Freeport’s Art in the Park Sept. 2 at Krape Park

Staff Report

FREEPORT, Ill. — Art in the Park is a one-day outdoor arts festival celebrating local and regional visual and performing arts in Freeport’s Krape Park.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2, this free community event offers something for the whole family.

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 also be able to watch as artists demonstrate their art live at the event. Local musicians and performing artists will also be featured. Children and families can create their own artwork at a free hands-on activity area.

Art in the Park is a cooperative effort between the Freeport Park District and the Freeport Art Museum.

The art museum is proud to be part of this collaboration and create opportunities for the community to connect with regional artists,” said Jessica J. Caddell, director of the Freeport Art Museum. “People’s Choice Awards are a fun way visitors can participate in this event by voting for their favorite artist in two categories. Awards will be presented to artists for Best in Show and Best Display. New this year is a raffle for original works of art provided by participating artists. Attendees to the event can select from five different pieces of art for the raffle.”

The outdoor location at Krape Park, 1799 S. Park Blvd., Freeport, will set the stage for Art in the Park. In addition to the activities planned for Art in the Park, visitors can also explore the amenities of Krape Park, including 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.

For more about Art in the Park, visit

From the Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012, issue

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