Palmer is the place to be this Saturday, as the Palmer Museum's Garden & Art Faire takes over downtown with a variety of events, workshops and concerts.

The event has become a staple on the calendar every mid July, and only continues to grow. Now in its 12th year, the event brings together musicians, master gardeners and local artists for a showcase of Palmer. The Palmer Museum has hosted the event in recent years and has continued to add events to the schedule, making it one of Palmer's must-attend events.

This year, there are a variety of workshops and classes available for gardeners, including booths hosted by Ken's Garden Center, Seeds and Soils and the Mat-Su Master Gardeners. Workshops will also be hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Experimental Farm and the Cook Inlet Bonsai Study Group and more.

For those interested in art, more than 20 art vendors and workshops are taking place Saturday, covering a wide range of topics. You'll find glass blowing demonstrations, pottery, painting and more. The Palmer Museum is also featuring the work of Francine Long in their temporary gallery, so stop on by.

There will be live music on three different stages throughout the day, face painting, chalk art and vendors along the Palmer Library walkway, so there is something for people of all ages - from the youngest faire-goer to the oldest. The event is free to the public, and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13.


Check out the fun from last year