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Art in the Park 2023
Kent’s Art in the Park Festival, held the weekend after Labor Day, has become a premier community event for the city. This festival is a family friendly experience that attracts residents from all over Northeast Ohio. Art in the Park is hosted in Fred Fuller Park, Kent’s oldest and largest park with majestic trees and scenic walking trails along the Cuyahoga river. 2023’s event featured over 100 artists who expressed their creative talents through photography, paintings, artful apparel, ceramics and pottery, drawings, jewelry, glasswork, metal, mixed media, sculpture and wood. This includes youth artists, who have a valuable contribution to the world of art. Art In the Park emphasizes the “Young At Art” with a designated area for artists 3rd through 12th grade.
There are numerous demonstrations throughout the two day event where community members can experience art with their own hands. The annual Sylvia Coogan Silent Auction is stocked with items donated by exhibitors to benefit future art programs. In addition to the wonderful visual art experiences, music is 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 and children’s interactive music. A variety of delicious food vendors will be available to choose from as well.
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.