Art in the Park 2009

Masco Corporation Foundation presents Taylor Art in the Park Festival on June 13-14 at Heritage Park

The Masco Corporation Foundation presents the eigth annual City of Taylor Art in the Park Festival on June 13 and 14 at Heritage Park. The event is a festival for both visual and performing arts.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 13, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 14. Heritage Park is located at 12111 Pardee Road, between Goddard and Northline roads.

The event features free parking, free admission and free entertainment, which continues to 9 p.m. on Saturday and through the end of the festival on Sunday.

The two-day festival features a juried art fair with more than 100 artists, a student art gallery and quality crafters selling a wide variety of their work in a beautiful park setting. The art will range from paintings to sculptures to beautiful art work and textiles. The fine art gallery in the Heritage Park Activity Building showcases the talents of Downriver’s top artists.

Entertainment includes two live bands, Export and Trilogy, plus baking and talent competitions. The two annual children’s competitions take place Saturday on the Art Pavilion Stage. The children’s baking contest is set for 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by the talent competition from noon to 4 p.m.

The Art Festival classic car show returns by popular demand for the fifth straight year in Heritage Park. The show, scheduled for Sunday afternoon, invites classic car owners to show off their vehicles and compete for prizes. Judging takes place at 3 p.m. with the awards ceremony following at 4 p.m. Registration is $8 up until the day of the show; it's $10 the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the Taylor Cultural Arts Commission’s scholarship program.

The Masco Corporation Foundation is the title sponsor of the festival. The foundation is an arm of Masco Corporation, a global Fortune 200 home improvement products company with headquarters in Taylor.

Debra Hamilton, coordinator of Art in the Park, said “Masco Corporation Foundation’s sponsorship of Art in the Park 2009 illustrates its ongoing commitment to the community of Taylor as well as to the appreciation of the arts.”

For more information on Art in the Park, please call the Taylor Golf, Parks and Recreation Department at (734) 374-3906.

Saturday, June 14
Art Fair 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Art Gallery 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Entertainment 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Baking Competition, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Talent Competition, Noon to 4 p.m.
Concert by Export, 5 to 9 p.m.

Sunday, June 15:
Art Fair Noon to 5 p.m.
Art Gallery Noon to 5 p.m.
Classic Car Cruise Noon to 1 p.m.
Concert by Trilogy, 1 to 5 p.m.
Classic Car Show 2 to 5 p.m.
Judging 3 p.m.
Awards Ceremony 4 p.m.

Student Art Gallery
Students display their artwork in a gallery setting
Awards and cash prizes given

For more information call (734) 374-3906

Art In The Park sponsors

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