On Saturday, July 8, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Marion Art Center will host its 11th Annual Arts in the Park at Bicentennial Park, located at the corner of Main Street and Spring Street in Marion. Admission to the festival is free and street parking is available.
More than forty artisans from a broad array of mediums will display their works in tents throughout the Park. Arts in the Park is a juried show and sale featuring local artists and artisans offering unique and one of a kind, jewelry, glass, paintings and prints, baskets, ceramics, textiles, collage, photography, turned, carved and painted wood and more. 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. An exciting feature of this year’s festival will be the presence of OxCart from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm, serving many of Oxford Creamery’s most popular items, including lobster rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, French fries and ice cream.
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.
Arts In The Park 2017 Exhibitors include: Ceramics by Chrissy Feiteira, Judi Goudreau, Tess Morgan, Nancy Rolli and Karen Zaharee; Fiber creations by Karen Donohue, Remmi Franklin, Liz Howland, Heather Kidson, Angelina Singer and Cindy Walsh; Nantucket baskets by William Judd; Fine jewelry by Donna Andrews-Maness, Emily Condon, Donna Driscoll, Lynn Hahn, Julie Kohaya, Trish Kozub, Brenda Morrison and Cesar Palm; Paintings, prints, photographs and collage by Sarah Brown, Barry Cronin, Stephanie DeGeorge, Jane Egan, Joe Goodman, Doug Hockman, Bryan McSweeny, Mary Ross, Donna Secour, Stephanie Stroud, Carol Way Wood and Chazz Wood; Hand-crafted bags and accessories by Barbara Materna and Chikako Mukai; Painted objects and furniture by Sarah Brown; Folk art fish by James Gallagher; Turned wood and hand-crafted furniture and bowls by Peter Lauricella, John Nadeau and Mark Sollauer; Glass creations by Liza Abelson and Rebecca Orella; Hand-crafted soaps and body care by Jennifer Marie Hofmann and assorted artwork by the artisans of Hatch Street Studios.
Marion Art Center’s galleries will be open throughout the event, and the latest exhibition of paintings by Sarah Brown and Heide Hallemeier will be for available view and sale. Visitors are invited to come inside and see the current exhibition of art in both galleries, as well as many works by Cecil Clark Davis in our theatre.
For more information, please visit http://www.marionartcenter.org/arts-in-the-park/ or call 508-748-1266.