The canopy of 100-year-old oaks in Zenia Park, Twin Lakes’ beautiful community park in Valrico, is the perfect setting for an art festival. On Saturday, September 10, the Fourth Annual Art in the Park will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Twin Lakes is located east of Lithia Pinecrest Rd. at the end of Bloomingdale Ave.
From its humble beginnings, the Art in the Park has become an annual, eagerly awaited event by both artists and lovers of art.
Art in the Park organizer and long time resident of Twin Lakes, Lisa Harmon said, “When I was young, my mother shared the gift of art with me. Every year, we went to the Three Rivers Art Festival in Pittsburgh. I hope Art in the Park will create memories for other families in the community.”
Harmon added, “We began with 35 artists in our first year and grew to 70 participants by last year. We have great support from the Brandon League of Fine Arts. This year, we expect to have between 75 and 100 artists displaying oil paintings, watercolor paintings, handmade jewelry, quilting, photography, wood working, pottery and much more.”
Organizers are planning to have food vendors on-site. An evening concert in the park is also being planned. “This is a unique way to bring the community together in appreciation of the arts. A concert in the park would be a great way to cap off a wonderful day,” said Harmon.
The cost for participants who are not residents of Twin Lakes is a mere $10. Anyone interested in participating can register via e-mail at LMHarmon1@juno.com. Art in the Park is not limited to only visual artists. Musicians are welcome as well.
When registering, please provide your name, art form and phone number. All artists who participate must provide their own table and tent. Art in the Park is free to the public.