Art in the Park wraps up season

REED CITY - Mardi Gras was the theme of Art in the Park’s finale during Reed City’s annual Crossroads Festival, drawing the largest crowd yet this summer. Colorful balloons decorated the pavilion at Rambadt Park getting everyone in the party mood.

Donna Wheeler, organizer of the event, and Kaytlyn Sheldon, her helper for the summer, had several projects set up for the morning keeping this colorful theme going.

Younger children strung necklaces of colored pasta while others made decorative designs using Mardi Gras beads within picture frames. The most popular craft, however, was making Mardi Gras masks. Using paint, gems, glitter and feathers, each child created a beautiful work of art. They all proudly wore their masks for a final group picture.

Art in the Park this summer focused on different projects from a number of countries. Children as well as adults enjoyed painting, making sand art, creating handmade paper, stamping and drawing.

Several participants even entered their creations in local fairs winning first place ribbons. It is definitely a fun family event that is open to all ages.

Twice a month during the summer anyone can enjoy the free projects and discover the artist within themselves.

Keep an eye out for next summer’s Art in the Park schedule and join in the fun.