Join the Galesburg Civic Art Center this Saturday, September 6, 2014, for the 28th Annual Art in the Park fine arts and fine crafts fair held in Standish Park Arboretum, downtown Galesburg, Illinois, from 9am – 4pm. Sponsored by Blick Art Materials, KFM 105.3, Galesburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, and OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center, this one-day juried art fair spotlights artist booths featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, pottery, prints, jewelry, mixed media, fiber art, metal work, and glass. Admission is free.
The 2014 Emerging Artists Tent will feature works created by area junior high, senior high and college students with prizes awarded by the juror for Best of Show, 1st Place, and three Juror’s Choice.
Art in the Park is a delightful summer experience for all ages including art, live music, food vendors, and family-friendly free art activities happening under the shady trees in Standish Park. This year’s food vendors will be Acapulco Restaurant, Hy-Vee Grill, Jerry’s Mojo, Pizza House and Q’s Café. Music will be provided by the Rootabaga Jammers, Frank F. Sidney’s Western Bandit Volunteers and Emerging Artist Bands: Sin Thetic and East Side Ambush.
Susan Twomey, the Executive Director of the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, Illinois, will be the 2014 Juror awarding $700 in cash prizes for Best of Show, 1st Place 2-Dimensional, 1st Place 3-Dimensional, 1st Place Fine Craft, and 4 Juror’s Choice.