BearFest is a hands-on touchable art event, proving that art doesn’t have to be “serious” to be great. Local artists decorated, embellished, bejeweled and painted larger than life size bears. Evergreen Federal Bank puts on this event and proceeds from the auction of these loveable bears directly benefits various local non-profit organizations. Some of the bears from previous years are now on permanent display at the Bear Hotel.
Evergreen is pleased to host BearFest 2017 on the streets of downtown Grants Pass. Over 40 BearFest Bears will be displayed from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Five new Cubs will be unvieled on May 27th during the Grants Pass Boatnik Parade. Themes of Cubs were selected by our community BearVote:
Boys & Girls Club Cub
YMCA Strong Kid Cub
College Dreams/JoCo Educational Fund Scholar Cub
Food Bank Garden Cub