ART in the PARK
Oakville Art Society's 48th annual Art in the Park will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013.
In 1965 the Society created Art in the Park to promote local artists and artisans, and today this show has blossomed into Oakville’s premiere art event.
We are thrilled to be again offering one of the best fine arts festivals in the country and are excited this year about many new additions, including the always popular Beer Garden, catered this year by Heat Catering, and entertainment by the group Tropical Daze.
Featuring more than 175 artists and artisans from across the country, the event attracts thousands of people to the Bronte waterfront. Visitors to the 2013 show will see the return of some of the same artists as in previous years, as well as some who have never participated before. Artists come from far and wide - this year there are artists from Quebec, British Columbia and as far away as the Bahamas.
Every medium is represented, from traditional oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings to glass, ceramics, textiles, photography, mixed media, sculptures and fine jewellery.
Visitors will get to meet the artists and learn about the works they have created.
Another much-anticipated aspect of the event this year is the Licensed Beer Garden by Heat Catering. “We think this is a great event for all of Oakville and we are so excited to be a part of it this year,” said Doug Greco, owner of Heat and several restaurants (Cucci, Firehall and the newly opened Plank) in the Bronte area.
Adding a distinct laid-back feeling to AiP 2013 will be the relaxing, breezy tunes by the entertainers Tropical Daze, who will make sure to put visitors into a summertime mood.
Located at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park,
Bronte Road and Ontario Street
Art in the Park has a reputation for being one of the best run art shows in southern Ontario.
Admission paid to get into Art in the Park Art plays a crucial role in the life of the Oakville Art Society. It affords the OAS an opportunity to raise funds to subsidize programming and act as a venue for furthering interest and knowledge of the world of art.
Children under 12 are free.