On Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Marion Art Center will host its 9th annual Arts in the Park at Bicentennial Park in Marion. Bicentennial Park is located at the corner of Main Street and Spring Streets, where there is plenty of free parking. Admission is free.
A wide variety of fine art and artisanal 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, baskets, ceramics, textiles, collage, photography, turned, carved and painted wood, garden sculpture & garden furniture. Over 40 artists and artisans will exhibit 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 which 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, Elizabeth Fieldsteel, Chrissy Feiteira, Tessa Morgan, and Pat Warwick; Fiber creations offered by Liz Howland (hand-dyed silk scarves, bags and shawls), Heather Kidson, and Mary Monteiro; Nantucket Baskets by William Judd; Fine jewelry offered by Emily Condon, Lynn Hahn, Trish Kozub, Karen Silvia, Donna Andrews-Maness, Julie Kohaya, Marcia Livada, Annika McKenna, silversmith Ann Hanson, Donna Driscoll, and Harmony Winters; Paintings, prints, photographs and collage offered by Mary Ross, Sarah Brown, Donna Secour, Jane Egan, Melissa Sepulveda, Alice Shire, Carol Way Wood, Barry Cronin and Doug Hockman; Hand-crafted bags and home accessories offered by Chikako Mukai (bags) and Greta Fox (shell home accessories) and Liz Howland (bags); Painted objects and furniture that 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 by Gregory Strange and John Nadeau; Glass creations offered by Neal Drobnis and Liza Abelson, and Found Object Collage by Robin Pierson; and Hand-crafted soaps by Jennifer Marie Hofman will round out the show.
Marion Art Center’s galleries will be open during the event where the latest exhibition of paintings by Kim Weineck and Eli Cedrone will be for view and sale. Visitors are invited to come inside and see the current exhibition of art in both galleries as well as check out a “Remainder Sale” of art, books, and more!
For more information, please visit www.marionartcenter.org and click on the “Arts In The Park” tab or call 508-748-1266.