56th Annual Art in the Park – Saturday and Sunday September 7th and 8th 2013
Artists all around Petaluma and beyond are getting geared up for the 56th Annual Art in Park to be held at Walnut Park - Petaluma Blvd South and D Street in Petaluma Saturday and Sunday Sept 7th and 8th 10:00 am - 5:00pm. If you want to check out the real local art scene, this is the time and place. Sponsored yearly by the Petaluma Art Association (also in their 56th year) artists literally come out of the woodwork for this event. Tents and booths filled with artists and their wares surround the quaint gazebo in the center of the park. On Saturday from 2-5 PM you can browse the Petaluma Certified Farmers Market for fresh local foods as well as the Art show.
The event has a great line up of music too. First up on Saturday 11:00-11:45 is Old Timey Music by the Beach Gomers. at 12:00-1:00 Strung Together Dulcimer- Strung Together is a group of musical friends with a shared interest in traditional American and Celtic music; Debra Grainger, Dusty Thorburn and Ron Beardslee on mountain dulcimer with Ann Mchesney-Young on accordion and Ron Bean on autoharp.
1:30-2:30 Gabby LaLa . Her music is a mixture of freak-folk, Hindu-pop, cabaret, and traditional North Indian Classical music. 3:00-5:00 Blue Devils An organic blues band, The Blue Devils combine the traditional sound of the blues and hints of jazz, rock and some funky stuff.
On Sunday: Sept 8 11:00-12:30 Don Trotta. Don Trotta has been performing since he was 16.most of his career was on the island of Maui in Hawaii. His new band is a 3 piece group with accomplished bassist Danny Walters and also talented Jim Holland on drums. 1:00-2:30 Jason Bodlovich, instrumental guitarist/composer. Jason Bodlovich, originally from Huntington Beach, now resides and performs in the North Bay Area. Jason leads his own groups in both electric and acoustic compositions. 3:00-5:00 Larry Potts "Larry Potts is a classic storyteller and vagabond humorist singer whose songs strike deep and clean to the heart of the matter-he is a bright light, fully capable of setting your couch on fire!" --Frank Hayhurst, "Face the Music" KRSH 95.9 Santa Rosa, CA”.
Everyone is welcome -buyers, browsers, kids and pets. Money may be tight right now for a lot of folks but some believe it is art, music, healthy food and general wholesome fun that are things worth investing in. So forget all about what you have to do and come celebrate ART at Art in the Park and support Artists and Art in the schools.
The Petaluma Arts Association has been a participant in the community for 56 years promoting appreciation of the arts. The PAA scholarship Program has donated thousands of dollars each year through its grant process to support the Petaluma schools in developing student art programs.
For more information about AIP Call - 707-793-2113
See the roster of Artists and Musicians for this years Art in the Park and more PAA information at www.petalumaarts.org