Predictions of sunny weather for this weekend have both the coordinators and vendors of this summer’s first Art in the Park excited and hopeful that rain and gray skies will not damper the popular event.
VACI Partners and the artists included in the Art in the Park sale are doing an anti-rain dance this year. And this is not just because of how rainy the past two weeks have been; rather, during last year’s art sale, it rained so hard even the fused glass under Wendy Cohen’s tent got wet and Sean Huntington lost one of his watercolor paintings.
Kathy Diegel and Kenny Koblitz are crossing their fingers that it doesn’t rain this weekend. From 12–4:30 p.m. Sunday in Miller Park, the VACI Partners’ Art in the Park will happen, according to the event’s co-chairs, rain or shine.
For those who loved the Chautauqua Crafts Alliance Festival and are looking for more art and crafts, Art in the Park provides just that, though in an atmosphere a touch less formal.
“I like to think of it as a democratic art show,” Diegel said, “because anybody who wants to participate can. A lot of the artists are from this region, and many of them are repeats.”