The art show is geared to give the public a glimpse of fresh artistic creations by local residents. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park. In the event of rain it will be held in the Arts Council’s headquarters on Second Street.
According to Rhojean McClure, chairman, guest artists will be on site to judge the exhibit, demonstrate their work, and advise exhibitors. She said the show is open for exhibit of pieces in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, as well as drawings, and for photography, along with other art objects.
Guidelines and categories of exhibit can be obtained from McClure at 740-992-3842. Cash and ribbons will be awarded to the winners in each category. The entry fee is $2 a piece with a limit of five per person. Entries which have been displayed at the art show in previous years do not qualify for exhibit. Photos must be the original work of the artist, be a quality print no smaller than 5x7 and ready for exhibit in a suitable manner. All entries must be ready to hang with eye hooks and wire which cannot be seen when hung.
Again this year, clients of Meigs Industries, guided by Peggy Crane, will create a large mural using acrylic paints to be on display at the Depot. In addition art work by the clients will be for sale at a tent in the vendor’s area.
Several activities for children have been included in activities for the day. They include painting on a community canvas, crating art trading cards, sidewalk chalk painting and face painting. Artisan vendors, music, and story telling is also on the list of activities for Art in the Park.
New this year from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be a refreshment area where hot dogs with sauce made from McClure’s Restaurant recipe, George Harris’ homemade barbecue, soft drinks and bottled water will be sold.
The Forked Run Sportsmen Club has made a $200 donation to the Riverbend Arts Council to be used for the Art in the Park program.