as one of the best art shows on the West Coast, offering fine art that is original and created by independent artists.

Proceeds from the Art Fair go directly back to the community, supporting the all-volunteer Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, which responded to 336 emergencies in 2019. As the KMFD is an all-risk fire department, the volunteers are trained to provide the same emergency services as dopaid fire departments in the county. Some of these services include structure fires, wildland fires, vehicle fires, rope rescues, and hazardous materials spills. Proceeds also support the Kings Mountain Elementary School, a 3-room school for grades K-5 with approximately 70 children. 

Photographs

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About the Art Fair

Started in 1963, the Kings Mountain Art Fair is an annual event, held every Labor Day weekend.

Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists (selected by jury), the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates over 50 years of art and ambiance. Come visit - virtually!

All proceeds from the Fair are used to support the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade (purchase vehicles, supplies and equipment), the Community Center building (repairs, utilities, and insurance), special programs for area youngsters and students at our public school, the publication of the community's newsletter, and to cover the Fair's expenses. KMAF is self-supporting. No public tax dollars or grants are involved. There are no "corporate" sponsors. All Art Fair workers volunteer their time.

Friends of the Fair

The Kings Mountain Art Fair and Community would like to express their appreciation to the following:

The 300-400 volunteers (local and “local at heart”) whose efforts make this Fair possible. We could not do this Fair without you.

Those donors who have freely given their services and products:

And finally, those whose generous business terms have also contributed to our success:

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