The Allied Arts Association's 61st annual Art in the Park show will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 29 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 30 in Howard Amon Park in Richland.
The show features nearly 300 artists and craftsmen from throughout the Northwest offering a unique array of photography, jewelry, metal art, furniture, pottery, paintings, glass art and more. Admission is free.
To find out if your favorite artists will be attending this year's show, go to www.Allied ArtsRichland.org, click on Art in the Park and then on "Download the Program." The program also includes a list of the foods available for purchase during the art show and prices.
There will be a variety of entertainment on the fingernail stage during the show. At 4 p.m. July 29, there will be classical, contemporary and jazz piano music. Mystic Mirage will perform at 6 p.m. and the Sultana Dancers will perform at 7:15 p.m.
On July 30, Hanford Drama students perform at 10 a.m., piano music will be at 3 p.m. and the Quartet Bella Talia will perform at 5 p.m.
Keep in mind there are very few parking spaces in the park, and illegally parked cars will be towed. Ben Franklin Transit will run shuttle buses to the park starting at 8:30 p.m. each day from the Uptown Shopping Center and Fran Rish Stadium at Richland High School. One-way cost is $1.25 per person or $3.50 for a family of three or more.
Art in the Park is the main fundraiser for the Allied Arts Association. Proceeds are used for exhibits and other programs at Allied Arts, maintenance of the gallery and education wing, art scholarships, awards at juried exhibits at Allied Arts and the county fair and special projects.
Antiques in the Park
Just up the road from Art in the Park is the Antiques in the Park show. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 at Jefferson Park, off George Washington Way in Richland, across from the Uptown Shopping Center. Admission is free.