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Art in the Park returns Sept. 10-11

 

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Anna Lindquist, left, and Cecilia Lindquist look at some Mexican folk art from one of the vendors at last year's Art in Legion Park event on Sept. 12, 2015.

Local artists will have their work on display at Legion Park this Sept. 10 and 11 as part of the Arlington Arts Council's Art in the Park.

The annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days this year and includes an assortment of local artists.

This year 24 art vendors are currently scheduled to come to the event, according to Roberta Baker, a member of the Arlington Arts Council.

Artists work in a variety of fields including paintings, photography, paper mache, silk scarf paintings, glass art and jewelry.

Other vendors include a yard art creator, which are items specifically designed to be displayed in yards, and a jewelry artist who primarily makes her jewelry out of old flatware/silverware.

Live demonstrations will also be going on throughout the weekend.

"Artists will actually be out there painting and there will be some jewelry demonstrations as well," said Baker.

Baker said she likes the getting to know all the local artists and other people at the event.

"I love meeting people and talking to people," she said. "The artists like interacting with the people and we are all a fairly friendly bunch," she said.

The atmosphere is also a big draw for people, said Baker.

"They like the laid back feel," she said. "Its a different atmosphere than most art events. They just get to come down and enjoy themselves for the day."

Winners of the Arlington Art Council's recent art contests will also be on display at the event.

Kids art and activities, including face painting, will be available Saturday at the park.

Raffle drawings will return to Art in the Park and there will be frequent drawings throughout the two days, said Baker.

"That's a little thank you to our shoppers and participants," said Baker.

Vendors will give out tickets to the raffle and have donated items for the raffle. Each winner will be able to pick out one of the donated items to take home.

Food vendors and food trucks will be available at the event for those who are hungry, and the beer and wine garden will return for a third year.

The beer and wine garden will be open Sunday this year as well, said Baker.

"It's a good place to relax after a day of work and you can bring your radio or portable TV out and watch the game," she said.

Musical entertainment will also be hosted at Legion Park throughout the event.

On Saturday, Michael Gotz and friends will be play from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Seattle Americana group the Winterlings will play from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

On Sunday, the Swing Nuts will bring their blend of jazz to the park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More information about the Arlington Arts Council is available at arlingtonartscouncil.net.

 

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