Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Nuts! Over Art family art festival

The new arts fest in the park, Nuts! Over Art, has launched its website at nutsoverart.com. Strangely enough, they said, that web address was not yet taken. They've got the participating artists listed, but the music line-up is still TBA. One fun feature you can show your kids is that you can "paint" on the welcome page while the animated squirrel jumps around.

The festival will have a line up of children's performers in the Shell all afternoon, hands on art projects for the kids, an artists' market, performances by Midtown arts groups, and special exhibitions in both Brooks and MCA. Park Friends' Willy Bearden has also been asked to reprise his historical tour of the park.

Park Friends has been awarded an in-kind sponsorship in exchange for Willy's tour and help with the clean-up afterwards at 6pm. It's not our normal time for a clean-up, but I hope lots of you will come turn out for the festival and stay to help pick up a little trash or carry a few chairs at the end of it. PFI is excited to be included in the press for this event, and we hope everyone will come out and support it. I'm thrilled to have an arts festival back in Overton Park.

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