After four successful years at the American Legion parking deck, the 2016 Art in the Park series moves across Memorial Park to Park Avenue near Main Street, where visitors will have all the shopping and dining attractions of Blowing Rock even closer at hand.
This year’s Saturday dates are May 7, June 11, July 16, August 13, September 10 and October 8. Once again there will be subsequent Sunday Concerts in the Park every month except October. Sunday concert performers are as follows: May, Shelby Moore; June, Tom Shirley and John Henniger; July, Watauga Community Band; August, Silvio Martinat Swing Band; September, Never Too Late Bluegrass Band.
Information on featured artists as it becomes available can be found at blowingrock.com/artinthepark.
“We are very excited to relocate Art in the Park to Park Avenue, an ideal location for an arts and crafts show. Shoppers will be able to stroll from Main Street down Park Avenue to enjoy a variety of work including pottery, art glass, wood, jewelry, clothing, paintings, photography and more. In addition to the arts and crafts on Park Avenue, we will have free food and wine tastings in the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce yard, yoga classes in the Park, and more. Blowing Rock will be alive with fun activities for the entire family,” said Loni Miller, Art in the Park Director.
Art in the Park showcases nearly 100 craftspeople and artisans, with hundreds applying to show their wares. Prices for objects, from a handmade postcard to a large piece of furniture, range from $5 to $5000.
Art in the Park is sponsored by Modern Automotive and is a Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce event. For more information, call 877.295.7851.
Loni Miller, Director of Art in the Park
Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
(Blowing Rock, NC: April 2016)