One of the entries in the Trees of the Valley photography contest that is planned to be on display at this year’s Art in the Park in Legion Park on Sept. 14 and 15.


Paintings, photography and other art will be on display at Legion Park during the annual Art in Legion Park on Sept. 14 and 15. 

The free event from the Arlington Arts Council allows local and area artists to display their work and meet community members.

Artists will be there from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 15.

“We have about 30 artists doing a wide variety of media,” said Sarah Arney, president of the Arlington Arts Council.

That includes many different types of media, including pottery, glass, gourds, painting and photography, said Arney.

“We consider this a showcase for Arlington-area artists,” she said. Although there are some artists that come from a little further away, most of them at the event are pretty local, said Arney.

Art in Legion Park is one of the events that helps the council promote local painters and photographers.

“One of our missions is to promote opportunities for local artists and this is one of the ways we do that,” said Arney.

Legion Park, which is next to Olympic Avenue, is also a nice location to get for the day and look at some art, said Arney.

“It’s just a fun place to showcase some art downtown, especially now that there is a stage there,” she said.

“This is just a neat chance to see what our local artists are making and how they see the world,” she said.

The council also recently completed a photography contest and the winners will be announced at noon on Sept. 14.

“We’re going to display the winners of the Trees of the Valley contest there,” said Arney.

For families, there will be some kids activities sponsored by the arts council as well.

“There will be face painting and other projects for them to do,” said Arney.

Another project that attendees can participate in at the event involves some benches that the council is working on currently.

“We’ve got a couple of benches that we’re going to bring out and let people paint with us that will be installed soon in Smokey Point,” said Arney.

Live music will be provided throughout the weekend as well.

On Sept. 14, David Lee Howard will play from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Gregg Park will play from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On Sept. 15, Gregg Park will play from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Ron Thordarson will play from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

More information about the Arlington Arts Council and their upcoming events is available at Arlington Arts Council's website at

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