DEEP CREEK LAKE — The Western Garrett County State Park Volunteers Inc. and the Garrett County Arts Council will host the 15th annual Art in the Park July 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park.
The event will be held rain or shine and feature more than 45 artists, including several new to the festival, who display and sell their work. Entertainment, food, naturalist programs and a children’s art tent are among featured activities.
“Art in the Park is an event for the entire family to enjoy,” said Caroline Blizzard, volunteer coordinator of Western Garrett County State Park Volunteers Inc. “Beautiful artwork, hands-on activities, delicious food will delight children and parents alike. We are proud to offer such programs that can bring family, fun, art and education together.”
The variety of artistic and handmade pieces at the event will include jewelry, photography, wood turned items, native wildflowers, pottery, fused glass, original artwork, wood painted furniture, handmade wooden furniture, tatting, homemade chocolates, hand-woven baskets, wool rugs, handmade soaps and children’s books.
A silent auction July 12 will include artwork donated by vendors. Animals from frogs and turtles to birds of prey may be viewed in the park tent. The annual tie dye of the 2014 Art in the Park T-shirt will also be held. The arts council will display and sell tickets for its annual quilt fundraiser and operate a children’s art and activity tent.
Food will be available and a variety of hands-on activities will be held.
In addition, visitors can explore the interpretive/educational Discovery Center, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during the summer.
Admission is the usual charge into Deep Creek Lake State Park. Children in car seats and seniors over 62 are free. Docking is available for those wishing to come by boat.
For more information, call 301-387-7067.