The food. The music. The art.
The 38th annual Arts in the Park — scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Brainerd’s Gregory Park — will have it all.
People can enjoy the smells and taste of smoked shrimp, Greek food or brats wrapped in cheese and then top it off with chocolate covered bacon — all while listening to live music and appreciating the homemade art creations that will be displayed at the free event that also includes the Century of Cars show. Brainerd Community Action sponsors the family-filled event.
There will be more than 140 artists, some who have been at the event before and some who are new, all of whom will have their work on display and for sale. Art will range from stained glass, painting, pottery, jewelry, iron works and pine furniture.
“We are celebrating 38 years of art,” said Nancy Cross, director of Brainerd Community Action. “Arts in the Park started out as an ice cream social at Cragun’s Resort and has grown to the this art event held in beautiful Gregory Park. It’s a great day to stroll through the park, and enjoy the food, music and activities. There is something here for everyone ... You won’t leave empty-handed.”
Entertainment this year will include Mike the Banjo Man, who will perform at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Paul Imholte, an acoustical string musician, who will perform at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Pat Surface of the Sawtooth Mountain Boys who plays inspirational music, will perform 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Cross said there will be a few artist events, that includes a children’s art activity and an answer and question period with an artist who is an art instructor in Minneapolis.