Art In The Park
The show will feature original works of fine art and crafts by 70+ artists from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding states. Please join us for a delightful day and display your talent at this perennially-popular event. The park is a treasure of Allentown’s historic West End and there is always a good turnout of exhibitors and buyers.
Free exhibition space will be given to six high school students and six college students. The show will be organized by a committee of volunteers chaired by art consultant/independent scholar Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander. With the goal of raising the quality and enhancing the appeal of the event, applicants will be vetted by Dr. Margo Hobbs, Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department, Muhlenberg College; Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander; and Santa Bannon-Shillea, owner of Santa Bannon/Fine Art gallery, Bethlehem, PA.
Artist demonstrations in various mediums will be offered throughout the day. Cash prizes will be offered in a range of categories, with the winners selected by Lisa Tremper Hanover, retired Executive Director & CEO of the James Michener Art Museum and Michiko Okaya, Director, Lafayette College Art Galleries & Collections Curator. Live performances will be provided throughout the day in the beautiful band shell.
Food and drink will be available from a range of vendors. Join us in West Park for a celebration of the expressive arts!