Roanoke Times author Mike Allen posted details about an upcoming event for families in our of our favorite local parks, Highland Park.
Here is the beginning of the article:
She wanted to found an arts event in Roanoke that would be inexpensive for artists to take part in. And she wanted to found a children’s art event.
Her brainchild, “Art in the Park,” which takes place in Roanoke’s Highland Park on Sept. 1, combines both.
The event features registered artists scattered throughout the park to paint from life while children gather at the gazebo by the Alexander-Gish House for a children’s event.
By holding it in the park in Roanoke’s Old Southwest neighborhood, “we’re going to utilize a fabulous asset that has been underused for many years,” she said.
Hunt is an artist herself, and she’ll be participating in the plein air painting.”
To read the rest of the article, check it out here:
When: Sept. 1
Where: Highland Park, Roanoke
8 a.m.: artist check-in
9 a.m.: artists begin plein air paintings
10 a.m.: children’s contest begins
Noon: children’s artwork displayed
2 p.m.: award ceremony
2:15 p.m.: plein air auction
3 p.m.: musical performances
How much: Free admission; children’s contest registration $3. Ages 7 to 11 only. Forms available for download at oldsouthwest.org
Info: 491-9948; firstname.lastname@example.org; oldsouthwest.org