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  • Art-a-palooza celebrates best of local art, music, eats

  • Art-a-palooza, designed as a day to celebrate art in multiple mediums, will showcase its ninth annual event, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road.

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  • Art-a-palooza, designed as a day to celebrate art in multiple mediums, will showcase its ninth annual event, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road.
    The event is hosted by City of Green and Green Arts Council.
    Admission is free.
    This year, guests can expect a significantly increased gathering of artists and art pieces. They’ll get swept up with acoustic performers each hour and may engage in children’s art activities. Summertime
    treats will also be available.
    Midwestern American artists will display their art for sale from a variety of mediums including paint, fiber, ceramics, glass, photography, jewelry and outdoor garden art.
     "Last year's Best of Show artist, Kristina Malcolm, returns to share her jewelry,” said Joan Smith, owner of Gallery 143 and a board member for the Green Arts Council.
    Familiar community artists returning to join Malcolm include Jack Baker (blown glass), Linda Parthemer (felt critters), JoAnn Poulton (cermaics) and Green Arts Council Preisdent Ellen Stults (beaded cuffs).
    Youngest guests will enjoy a tent solely offering several make-and-take  crafts. Children will be inspired by the experts and savor the time they take to be artistic while cultivating an appreciation for fine arts.
    Food vendors – or culinary artists – present are Giant Eagle, John’s Concessions, Stew Pot Kitchen, the Pierogi Lady, Island Delight, and Kettle Korn. Collectively, all will be offering a variety of lunch and snack options.
    The Green Arts Council will conduct raffle featuring more than 60 donated art pieces from the various exhibitors. Proceeds will benefit its scholarship fund, which awards scholarships to Green High School students studying art.
    Raffle tickets are one for $1 each, $5 for six tickets or $10 for 15 tickets.
    Paved parking is up on the hillside area above the pond, and is strongly encouraged to be utilized during the event to preserve the park grounds. Golf cart shuttles will be provided for those in need.
    Sponsors supportive of art-A-palooza are DeHoff Realtors, Summa Health System, DRB Systems, First Energy Foundation, Kovatch Castings Area Agency on Aging.
    For more information about the event, visit www.cityofgreen.org.
     

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