Art in the Park

The last weekend in August, O’Brien Park comes alive with the amazing works of extremely talented local artists. Art in the Park is back for their 17th year of artists displaying their gorgeous work in painting, sculpture, wood, metal, fiber and jewelry. It may very well take coming out both Saturday and Sunday to take in all there is to see and experience at Art in the Park.

The much-loved event tradition of crafts for the little artists in attendance will once again be offered, free of charge, in the Imagination Station with Marshmallows and Clouds adding to the fun with incredible face painting.

Of course, all this creativity is bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, Colorado Buffalo Grill and Kona Ice will serving up delectable food and sweet treats.

If you plan on enjoying lunch at Art in the Park, you’ll be treated to live music each day at 12:00 from Bad Candy.

This year, in addition to all the fun to be had in the park, there will be two drawings for a $200 shopping spree at any of the tents at the event. Spend it all in one place or pick items from various artisans to splurge a bit. Winners must be present to win and the drawings will take place at 2:00pm each day. Shopping “Spree” cards will be given out by members of the Parker Artist Guild before the event or you may fill one out at the show. Simply ask any displaying artist for your “Spree” card, fill it out and deposit your card in the bucket located n the members tent isle under the green umbrella.

One of the coolest things about Art in the Park is the unique poster created every year for the event. This year’s featured artist is Andy Warhol. His iconic Soup Can pop image is instantly recognizable and the poster is uniquely Parker as well.

Parker Artists Guild is a constant source of inspiration in our community and a huge support, not only to local artists, but to aspiring young artists as well. Each month, the PAG hosts their Lessons and Lemonade classes at Hobby Lobby, where young artists can learn from a different PAG member each month, creating and exploring different mediums. Additionally, the Parker Artists Guild gives a $1,200 scholarship each year to a deserving art student from the Arapahoe Community College.

Circle the dates on your calendar now and plan on heading to O’Brien Park later this month for the most creative weekend of the season at Art in the Park!

17th Annual Art in the Park
Saturday, August 25th from 10-5
Sunday, August 26th from 10-4
O’Brien Park, Downtown Parker

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