Art in the Park set rain or shine

By JENNIFER COHRON
Posted 5/9/19

The threat of rain will move the Walker County Arts Alliance (WCAA) 16th Annual Art in the Park indoors.The event, which will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., has been moved from Gamble Park …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

Art in the Park set rain or shine

Posted

The threat of rain will move the Walker County Arts Alliance (WCAA) 16th Annual Art in the Park indoors.

The event, which will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., has been moved from Gamble Park to the Jasper Civic Center. 

"Art is the Park is such an amazing event. This year, the Art in the Park committee has worked especially hard to continue the growth of this free festival," said WCAA president Tana Collins. "We are excited to have our featured artist, Maurice Cook, a local Walker County native. He generously donated the painting, Oh Happy Day!, which is featured on our poster." 

Artists must set up between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. 

Approximately 80 artists, some local and some from around the Southeast, are expected to participate in Art in the Park, a juried art show.

Awards are given for first, second and third place in nine different categories and a Best of Show is also awarded.

Individuals can browse the booths and purchase items from the artists as well as bid on silent auction items. All proceeds from the silent auction support WCAA's in-school art programs. 

There will be performances by Athletic Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Marilyn Sanders Performing Arts Center from 10 a.m to 10:30 a.m., Fine Arts Association of Bevill from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and ACE of Jasper from 11:30 a.m. to noon. 

Musical entertainment will begin at 9 a.m. with Spook House Saints and continue with Rick and Jilda Watson at 10 a.m., Tanner Dickson at 11:30 a.m., Caden Braddock at noon, Donnie James at 1 p.m. and Ben Farley at 2 p.m.

Children's activities with take-home projects will be ongoing throughout the day.