For 61 years, Art in the Park has graced a monthly Saturday from May through October in North Carolina’s Prettiest Small Town. The festival is in its second year on Park Avenue, an ideal location that intersects the town’s Main Street, allowing easy access to all of downtown Blowing Rock’s unique shops and restaurants.

Sprinkled around Art in the Park Saturdays will be other events and activities that should please visitors who want to stay longer than the show’s 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours. There will be a free concert in the park at 1pm on each Sunday that follows the May through September shows.  For a listing of events, go to blowingrock.com/calendar/events.

Prices for objects at Art in the Park, from a handmade postcard to a large piece of furniture, range from $5 to $10,000. Free parking is available nearby, along with frequent free trolley service from the Shoppes on the Parkway and Food Lion.

Art in the Park is a Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce event. For more information, call 877.295.7851 or see www.blowingrock.com/artinthepark