The 10th Annual ART in the PARK in Kingston Springs is just a month away! It is already shaping up to be one of the best ever. There have been a lot of early registrations and the addition of several new artists. The deadline to sign up for a booth or enter the competition is Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. All art and crafts must be personally done by the artist that is present.
The morning music will be provided by “The Handsome Dogs”, who provide a retro type rocking country sound with some oldies. The afternoon music will be provided by the “Western Swingers” which is a Bob Wells type Texas swing band. Legendary Nashville fiddle player, Pappy Merritts, will also be performing with this band. (Note: He is the father of Kingston Springs’ own legendary musical talent, Gary Merritts, who led the Harpeth High School Marching Band and Drum line to many competitive wins and even to become state champions!)
The Annual Art Competition is open to fine artists in the categories of DRAWING, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURE, and MIXED MEDIA. There are cash awards and ribbons given by a panel of judges. Artists may enter the competition and elect to have a sales booth or they may just enter the competition. There are usually 75 to 100 different art pieces entered by local and area artists, ages 14 and up.
For ages 14 and under, there is the annual photography contest called “The Aspiring Photographer Award”. Kids can enter up to three photos that they have personally taken of any subject matter. Photos must be no larger than 5”x7” and have their name and contact information on the back. No pre-registration required. They can deliver them to the Activities Center the morning of the event between 9:00 a.m. and noon.
Of course there will be food! Scott and Erin Jackson will take over the concession stand this year to sell BBQ, burgers, drinks and more. Be sure to plan on eating while you are there.
An estimated 75 artisans will set up booths to sell their art starting at 10:00 a.m. There is always a wide variety of art and crafts, jewelry, pottery, yard art, wood crafts, personal items, stone art, food and canned items, whimsies, unique baby items, etc. Some that have already registered to be there are: Patrick Cesar, gourd artist; G.E. Taylor, recycled metal artist; Silas Church, wood artisit; Stephanie Bacon, crochet; Elizabeth Demombruen, jewelry, holiday ornaments; Paula Rakes, embroidery,quilts; Doug Demombruen, wooden ink pens, cutting boards; Renee Miller, crochet, quilts; Vickie Lee, jams; Pat Session, pottery, jewelry; Janet Petrell, zipper art; Cindy Sullivan, repurposed furniture; Susan Mock, quilts, wall hangings; Mary Townsend, oil paintings; Teresa Hargis, oil paintings; Andrea Snyder, distressed furniture; Erin Dineen, the Pickle Lady, Donna Blaylock, wreaths; Rene Hedgepath, homemade canned goods.
This one day event starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th.