Art in the Park 2013
Outdoor art, food, and entertainment are a tradition at Richland's annual Art in the Park, which kicked off today.
This weekend marks the 63rd year of bringing together hundreds of artists, craftspeople, and vendors together at Howard Amon Park.
With a reputation for being one of 200 top shows in the country, and featuring artists from 46 states and Canada, Art in the Park will attract thousands of visitors over the next two days.
From paintings and jewelry to home decor, clothing or unique gifts, you never know what you might find at the artist booths.
The show is also the annual fundraiser for the Allied Arts Association, which provides scholarships to budding artists and students.
The event will run through 8pm tonight, and from 9am to 7pm tomorrow.
In 1947, a group of people started meeting to work and grow as artists and Allied Arts Association was born. The first Art in the Park, known as the Clothesline Show, was held at Richland’s Uptown Shopping Center in 1950. The first craft artisans displayed their work on clothes lines in the parking lot of the shopping center. Art in the Park has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The show, now held in beautiful Howard Amon Park on the Columbia River, has expanded from its original eight artists to more than 300 artisans and thousands of visitors. In 2008 the show's name was changed from the Sidewalk Show to Art in the Park to better reflect the beauty of the riverside park setting.
For more information: www.alliedartsrichland.org