“Art in the Park” debuts in Roanoke’s Highland Park on Sept. 1; artist registration deadline Wednesday Aug. 15
UPDATE: The deadline for artists to register to participate in the plein air art auction and display their work on the fence is Wednesday, Aug. 15, though event organizer Lynn Hunt indicated she may still be able to add people afterward, space permitting. The cost is $25, and the event does not charge commission. For more information call 491-9948.
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Highland Park, a 32 acre park in old Southwest Roanoke, will be the site for 30 local artists to begin their day with a blank canvass and create and complete an original work of art depicting the old Southwest neighborhood landscape. You will have an opportunity to watch the work in progress from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The art work will be finished and entered into an auction to be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Alexander Gish House gazebo. There will be additional works of art displayed at the tennis courts available for sale. All of the proceeds will go directly to the artists. This is the first annual Highlands Art in the Park exclusively showcasing local artists sponsored by Old Southwest Association. Refreshments and entertainment will also be available throughout the day.
Additionally, beginning at 10:00 a.m. young “Artists in Earnest” will participate in an international coloring contest. Registration is $3.00 for children ages 7 -11. Registration is from 10:00 – 11:00 the day of the event, Sept 1, at the Alexander Gish House gazebo. All materials, guidance and inspiration will be included in the registration fee.
Come out and support your local artists and our Young Artists in Earnest September 1 at Highland Park on 641 Walnut Avenue in Roanoke. For more information on the event, visit WWW.oldsouthwest.org or call Lynn Hunt/ King George Inn, 540 491 9948.