10th Annual Arts in the Park

On Saturday, July 9 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Marion Art Center will host its 10th annual Arts in the Park at Bicentennial Park in Marion, MA. Bicentennial Park is located at the corner of Main and Spring Streets, where there is plenty of free parking. There is no admission fee, and the event is open to the public.

A wide variety of fine art and artisan crafts will be displayed in tents throughout the Park. Arts in the Park is a juried show and sale featuring local artists and artisans who will be offering unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry, glass, paintings and prints, ceramics, textiles, collage, photography, turned, carved and painted wood, garden sculpture and garden furniture. Over 35 artists and artisans will be exhibiting their work. There will be live entertainment by Yesterday’s Country Band, and the New Bedford Museum of Art’s ArtMobile will be on hand to provide art projects for kids from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Food and beverage will be offered by Harriett’s catering.

There will be a raffle of art work that has been donated by the artist exhibitors. Raffle tickets will be for sale and can be purchased throughout the day. The proceeds of the raffle will benefit the operation and maintenance of the Marion Art Center.

This year’s exhibitors will include Ceramic artists Karen Zaharee, Tessa Morgan of Flying Pig Pottery, Terry Simijis of Vera Petra Designs, and Chrissy Feiteira. Fiber creations will be offered by Liz Howland, Cindy Walsh, Heather Kidson, and Mary Monteiro. Fine jewelry will be offered by Emily Condon, Lynn Hahn, Trish Kozub, Karen Silvia, Donna Andrews-Maness, Julie Kohaya, Annika McKenna, Donna Driscoll, and Harmony Winters. Paintings, prints, photographs and collage will be offered by Mary Ross, Stephanie DeGeorge, Chazz Wood, Sarah Brown, Jane Egan, Carol Way Wood, Barry Cronin, Remmi Franklin, Bryan McSweeny and Doug Hockman. Hand-crafted bags will be offered by Chikako Mukai and Liz Howland. Painted objects and furniture will include Sarah Brown’s hand-painted chairs and tables, garden sculpture by Stephen Koleshis, and James Gallagher will offer his delightful folk-art fish. Turned wood and hand-crafted furniture will be offered by Gregory Strange and John Nadeau. Glass creations will be offered by Liza Abelson. Hand-crafted soaps by Jennifer Marie Hofmann will round out the show.

Marion Art Center’s galleries will be open during the event where the latest exhibition of paintings by Susan Strauss and Alison Horvitz will be available for view and sale. Visitors are invited to come inside to see the current exhibition of art in both galleries and to visit the theater where a permanent collection of portraits by Cecil Clark Davis is on display.

For more information, please visit www.marionartcenter.org and click on the “Arts In The Park” tab, or call 508-748-1266.

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