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Nature Arts Festival
Aug 2, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014
23rd annual event introduces new vendors, Writing Contest winners
Something for everybody – for any nature lover, for any art lover. Geauga Park District’s Nature Arts Festival is known for every variety of fine arts on display and for sale by regional artists. Every member of the family, every friend leaves refreshed and inspired in some way.
Come out to Geauga County for the 23rd annual Nature Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The West Woods.
This popular, free, indoor/outdoor festival features an entirely nature-focused juried art show; for-sale art by regional and national woodcarvers, painters, potters, jewelry-makers and other artisans at a variety of price ranges; food for sale by The Reserve House; ice cream and nuts by Nick Reiter; and kettle corn by Look What’s Poppin’; all-day entertainment by the Western Reserve Artist Blacksmith Association; and free parking. Visit the website for a complete schedule of events.
“We’re looking forward to celebrating an Arts in Nature weekend,” said Holly Sauder, event coordinator, “featuring for the first time this year some of Geauga Park District’s own groups and clubs affiliated with the arts.”
This year’s event will not have People’s Choice voting. However, more than 10 new vendors will show a variety of mediums.
Saturday will feature live music from some of Geauga Park District’s Maple Town Tune Traders. Sunday will feature the event to celebrate the 19th annual Nature Writing Contest winners, featuring readings of their award-winning works, explanations from judges, and an opportunity to read your own Nature writing for an audience. Visit the website to see a complete list of those winners.
Geauga Park District’s Shutterbugs Camera Club will also be featured as President Bruce Bennett presents on honing nature photography talents.
Visitors totaled more than 2,000 last year despite morning rain and heat.
Geauga Park District is grateful to Fairmount Center for the Arts on Saturday for sponsoring afternoon art and craft activities for the kids and young at heart!
This year’s Nature Arts Festival is sponsored by The News-Herald, Geauga Park District Foundation ,and Renewal by Andersen Windows.
The West Woods, a 900-acre park with miles of hiking trails, is at 9465 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87). The festival is entirely wheelchair/stroller accessible. As needed, a free shuttle will run from ASM at 9639 Kinsman Road.
Call 440-286-9516 with questions about the Park District festival, or call Mariann Goodwin at 440-285-8686 with questions about the Chardon festival.