Saturday July 21st Features: Hearty Fresh Baked Breads and Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Glasswork
This Saturday, Riverwalk Market Fair features a couple with a passion for scrumptious artisan breads fresh from the oven and an artist who fuses glass into quilt-like patterns. The Fair also welcomes a unique brass quintet that play selections from a variety of genres.
Featured Food Artisan: Crack of Dawn
Chris and Lori Momberg share their love of fresh, hearty bread with visitors at Riverwalk Market Fair. “Baking bread has become such a joy for us and something we can work at together,” Lori Momberg says. The couple rolls out of bed before the crack of dawn each Saturday to make their bread fresh for the Fair, a fact that inspired the company’s name. Each week they offer a featured flavor loaf such as blueberry and lemon swirl or pesto Parmesan, along with staples including French boule, 100 percent whole wheat, focaccia and baguettes. This year they’ve added “pizettes,” lunch-size pizzas.
Featured Artist: Geralyn Thelen
Years of quilt-making inspire featured artist Geralyn Thelen’s designs. Today she fashions colorful patchworks in glass instead of fabric. She also evokes the geometric lines she sees in the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Thelen’s glasswork, sold under the name Just Me Geralyn and Glass, can be found at Riverwalk Market Fair and at The Orange Dragon, a gallery in Prescott, Wisc.
Musical Highlights: brass quintet joins the Fair
For the firsttime, Riverwalk Market Fair welcomes a brass quintet that plays under two names to distinguish two distinct styles — Faribault Brass Quintet and Alexander’s Ragtime Brass. The quintet is comprised of two trumpets, a French horn, a valve trombone and a tuba, and plays music ranging from the Baroque period to modern jazz.
The Fair also welcomes the musical talents of songwriter Raymond Coudret (pictured above) and the return of hammer dulcimer player and singer Kathleen Johnson.
The Fair’s Youth Booth hosts young entrepreneurs from SEEDS farm (pictured above) and 11-year-old origami artists Sam Wilmot and Nathan Olien.