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Art in the Park is a 'Top 10' event

Over 80 juried fine artists, craftspeople, and specialty food producers will be represented at the Chaffee Art Center's 49th Annual Art in the Park Summer Festival to be held on Aug. 14-15 in Main Street Park at the intersection of Routes 4 and 7 in Rutland.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The visual arts are represented by a selection of oil paintings,watercolors, acrylics and photographs.

A full array of crafts will be featured: baskets, pottery,; soaps, health and body products, wooden signs, dried floral pieces, clothing, handbags, placemats, quilts, jewelry, glass items, furniture, wooden bowls, platters, pens, and more.

Demonstrations of works in progress will be held throughout the weekend.

Specialty food producers will tempt your tastebuds with samples of fudge, cake, cookies mixes, hot fudge sauces, and maple products.

There will also be free art and craft activities for children held under the Chaffee's main tent throughout the weekend, with a special treat on Saturday at non with Mary Crowley, a Vermont artist and author, who will read from both of her books. Plus, door prize drawings will be held hourly throughout each day under the main tent.

Art in the Park is Vermont's oldest continuing arts tradition, and the Chaffee Art Center's major fund-raising event, occurring twice yearly in mid-summer and autumn. For information, call 802-775-8836 or the Chaffee Art Center 802-775-0356.

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