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Final Art in the Park of the Season Brings Local Art to the Grounds

Chautauquans explore the stalls during the Art in the Park program, organized by VACI and VACI Partners Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Miller Park. VISHAKHA GUPTA/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

The last new gallery exhibition of the season opened Thursday, the Visual Arts Lecture Series ended on Friday, and the School of Art is wrapping up at the end of Week Seven, but Chautauquans looking for more opportunities to interact with the visual arts are in luck this weekend.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 3 at Miller Park, Chautauquans can peruse the art of more than 65 vendors at this season’s second and final Art in the Park market.

The market is hosted by VACI Partners and features the work of Chautauquans, local artisans and the students and emerging artists at the School of Art.

Visitors will be able to buy everything from one-of-a-kind clothing and organic cosmetics to ceramics and paintings.

Jean Fulkerson, VACI Partner’s board president, said VACI Partners has been receiving registration requests from vendors since March.

“Through Monday, people were inquiring if there were tables still available,” she said.

All table fees from vendors will go toward scholarships for the School of Art. 

Fulkerson said that VACI Partners always plan Art in the Park markets for Sundays, when admission to the grounds is free. This way, the markets can be accessible for Institution residents and members of the surrounding community alike.

“It’s a wonderful way for people in the local area to make an entire day out of visiting Chautauqua,” she said. “Maybe they come for church or for lunch, and then they can walk through the park. … The Institution has …  projects where they go out into the community, and this is a way for (the community) to come into Chautauqua.”

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The author Eleanor Bishop

Eleanor Bishop covers visual arts for the Daily. She is a Cincinnati native and rising junior studying journalism at Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College. Next year she will serve as web editor for Backdrop Magazine, a student-run lifestyle magazine. You can also find her work in Cincinnati Magazine. When she’s not writing, Eleanor enjoys comedy, folk music and reading the menus of restaurants she can’t afford.