Saturday (and Sunday) in the Park

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There is nothing in the world that defines a small town like the festivals it holds.  And Danville, despite its size and urban trappings, is no different.  Being able to come down to the Town Green on a Saturday morning, still digesting the fresh fruit or crepes recently purchased at the weekly Farmers Market, and have an amazing array of art to peruse and enjoy completely defines that home-town feeling.

 Art in the Park.1Area residents can partake of that feeling this weekend as the annual Art in the Park is held.  From 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on October 1 & 2, 2011, artists from throughout the area will have their work on display at both the Town Green and Danville Community Center, 400 Front Street. 

Co-Sponsored with the Alama/Danville Artists Society, the 13th Annual Art in the Park exposes attendees to the talent, eye and vision of over 60 participating artists.  Working in aArt in the Park.2 variety of media, the works will be on display across the wide expanse of the Town Green as well as indoors at the Danville Community Center.  Artwork being displayed in the Community Center is a juried event, with ribbons and prizes awarded for best pieces.   

As the festival has evolved over the years, other activities have been added to provide something for everyone.  Food and beverages are available, and guests can sit enjoy light jazz on the music stage.  Musicians playing over the weekend include the Gary Chulla Trio, Stony Ridge Ramblers, Monte Vista High School Jazz Combo and the San Ramon High School Jazz Ensemble. 

Danville youngsters aren't left out in the cold, as activities are provided.  Face painting, a hands-on art activities area and train rides courtesy of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley are just some of the fun activities available to young visitors. 

For more information on Art in the Park, contact Recreation Services Manager Henry Perezalonso at (925) 314-3454 or hperezalonso@danville.ca.gov