Art In The Park

Warmer months are a great time to get out and enjoy “art in the park” events featuring local artists. For example, in July, Plymouth, Michigan, is hosting its 42nd annual festival with more than 400 artists who paint, sculpt and work with ceramics, jewelry, glass, woodwork, and photography. In August, the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh will host The Art Festival on Walnut Street. The beautiful tree-lined streets in this historic area will be transformed into an outdoor fine art gallery and crafter’s market.

The National Park Service partners with community organizations to nurture both emerging and established artists throughout the U.S. The program supports the creation of place-based artwork exploring the beauty of natural and historic landscapes, iconic panoramas, wilderness, and wildlife within America’s parks and public lands. Art fans can travel throughout America to discover talented artists at events in beautiful locales. However, you probably don’t have to travel far to find an art festival or art in the park event near you.

Both large cities and small towns feature these events as a way to showcase local talent and get the community involved in the art scene. Artists are part of a profession that suffered significantly during the pandemic, as events, galleries and other non-essential businesses remained closed or maintained reduced hours. However, that didn’t stop hardworking artists from creating new works during their downtime, so there is much to be shared at these events.

Support your local artists and enjoy these beautiful outdoor events right down the boulevard in your own hometown. Get out this summer and make time to enjoy art in the park!


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