The annual Art in the Park Father’s Day festival returns for its 37th year on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Lanesboro’s Sylvan Park with 90-plus fine art & craft booths and live music.
The focal point of Art in the Park is of course the art! Fine art and fine craft artist booths encircle Sylvan Park underneath canopies of shade, featuring a wide variety of artist-made work by artists from the tri-state region. There will be paintings, photography, fine jewelry, textile rugs & quilts, fish leather fashion accessories, varied fabric creations, stained glass, blown & fused glass sculptures, artworks utilizing reclaimed wood, artisan soap, ceramics, metalwork, hand-sculpted birdbaths, and whimsical yard/garden art, and more.
Attendees will enjoy delicious and locally prepared foods at booths hosted by volunteers from local organizations. Back by popular demand, Lanesboro Arts will host the “Curry booth,” serving egg rolls, curry and rice, condiments and salads of locally-grown produce, in partnership with Pedal Pushers Café of Lanesboro. Also available will be pulled pork sandwiches (Friends of Lanesboro Library), brats, hot dogs & pickles (Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce), and tacos (Lanesboro Public Schools’ Tex-Mex Trip). The Farmers Market will offer healthy snack stands, and the Lanesboro Community Theater will sell ice-cold pop, lemonade, and water. Lanesboro Arts will also host the famous pie and ice cream booth, serving fresh pies including peach, cherry, blueberry, rhubarb, and apple (and coffee and ice cream to go with your slice of pie). Returning to Art in the Park in 2017 will be craft beer and root beer, offered by Kinney Creek Brewery of Rochester.
In honor of Father’s Day and to promote artistic creativity, Lanesboro Arts will host an art activity booth for kids and families of all ages with all supplies provided. A henna artist and face painter will have their own booth set-up. Sylvan Park contains a brand-new playground, and ponds on the north side of the park are known for good fishing.
For more information, visit lanesboroarts.org/special-events/art-in-the-park!