Holding degrees in music and vocal performance, Johnson is committed to supporting the arts.
In the following Q&A, Johnson discussed the current art scene in Williams Bay, event changes this year and what still makes her a little emotional each time the Fest comes to town.
Note: The following has been edited for length and clarity.
Resorter: What is the state of the current art scene in Williams Bay?
Sandra Johnson: Sadly, in the seven years since I have been back in the Bay, I have seen many art studios come and go. Because of the peaceful, scenic and uncrowded nature of the Bay, it seems that the Bay would be a perfect place for artists to congregate. I hear people say that today, I heard my mom say it back in the 1970s, and I’m sure the earlier generations have thought the same thing.
Resorter: What do you think is the secret to the success of the Fine Art & Craft Fest?
Johnson: Community, dedication and a vision of what is possible.
Resorter: What is different about this year’s Fest?
Johnson: We are smaller this year. Due to the virus, we had fewer applications. This is actually a good thing as we will be able to space the booths out. We will have hand sanitation stations, masks available and social distancing directional signage. We decided not to have the Kid’s Craft Tent or the Emerging Artist Incubator this year just to keep things a bit simpler.