By Lynn R. Mitchell
Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park will play host Saturday and Sunday to the 48th annual Art in the Park, and the weather is supposed to be fantastic to spend time under the huge shade trees around the Gazebo. In additional to a variety of art, there will be entertainment from musicians in the Gazebo, and food vendors offering meals, Kettle Korn, and beverages. The event is free with free parking throughout the park.
Art in the Park offers the opportunity to catch up with local and regional artists, many who are available to sign artwork and talk with park visitors. This year’s displaying artists will include Stacey Allin, Troy Argenbright, Anne Armistead, Mary Barnes, Beverley Street Studio School, S. William Bishop, Hillary Burkett, Daniel Caruthers, Kristen Dahms, Andrea Denniston, Susan Egbert, Nell Fredericksen, Michael Gamble, Jody Giles, Ninika Gordon, Richard Gordon, Cathy Guss, Seth Guzovsky, Sue Hahn, Deborah Harris, Saul Harris, Pauli Hayes, James Hofman, Wanda Hollberg, Kristen Holmes, Barbara Holt, William Jenkins, Julie Jernigan, Sarah Jones, Elizabeth Karaffa, Sharon Kincheloe, Brett LaGue, Shalom Lord, Georganne Ludt, Brent McGuirt, Ashley Miller, Marti Mocahbee, Philip Nolley, Holly Olinger, Ivan Pesic, Amber Poole, Robin Poteet, Brian Rayner, Allison Schroeder, Petty Shepard, Craig Snodgrass, Joshua Solomon, Alison Thomas, Mary Ann Vessey, Penny Warren, Olivia Warrick, Pamela Welty, and Susan Wolf.
The artist mediums offer something for everyone, from baskets, candles, and soaps to ceramics, drawings, glasswork, jewelry, and paintings to furniture, garden art, photography, potter, prints, sculpture, stoneware, watercolors, and much more.
Exhibits will be available Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday from Noon-5:00. Below is the schedule of events for entertainment on Friday and Saturday. See you in the Park!
10 a.m. Ted Lawhorne
11 a.m. St. James Baptist Church
12 p.m. John Tracy
1 p.m. Bill Harouff
2 p.m. No Lonesome
3 p.m. Boxwave
4 p.m. Bossa Velha
12 p.m. Johnny Clifton
1 p.m. Willow Creek
2 p.m. Steal this Band
3 p.m. Barbara Martin
4 p.m. Shenandoah Valley Pipe Band