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MCSP To Play Host To Eighth Annual Arts In The Park Festival On Saturday


Matt Bruce, a stone cutter and carver at Architectural Stone Sales in Bedford, poses with one of his sculptures, a pair of working limestone scissors. (Photo by William Winchester Claytor, Traditional Arts Indiana) Matt Bruce, a stone cutter and carver at Architectural Stone Sales in Bedford, poses with one of his sculptures, a pair of working limestone scissors. (Photo by William Winchester Claytor, Traditional Arts Indiana) Art, music and nature will all be highlighted during the eighth annual Arts in the Park festival on Saturday, June 15th in beautiful McCormick’s Creek State Park.

From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., walk around the Art Fair and visit the Limestone Traditions booth. The fair features over 25 local and regional artists and craftspeople in a variety of art mediums with original work for display and sale. Traditional Arts Indiana will present the Limestone Traditions exhibit and discussions with stone craftspeople. Quarries, carvers, and toolmakers will show examples of their work and talk with visitors about the stone production process. Performances will include a stone carving demonstration and bluegrass music set by musicians who work in the stone business.

Relax to several musical performances at the festival stage including the Fabulous Roosters’ (11:00 a.m.), Nate Johnson & the Keepers (12:15 p.m.), Backwoods Bluegrass Band (1:30 p.m.), the Hesitation Blues Band (2:45 p.m.), and Craig Brenner (4:00 p.m.). The Freddie Shaw Band will conclude the day with a special evening performance at seven o’clock at the park amphitheater. In addition, help volunteers from the Friends of McCormick’s Creek State Park make a community art project by learning animal origami. Carson’s BBQ, snacks and other refreshments will be for sale.

The program is presented by the Friends of McCormick’s Creek State Park and made possible with support from the Indiana

Arts Commission with Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, and the National Endowment for the Arts; Traditional Arts Indiana; Babbs SuperValu; Canyon Inn, and the McCormick’s Creek Stables.

Standard entrance fees of $5 for in-state vehicles and $7 for out-of-state vehicles apply. For more information about this event, call 829-4344.

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