In 2015, Lazy Daze will feature over 300 fine artists and crafts professionals from 16 states. Click on the links below for more information about this year's artists.
2015 Lazy Daze Artists (listed by festival section location)
2015 Lazy Daze Artists (listed by art medium)
2015 Featured Artist: Donald L Hamilton, Jr.
We are excited to feature Cary-based artist Don Hamilton as the 2015 Lazy Daze Featured Artist!
I had been encouraged to draw from early grades and into high school. A 45-year airline career in airport operations, management and sales, plus relocations around the country did not leave much time for art. After retiring in 2000, I received some paint and brushes from my oldest daughter, and the art journey began. Cary has been an art incubator and I have had some solo exhibits, sold paintings and currently teach classes in Cary. Art has become a very important part of my life. Hope you enjoy my paintings.
Jerry Miller Artist Awards
In 2001, to commemorate the 25th annual festival, the Lazy Daze Committee instituted the Lazy Daze Invitation Awards, now named the Jerry Miller Artist Awards. The awards honor the Lazy Daze founding father, local artist Jerry Miller. The Jerry Miller Artist Award winners are judged to be the “best in the show” for the Lazy Daze Festival. They represent a wide range of artistic forms and styles. Each award winner is automatically invited to participate in Lazy Daze the following year and is also exempt from festival fees that year. Each year, there are six artists honored with this award. More about Artist Jerry Miller.
We are no longer accepting artists applications for 2015. Applications for 2016 will be available in October.