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8th Annual art-A-palooza is Aug. 25 at Boettler Park

8th Annual art-A-palooza is Aug. 25 at Boettler Park

Eighth Annual art-A-palooza, a Fine Art Show, is Saturday, August 25 at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road

Green, OH – The Green Arts Council and the City of Green’s Parks and Recreation Division will host its eighth annual art-A-palooza, a fine arts show, at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road, on Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the event is free. The event is sponsored in part by Summa Health System, DRB Systems, First Energy Foundation and Aqua Ohio.

More than 50 artists from around the area will display their art for sale from a variety of mediums including painting, fiber, ceramics, glass, photography, jewelry, outdoor garden art, and more.

“Once again we have assembled a great group of artists for this year’s event,” said Joan Smith, owner of Gallery 143 and a board member for the Green Arts Council. “In addition to some of the most popular artists who join us year after year, we have approximately 20 new artists attending this year.”

Per the requirements to exhibit, all artists must submit artwork for approval by the art-A-palooza committee and must agree to be on site and available to answer questions from attendees about his/her craft and art.

Other activities

There will be the ever popular children’s activity tent where kids age 2 to 12 can create a variety of “make and take” art for free. Kids ages 5 to 16 may enter an art contest all their own – the third annual Chalk Art Contest. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., kids will decorate the walking path with colorful chalk drawings related to the theme, Happy 20th Birthday City of Green. Chalk will be provided; however, artists are also encouraged to bring their own. Prizes will be awarded to the best chalk drawings in four age categories. Preregistration for the chalk contest is requested. Register online here. For more information, contact Matt Kress at mkress@cityofgreen.org or by calling 330-896-6621.

In addition to kids’ activities, there will be live entertainment performing throughout the day. A selection of lunch and snack items will be available from The Pierogi Lady, John’s Gryo, Buehler’s Fresh Foods, and Kellie’s Famous Italian Ice.

And finally, in the Green Arts Council tent, the organization will be conducting a raffle of more than 50 donated art pieces from the various exhibitors to benefit its scholarship fund.

The Green Arts Council formed in 2003 to promote participation in and appreciation of the arts in the City of Green. The group offers art classes, scholarships to Green graduates pursuing art in college and events such as art-A-palooza. For more information or to become a member, visit www.greenartscouncil.org.

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org.


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