The Rotary Club of Sarnia-Bluewaterland will once again be at Mike Weir Park in Bright’s Grove on Saturday (September 10) for its annual Art in the Park show and sale.
With plenty of on-site parking, the venue is becoming one of the more popular as an “end of summer” experience for crafters and those looking for unique gifts—for themselves and others.
A paved “Artisans Avenue” is a big feature of the event, with an army of welcoming volunteers committed to helping visitors to the free event.
Food and beverages will be sold at the event, which begins at 9 a.m. and runs to 4 p.m.
The Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland has been hosting Art in the Park since 2011 and has been doing so ever since.
Art in the Park was initiated some 30 years ago by a group of dedicated volunteers who were members of the Gallery in the Grove at Wildwood Park. In their first year they started with 10 exhibitors but under the stewardship of the Gallery in the Grove this event grew to nearly 80 exhibitors and became one of the area’s premier community events.
Art in the Park is recognized today as one of the most successful art shows in south-western Ontario.
In recognition of the reputation of Art in the Park, Bluewaterland Rotary officials say they are committed to maintaining the high quality of this art show and sale, including having the event be “juried,” with all artwork required to be original work.
Exhibitors are judged on originality, quality of workmanship and design. No commercial reproductions, embellished commercial products, kits or items purchased at trade and/or dealer shows for re-sale are allowed.
The exhibitors include painters, sculptors, weavers, potters, ceramists, woodcarvers, photographers, metal and stained glass artists, custom jewellery designers, clothing designers and folk art. These artisans represent the best in their respective mediums and have met the high standards set out for participation in Rotary’s Art in the Park – Sarnia.