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About the Opportunity

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Art in the Park is an art walk, an organized event where outdoor venues across communities host artists and displays of their work. With this new initiative, we're hoping to highlight our local artists and further creativity in our communities! 

You might be wondering how this is related to Naturally Lewis' mission; that's easy! Local creative Amanda Drake, owner of Rags and Rivers, brought the idea of an Art Walk forward to Naturally Lewis as an opportunity to partner with local artists to showcase their work with the community and visitors while also adding color and local flair to our parks. Art in the Park fits perfectly with our mission to support local businesses, encourage local placemaking initiatives, and bolster tourism in Lewis County.

Naturally Lewis looks forward to building and facilitating new connections with creatives in our community to encourage future community arts projects and programs!

Why Does This Matter?

Art brings our communities to life! We're championing the growth of a community where we all want to be - beautiful, vibrant communities are a piece of that puzzle. Additionally, art brings people to a common place, enhancing the sense of community in their neighborhood.

Are You An Artist?

Naturally Lewis is seeking local artists to share their talents with the community! If you are an artsit looking to apply, here's what you need to know:

  • Submission deadline has been extended to Monday, June 24, 2024
  • Artwork must have a "Life in Lewis County" theme
  • Open to artists of all ages
  • Works must have been completed in the last three years.
  • Eligible artwork includes drawings, paintings, prints, digital art, and photographs.

The Exhibit

We're launching the 2024 art walk at Food Truck Fridays Lewis County! Food Truck Fridays feature food trucks, live music, and lawn games at various parks around the County throughout the summer; Art in the Park is excited to partner with Food Truck Fridays for its Grand Opening on July 26, 2024 at the Croghan Rec Park. 

What to Expect

  • Food Trucks
  • Live Music
  • Art! Artists are encouraged to attend the Grand Opening and periodically visit the Art Walk to interact with viewers and discuss their work.

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