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Art in the Park slaps a high-FIVE


Watercolor artist Judy Priest, left, leads a demonstration with her students Jim Gift and Shirley Anderson at Art in the Park 2011. They continue demonstrations on Aug. 4-5. Photo by Sue Chickman

 

Local artists unite with their vision of tying art into the Olympic Peninsula’s natural features at the fifth annual Art in the Park at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

 

The event features 30 artists in watercolor, photography, basketry and driftwood sculptures displaying their work in a non-juried exhibit Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 1-5.

 

The event is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. This year, Art in the Park joins the First Friday Art Walk on Aug. 3 and stays open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Artist and writer Denny van Horn will carve cedar feathers for the nighttime event.

 

Demonstrations continue into Saturday and Sunday with watercolor booths and “make and take” craft projects for hands-on activities for all ages.

 

All art work is for sale with 25 percent benefiting the Dungeness River Audubon Center. Visitors are invited to vote for the “People’s Choice Award.”

 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Railroad Bridge Park with a celebration set for 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17.

 

For more information, call the center at 681-4076 or visit www.dungenessrivercenter.org.

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