Green, OH – The Green Arts Council and the City of Green’s Parks and Recreation Division is pleased to announce ACME Fresh Market as the presenting sponsor of art-A-palooza, a fine arts show, held at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road, on Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year is the 10th anniversary of the fine arts show, which hosts more than 70 local and regional artists each year along with food from local restaurants, a children’s activity tent and live entertainment. Admission to the event is free.
More than 75 artists from around the region will display their art for sale from a variety of mediums including painting, fiber, ceramics, glass, photography, jewelry, outdoor garden art, and more.
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.
“It is exciting to reach this 10 year milestone for this event,” said Joan Smith, owner of Gallery 143 and a board member for the Green Arts Council. “The event keeps getting better and better each year with the caliber of art and the overwhelming community support of those who attend and local businesses who support the event each year.”
To commemorate the event’s 10 year milestone, the Green Arts Council commissioned local artist Kristina Malcolm, owner of fluxusmetalworks, to create a sculpture to be installed at Boettler Park. The sculpture is a metal community art quilt. The quilt “blocks” were created by members of the community at two workshops this summer. The quilt encompasses more than 140 blocks with approximately 80 made by community members. Kristina has assembled the quilt blocks into the sculpture, which will be unveiled at art-A-palooza on August 23 at noon.
A Children’s Activity tent will offer several free make and take crafts for children. The activity tent will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to kids’ activities, there will be live entertainment performing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. including musicians Lisa McDaniel, Bobby Patetta, Patrick White, One string Short, and Dale Galgozy. There will also be cooking demonstrations by chefs from The Twisted Olive and an interactive yarn bombing project by Carol Hummel.
Food vendors offering lunch and snack items will include ACME Fresh Market, John’s Concessions, Holcomb’s Classics, LaDow’s Concessions, the Pierogi Lady, Island Delight, The Twisted Olive and West Side Bakery.
And finally, in the Green Arts Council tent, the organization will be conducting a raffle of more than 60 donated art pieces from the various exhibitors to benefit its scholarship fund. Raffle tickets are one for $1, six for $5 and 15 for $10.
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.