2013 was the 57th year for one of the oldest art shows in our area, Arts in the Park. Held on the first weekend of August each year, Arts in the Park draws in artists from all over Ohio and even artists from states as far away as Florida. This year there were 111 vendors, 10 food vendors and eight to ten thousand people were expected to come visit the park overall.
The Port Clinton Artists’ Club puts on the Arts in the Park; they have a little over 100 members. The booths for the Port Clinton Artists’ Club were located in the shelter house at Lakeview Park. “This year we expect the wonderful weather to bring out even more people than last year,” said Barb Gaynor, one of three of the show’s co-directors.
A jury judges the booths and vendors and awards a top prize to the winner. Spectators can also vote on their favorite booth and artist. The winner of the judging gets a free spot at next year’s Arts in the Park.
“It’s a reward to see it all set up and people enjoying art,” said Rosalie Kastelic, a member of the Port Clinton Artists’ Club and show co-director.”The passion people in Port Clinton have for art keeps Arts in the Park going. The passion everyone in the surrounding areas has for art keeps them coming back year after year.”
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