Monday, September 6, 2010

Art in the Park!

Art in the Park
Saturday, September 11 11 am to 5 pm
Bellevue Beach Park

Bellevue's Art in the Park exemplifies every element of a great community festival - local art, crafts, music and food in a charming urban greenspace - and it's back for the ninth year.

Walking from one vendor's tent to another, you'll see more than 80 regional artists working in a variety of media. The exhibit and sale is also a juried competition; local arts personalities will judge each category, and attendees are encouraged to cast their votes for the People's Choice Award. Artwork by Bellevue students will be on display, and creative opportunities for children come courtesy of the nonprofit organization Art Machine. Winning photographs from the River City Photo Contest will also be on display.

Bellevue's unique restaurants will be represented at the Culinary Arts Cafe, a taste-of-Bellevue-type tent featuring several food items from individual venues. Local musicians play throughout the day, Cincinnati Shakespeare in the Park will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream, free chair massages and yoga demonstrations are offered, and this year Bellevue Renaissance is introducing the Art of the Written Word. The evening concludes a concert by Blue Stone Ivory in the amphitheater area of the park.

This event is made possible by the following sponsors:
NKYCVB Lift program, The Party Source, Acumen Consulting, Fusion Gallery & Custom Framing, The City of Bellevue, Bellevue Police Department, Bellevue Animal Hospital, Schneider's Sweet Shop, Siam Orchid, Cathi & Rick Ege, Splendid Things, and Virgil's Cafe.

Take some time to relax and let your creative juices flow at our interactive The Art of the Written Word tent. Pen a haiku, journal your thoughts, write about a piece of art that has inspired you or create a family story or chalk drawing. Both children and adults will find supplies to use. Next door, browse beautiful photographs of your hometown in the tent featuring the contestants and winners of the River Cities Photo Contest.

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