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Chestertown Art in the Park is back.  The new Chestertown RiverArts (formed from the merger of Chestertown Arts League and Chester River Arts)  has teamed up with the popular Jazz Festival to bring Art in the Park 2012 to Wilmer Park on September 15, 2012 from 10:00 to 5:00.  Over fifty regional artists will display quality, affordable art that range from paintings and photographs to pottery and jewelry.  Folks will be able to browse the art while listening to world class jazz.

Among our talented artists participating this year are nationally renown wildlife artists, Kurt Plinke and Raymond Bell as well as popular Chestertown RiverArts’ artists including Cindy Fulton, Marti Hawlins, Patty Mowell, Stephanie Somers, Holly Boye, Laura and Rich Hall, Stanley Galken, Donna Hickman and Steve Hamilton. You can view all of our artists and crafters on the Our Artists page along with selected samples of their work. This event is always a perfect time to start your holiday shopping with unique gifts of art for family and friends.

The Chestertown Jazz Festival begins at 11:00 and features Fredric Yonnet preceded by the 100 Voice Choir, Joe Holt Trio, Felicia Carter, Project Natale, and Giacomo Gates.  The Jazz Festival, which requires a ticket, will occupy the Chester River side of the park whereas Art in the Park, with no admission charge, will be on the west side of the park closest to the road. In past years the jazz festival has brought in 700 to 800 participants. Jazz ticket buyers will be able to move back and forth between the two events.  Advance tickets bought before July 15th cost $15.00 and $20.00 after July 15.

Our Media Packet has camera-ready public relations materials for the press and interested participants.

For Additional Information                                                                                                          Art in the Park Information: Contact Lani Seikaly 443 282-0931 or laniseikaly@me.com   Jazz Festival Information and Tickets: Contact The Garfield Center for the Arts at 410-810-2060 or www.garfieldcenter.org

Thanks

Thanks to all the artists and visitors who helped to make Art in the Park 2010 an enjoyable and special festival. The enthusiastic support of our artists and vistors motivates us to continue to offer a unique exhibition space for artists and crafters. We look forward to sharing this event with you for years to come, and we hope to offer more selections of fine art and quality crafts each year.  Thanks also to the many Arts League Volunteers who have helped to make this event happen each year.

A special thanks to artists Brenda Stewart, Steve Hamilton, Evie Baskin and Marj Morani whose art is featured in the header on this page from left to right, respectively.