Each year, my family looks forward to “In The Park With Art”, a 19-year tradition in Palmetto Bay. It is always nice to walk a few short blocks to discover a transformed Coral Reef Park filled with artistic energy and color.
This year, “In The Park With Art” continues... but with a new location. The event will be held in the Palmetto Bay Village Center. Located off Old Cultler Road at 180th Street, the new location will allow the crowds to not only enjoy more room as they stroll the rows of arts, but also perhaps take a walk over to the new Village Library.
More than 100 artists will be displaying their works during this two-day event. “In The Park With Art” takes place this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Traditionally, the event attracts thousands over the two days. The new location should ease the parking congestion that sometimes occured at Coral Reef Park.
All types of fine art from sculpture to paintings to jewelry from national and local artists such as Annie Maxwell, Humberto Benitez, Jim Lewk and David Maddern will be at the show, said Yolly Buchmann, president of the Cultural Council, a nonprofit consisting of volunteers.
“It's a wonderful free family event,” Buchmann said. “There will be food, entertainment and several art classes for the kids.”