GOWRIE - The Gowrie Arts Council will be hosting its second annual Art in the Park day Saturday.
Festivities will kick off at 1 p.m. in the City Park with vendor booths and children's activities.
Kids attending the event will have the opportunity to create pop tab bracelets, snakes on a stick, painted marbles, and visors free of charge. At 3 p.m. a free puppet show, presented by Lori Kerns of the SOS Puppet Ministry, of Palmer, will be performed on the stage of the Betty Nyght Hamilton Bandshell.
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Judy Tjepkes, of Gowrie, looks over a chair planter she purchased at the 2011 Gowrie Area Arts Council’s Art in the Park.
"All of the activities and kids' activities will be free," said Diane Adam, a member of the Gowrie Arts Council.
Vendors and artisan displays featuring everything from photographs and paintings to spoons will be set up from 1 to 6 p.m. throughout the park.
A concession stand will be open in the shelter house at 1:30 p.m.
If you go:
What: Art in the Park
When: 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Gowrie City Park
Cost: Free activities and art displays, $7 for meal for ages 13 and up $5 for ages 4 to 13 years old, 3 and under free
"We have a great selection of vendors this year," Adam said. "We have 18, possibly up to 20 who are expected to set up. They will be offering all different kinds of things."
A fundraiser meal of pork burgers, cole slaw, baked beans and dessert will be served by the Webster County Pork Producers from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the shelter house. The meal is $7 for adults, $5 for children 4 to 13 years old and free for children 3 years old and younger. Proceeds from the meal go to the Gowrie Arts Council to continue to bring entertainment and events to the community during the summer months. At 7 p.m. a concert will be performed at the bandshell by the Nebraska-based gospel band The Crusaders. A freewill offering will be accepted during the concert.
"It should be a fun day," said Adam. "We have a lot of activities planned and there should be something for all ages to do. We hope we can bring a lot of people out to the park on Saturday."