Perfect weekend for 49th Annual Art in the Park

By Jessica Vaughn
Posted 5/17/21

FOLEY - After canceling the 2020 Art in the Park due to COVID-19 concerns, this year saw a return with the 49th Annual Art in the Park over Mother’s Day Weekend. With sunshine and beautiful weather …

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Perfect weekend for 49th Annual Art in the Park

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FOLEY - After canceling the 2020 Art in the Park due to COVID-19 concerns, this year saw a return with the 49th Annual Art in the Park over Mother’s Day Weekend. With sunshine and beautiful weather greeting newcomers and regulars alike, this year saw a successful return of the beloved event. Tents filled Heritage Park in Foley as crafters and artists came from all over the southeast. Vendors sold handmade pottery, artwork, woodwork, crafts, jewelry, and much more.

The 49th Annual Art in the Park Best in Show Overall winner was Craig McMillan. Nick Cantrell won first place in Best of Show in Art, with Jack Swindle coming in second. For Best of Show in Crafts, first place went to Vanja Havens and second place went to Sam Cheek. Merit artists were Cherri Lamar, Louis and Rhee Korff, Ryan Merrill and Kristin Pierre Art.

Art in the Park brings revenue into Foley, supports local artists and craftsmen, and adds cultural enrichment to the community. An estimated 20,000 shoppers come to browse and purchase from local artists each year. Each booth is juried and must create handmade works of art or crafts. Art in the Park also showcases artwork by local students. One student’s artwork on display over the event weekend will be chosen as the official artwork for the 50th Annual Art in the Park, taking place in 2022. This year’s t-shirt design was created by Delan Cabrara, a fifth grader at Foley Elementary School. Cabrara originally created the art when in third grade for the 2020 Art in the Park.

Check out the Foley Art Center on Facebook for more information on art for sale, upcoming events, and classes.