The second annual Hometown Art Fair is Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Lingonberry in downtown Decorah. Seven talented, inspiring local artists will be showing and selling their work during the fair – just in time for the holiday season.

I thought it would be fun to introduce some of the artists to our readers, before the event. With that in mind, several of them were sent questions about their work, their thoughts on art and the artistic process, and on what matters to them and inspires them. Here are some of the artists’ responses, with my gratitude for their time and attention.

-- Julie Berg-Raymond, arts and lifestyles editor

See Tuesday's Decorah Public Opinion for the interviews.