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Art in the Park, A Dogwood Arts Festival Event (Plein Air, Day One)

Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2013
Start Time: 9:00 am
Business Name: Farragut Business Alliance
Phone: 865-307-2486




The Farragut Business Alliance has once again partnered with the Town of Farragut and Dogwood Arts Festival to host the 3rd Annual Farragut Art in the Park, presented by TDS. It is a plein air event, which means painting “in the open air” or outdoors.

This year’s event will feature two days of painting at various parks and other scenic locations in Farragut. A photography category has been added, as have more art-related activities for children.

The public is invited to observe as participants paint and shoot their subjects from 9am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21. They will be scattered among various Farragut parks and locations, including: Anchor Park, Berkeley Park subdivision fountain, Bridgemore subdivision entrance, Campbell Station Park, Farragut Town Hall Memorial Park, Mayor Bob Leonard Park, McFee Park, the old Hackney Mill and Olde Concord.

Kids’ Art in the Park activities will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 1-3pm at Campbell Station Park. Youth will enjoy making Gyotaku fish prints, mini Monets, Tuffula tress and bug art, among other things. The Amazing Jolie, a silks acrobat, will be performing 20 feet above the park during the kids’ activities.

Farragut Art in the Park culminates with a Reception & Gallery Sale at 7pm on Monday, April 29 at The Gallery | Renaissance Farragut. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and wine will be available for $3 per glass. Best of Show, First Place and Second Place paintings and photographs (judged separately) will be awarded cash prizes. The popular Chef’s Choice will also be named in each category and will be displayed at Seasons Café.

In addition to plein air and studio pieces of the participants’, a Steve Black Retrospective will be a part of the exhibit. Black played a key role in building the event and passed away last year. His wife, Frankie, will be attending to receive a commemorative gift in his honor and to witness the awarding of the inaugural Steve Black Memorial Award. Special thanks to Debi Tuttle from the Town Framery for her guidance and generous assistance with the commemorative memorial gift for Frankie.

All events are free and open to the public. In addition to presenting sponsor TDS; silver sponsorships are provided by BB&T & First Baptist Concord; media sponsorships from farragutpress and WFIV 105.3; and community sponsorships from Allied Music Instructors, Einstein Bros Bagels, Farragut Wine & Spirits, MeadowView Greenhouses & Garden Center, Myers Bros. Holdings, Neighbormaker Events, Newk's, Seasons Café and VG's Bakery, have made the event possible.

For more information, visit the events page at or call 307-2486.

Congratulations to the following artists and photographers for being selected by the jury and confirmed to participate in the 3rd Annual Art in the Park, presented by TDS:

Sandra Abraham

Mike C. Berry

Brad Bittle

Neranza Blount

Brenda Bogard

Ambler Brown

Michael Broyles

Stephanie Cobb

Victor Constantino

Gary Dagnan

Carol Erikson

Elizabeth Kidder

Ellie Kittrell

Marie Miller

Joe Parrott

Victoria Pearmain

Hanna Reeves

Karen Reeves

George Rothery

Marcia Shelly

Cheryl Tarrant

Garry Taylor

Dan Thurman

Janet Weaver

Janice Wilkey

Robert Wilson

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