Art in the Park at Freeport’s Krape Park Sept. 4
FREEPORT, Ill. — From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4, the Freeport Park District and the Freeport Art Museum will present Art in the Park at Freeport’s Krape Park.
Art in the Park is a one-day outdoor arts festival celebrating local and regional visual and performing arts. Admission is free.
Artists from across northern Illinois and surrounding areas will display their work, from paintings and photography, to woodworking, ceramics and metal crafting. Visitors to the event will be able to watch as artists demonstrate their art live at the event.
Local musicians and performing artists will also be featured from noon until 5 p.m. Children and families can create their own artwork at a free, hands-on activity area.
“This year, we have artists representing towns all over northern Illinois,” said Freeport Park District Recreation Supervisor Rebecca Minkwitz. “We are pleased to host an event for Freeport locals and are honored to have those visiting from out of town. Art in the Park 2010 had roughly 4,500 people in attendance, and the committee hopes that having such a large number of out-of-town artists that this year will be the biggest yet. We have seen steady growth at the event since the inaugural Art in the Park in 2008. Art in the Park would not have been as successful without the help and support from the Freeport community.”
People’s Choice Awards will be presented to Artists for Best in Show and Best Display. The awards are voted on by the visitors to the event. Not only will visitors be able to see exquisite artwork from a variety of talented artists, they will also be able to purchase artwork for their personal collection.
In addition to the activities planned for Art in the Park, visitors can also explore the amenities of Krape Park: an antique working carousel, Yellow Creek and paddleboat rentals, fenced-in duck farm, fishing area, waterfall, children’s play areas, miniature golf and much more. Food will be available from several local vendors.
From the Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2011, issue
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