CoMo Event: Art in the Park

{photo courtesy: a hasty life}

Art in the Park has already happened, it was last weekend. I had never been before and wasn’t sure to tell you all, so I’m going to give you a heads-up for next year. It is hosted by the Columbia Art League and takes place at Stephen’s Lake Park.

There were so many fabulous artists there. Painters, wood-workers, jewelry makers, sculptors… everything was outstanding. It’s a juried show, meaning that the artists have to apply to be in the show.

I think my favorite part is that you are able to talk to the artists about how they created their things – I think it adds to the handmade experience.

I even ran into our friend Joe from Twinwood Carving! His bowls are just stunning.

I actually volunteered on Saturday in the children’s tent – it was SO much fun! There were four free crafts for the kids to do, a t-shirt tie-dye station that cost $10, and a young collector’s tent where each piece of art was $5. And of course, since it was 95 degrees, a lot of people took advantage of the splash park and lake. There were also yummy concessions to fill your belly with.

So I know that you can’t take part this year, but make sure you plan on attending next year!