On Sunday, July 29, The Trout Museum of Art will host the 58th Annual Art at the Park in Appleton’s City Park. Art at the Park will showcase hundreds of artists with a juried art show, a juried children’s art show, food vendors, live music programmed by Mile of Music, multiple creation stations for kids, live pottery and plein air painting demos, a community art project and Strathmore Artist Papers will be giving away free art materials!
Top 5 Tips for Attending Art at the Park:
- #1 - Wear your walking shoes – Leave your flip flops at home and lace up your tennis shoes! Choose comfortable footwear for this large community event. Nearly 150 booths line the streets that border City Park, and you won’t want to miss the talent of any of these artists. Leaving early due to blisters isn’t an option – there’s live music to enjoy, pottery demos to watch, great food to eat, and art to purchase!
- #2 - Arrive early - Set your alarm and wake up early – join us at City Park beginning at 9:00 am! Not a morning person? Visit our food court for your coffee or espresso fix. The sooner you arrive, the more likely you are to enjoy FREE art supplies from Strathmore Artist Papers, t-shirts for purchase at The Trout Museum of Art Booth, and other perks!
- #3 - Don’t forget the kids – Kids are invited and welcome to join us at Art at the Park. Be sure to stop by our Kids Creation Station, Community Art Project, and Richeson’s booth for kid-friendly art projects – and don’t forget to stop by our face painting station and the Wisconsin Herd’s pop-a-shot activity for extra fun!
- #4 - Bring your appetite - If you plan it right, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, AND dinner at Art at the Park! There’s something for everyone in our food court: freshly squeezed lemonade, subs, popsicles, nuts, popcorn, shaved ice, hot dogs, brats, burgers, egg rolls, deep fried oreos, crepes, bubble tea, edible cookie dough, ice cream, burritos, sushi rolls, meat pies, specialty coffee drinks, and so much more. The only issue? Choosing what to order from this incredible selection of food and beverages!
- #5 - Leave your animals at home – Please keep your furry friends at home! We love animals just as much as you do, but pets are not allowed in or around City Park during the event. Keep them in the air conditioning with a bowl of water, and they’ll be happier than being out in the heat of July, anyways!
- BONUS TIP – There will be a limited amount of seating at the park, so please remember to bring your lawn chairs if you’d like to relax and take in the music.
Admission to Art at the Park is free courtesy of title sponsor Community First Credit Union.
Written by Melissa Haen, Marketing Manager, The Trout Museum of Art