Art in the Park (9/11 - 9/12)
Time & Location
About the Event
Kent’s Art in the Park, always held the weekend after Labor Day, has become a premier community event for Kent. The show is a family event at Fred Fuller Park, Kent’s oldest park with majestic trees and scenic walking trails along the Cuyahoga river. 2019’s event featured 100 artists who expressed their creative talents through photography, paintings, artful apparel, ceramics and pottery, drawings, jewelry, glasswork, metal, mixed media, sculpture and wood. There are numerous demonstrations throughout the two day event. The 19th annual Sylvia Coogan Silent Auction will be located next to the information booth stocked with donated items from exhibitors. In addition to the wonderful visual art experiences, music will be performed on the main stage throughout both days. Many of the regions favorite performers will delight attendees with a wide variety such as jazz, country, folk music as well as children’s interactive music. Back again this year, with the help of Jeff Ingram from Standing Rock Cultural Arts, is the “Backwoods Stage”. Listen to indie and classic rock, country, bluegrass, siltar and tabla, folk, African drumming, and African storytelling.
Art In The Park is a juried show featuring both local and regional artists. Monetary prizes are awarded to best of show, first, second, and third places. Ribbons are awarded for honorable mention and best display.