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‘Art in the Park’ expected to shine this year

‘Art in the Park’ expected to shine this year

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.

Dinner, dancing at galleries to support art scholarships

Dinner, dancing at galleries to support art scholarships

Last season, mid-afternoon on Thursday, July 21, the power went out while Lynn LeFauve and Jamie Jamison were in the middle of putting together the VACI Partners fundraising event, Stroll Through The Arts.

“We were in the gallery setting up, and it was really hot, just like it is now, and the electricity went out for 16 hours — the whole grid blew,” LeFauve said. The event’s co-chairs looked at each other: What would they do with the event, the band and all the food?

“The Athenaeum was fabulous,” LeFauve said. “We regrouped and reorganized for Sunday.”

Miller Park hosts fundraising art show with local connections

Miller Park hosts fundraising art show with local connections

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.”