Young artists invited to traveling art series this summer


TAYLOR COUNTY—Not only does art allow for the expression of oneself, but it is also an outlet to relieve stress, calm and center the artist and allow them to tap into their creative side. Not only that, art can also be loads of fun!

To help youths get more creative this summer, the Taylor County Arts Council (TCAC) will be offering a special art series.

“Calling all kids! Summer is here and that means it’s time for Art in the Park,” said a TCAC representative.

The traveling art series will include stops at various local community parks and gathering places, to allow participants a change of scenery from which to draw their inspiration.

The first stop of Art in the Park will take place on Saturday, June 18, in the pavilion at Ocean Pearl Felton Park, situated just across the street from the historic birthplace home of Anna Jarvis in Webster.

Located on US Route 119 South, just outside of Grafton, the park provides a scenic and serene surrounding, complete with a creek and ducks, giving artists the perfect place to center their thoughts on their project.

“Our volunteers are gearing up for an exciting summer of art,” disclosed the representative. “For our first project, we will be capturing the power of the sun with beautifully crafted sun catchers.”

During this portion of Art in the Park, children of all ages will work to create their very own butterfly or dragon sun catcher.

And while the opportunity is available to all youths, Art in the Park organizers require a parent or guardian to remain with children under five years of age for the duration of the craft.

The TCAC will be offering the Art in the Park series free of charge for participants, throughout the summer months.

Be sure to mark the following dates on your calendars for a time of even more artistic expression: July 23, August 6 and August 13.

“The locations and crafts for those dates will be announced as those meetings draw nearer,” noted the TCAC representative.

For more information or to register for the first stop of Art in the Park, please call the TCAC at 304-265-5500. Please leave a message if there is no response.

Updates to the Art in the Park series may be found on the TCAC’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TCAC.Inc.

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