Richland's Art in the Park is fun alternative to Follies

For those who would rather shop in the shade than watch hydroplanes on the river, head over to Howard Amon Park in Richland for the hugely popular Art in the Park sidewalk show today and Saturday.

There's no fee to wander among the hundreds of artist booths selling pottery, jewelry, photography, paintings, soaps, clothing, toys and more.

Vendors will sell food and beverages.

Hours for the Allied Arts Association event are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ben Franklin Transit will provide shuttle service both days from the parking lots at Fran Rish Stadium at Richland High, 930 Long Ave., and Carmichael Middle School, 620 Thayer Drive, to the park.

Buses run every 30 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Cost is $1.50 and seniors and the disabled ride for 75 cents with a transit identification card. Kids 5 and younger ride free as long as they are accompanied by an adult. There also is a $4 family rate for up to five people.

Entertainment includes:


4-5 p.m. Trinity Martial Arts Academy demonstration

5-5:30 p.m. Mystic Mirage dance exhibition

5:30-6:30 p.m. Mid-Columbia Musical Theater

6:30-7:30 p.m. Sultana Dancers


9-10 a.m. Academy of Children's Theater

10-10:45 a.m. Hanford High School Fame Camp

4:30-5:30 p.m. Mid-Columbia Symphony

5:30-6:30 p.m. Steel drum band Bram Brata