Weekend festival brings art to Central Park

Weekend festival brings art to Central Park

DECATUR–  This weekend Central Park will be at the center of Decatur’s art world with the 53rd annual Arts in Central Park event taking place.


The annual event is being sponsored by the Decatur Area Arts Council and Gallery 510.


Gallery 510 Chief Financial Officer Barb Dove says they will have 76 booths set up featuring artists from 5 states exhibiting a variety of artwork for sale.


With artists from across the Midwest, Dove says you may be most impressed with the ones that come from right here in Decatur, “In my opinion Decatur has some of the best artists not only in central Illinois but from all over the state. I have had numerous people over the years tell me that the quality is ‘chicago-like’.”


In addition to the vendor booths this year Dove says there will also be live music, working demonstrations, special guest artists, and children’s activities this year, “We like to make this more than just a place where people can buy art, people have really latched on to the interactive booths and the demonstrations.”


Arts in Central Park will take place from 10 am until 5 pm on Saturday and from 10 am until 4 pm on Sunday.