Art in the Park Festival and Art Contest
On Friday, August 25, Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Friends of Weir Farm, and the Weir Farm Art Center will host their first Art in the Park Festival, culminating with judging and announcement of the winners of this year's art competition. The park welcomes artists, neighbors, national park lovers, and visitors of all ages and experience levels to create Art in the Park during this free day-long event.
Beginning at 10:00 am, the event will include art demonstrations, activity stations, free-to-use art supplies, and more! Advanced artists are encouraged to bring their supplies, and the park will provide supplies for those that don't have their own.
From 1:00 to 4:00 pm, there will be an open house at the historic Weir House with piano music and the Friends of Weir Farm will provide cake and refreshments. From 1:00 to 3:00 there will be music in the Terraced Garden, and one of the band members is one of their own Park Rangers! From 3:00 to 4:00 pm Master Impressionist Instructor Dmitri Wright will lead a demonstration on how to set up a plein air painting station and paint outdoors in the Impressionist style. Artists can create, submit, and display works all day. Entries will be on view all day with judging at 4:00 pm.
Visitors will have the chance to vote for their favorite piece during the festival and help determine a winner for the Visitor's Choice Award and the winner of the Staff and Volunteer category. Other awards will be determined by a panel of judges and winners for each category will be announced at 5:00 pm to wrap up the festivities.
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