For just shy of a half-century, this annual celebration of regional fine arts and artisans has been setting up on the scenic shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Always featuring plenty to see and do for art lovers of all ages and interests, Art on the Green 2017 is no different, with more than 190 artists displaying their carefully crafted fine wares, made with paint, glass, wood, metal, fiber and more. The three-day festival — which wouldn’t be possible without its team of 500 volunteers — also offers live music, a beer garden, local food vendors and many other performances and activities for families, including a hands-on art area for kids to make their own masterpieces. Pack your swimsuits to take a midday dip in the water on what’s sure to be another mid-summer scorcher, and perhaps also take a stroll through downtown Coeur d’Alene, which is simultaneously hosting the Coeur d’Alene Street Fair along Sherman Avenue.
Fri, Aug. 4 from noon-7:30 pm; Sat, Aug. 5 from 10 am-7:30 pm; Sun, Aug. 6 from 10 am-5 pm • Free admission • North Idaho College • 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene • artonthegreencda.com
— Chey Scott