The Allied Arts Association is pleased to present to you the 61st Annual Art in the Park on July 29-30, 2011. Art in the Park is an annual event held each summer in Richland Washington’s Howard Amon Park. This annual event is a place where the experienced and novice artists and art lovers can come together for one coming theme, ART. The show features a wide variety of art, you are guaranteed to find photos, jewelry, metal art, furniture, pottery, paintings, glass art, and much more at the Annual Arts in the Park event. Throughout the two days of Art in the Park there will be artists giving demonstrations, delicious food, music, and a shuttle service.
There is no fee to attend the event. The hours for the 61st Annual Art in the Park are as follows: Friday, July 29, 9:00am-9:00pm. Saturday, July 30, 9:00am-7:00pm.
For artists who would like to set up a booth at Art in the Park, the deadline has already passed; check out this information for artists if you would like to have an idea of the deadlines for next year. The deadline for concession vendors has also already passed; check out this information for concession vendors if you would like an idea of the deadlines for next year.
Here is a little history of Art in the Park: Back in 1947 a group of people decided to get together to work and grow as artists, they started the Allied Arts Association. The first Art in the Park was held in 1950 at the Uptown Shopping Mall in Richland Washington, it was called the Clothesline Show. Since 1950 Art in the Park has gone from being a show of 8 artists to a show featuring more than 300 artists. Art in the Park just recently got its name, before 2008 the show was called the Sidewalk Show. Art in the Park is held each year, normally the same year as the hydroplane races, which is the last weekend in July.
The Allied Arts Association holds the annual Art in the Park as their main fundraising event of the year. The money raised during the event are used to fund exhibits, programs at Allied Arts, maintenance of the existing gallery, arts scholarships, and more.