June 15, 2013 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The eighth annual Arts in the Park festival on Saturday, June 15, at McCormick’s Creek State Park, will celebrate art, music and nature.
An art fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature more than 25 local and regional artists and craftspeople with a variety of work for sale and display. Traditional Arts Indiana will present the Limestone Traditions exhibit. Quarry workers, carvers and toolmakers will show examples of their work and talk about stone production. Performances will include a stone carving demonstration and bluegrass music by musicians who work in the stone business.
Musical performances at the festival stage include the Fabulous Roosters at 11 a.m., Nate Johnson & the Keepers at 12:15 p.m., Backwoods Bluegrass Band at 1:30 p.m., the Hesitation Blues Band at 2:45 p.m., and Craig Brenner at 4 p.m. The Freddie Shaw Band will perform at 7 p.m. at the park amphitheater.
Visitors also can help the Friends of McCormick’s Creek State Park group make a community art project by learning animal origami.
Carson’s BBQ, snacks and other refreshments will be for sale.
The program is presented by the Friends of McCormick’s Creek State Park group and made possible with support from the Indiana Arts Commission with Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington; the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County; the National Endowment for the Arts; Traditional Arts Indiana; Babb’s Grocery; Canyon Inn; and the McCormick’s Creek Stables.
Standard entrance fees of $5 per in-state vehicle and $7 per out-of-state vehicle apply. For more information, call (812) 829-4344.
McCormick’s Creek State Park is on State Road 46, 14 miles northwest of Bloomington and 2 miles east of Spencer, Indiana. The park address is 250 McCormick’s Creek Park Road, Spencer, 47460.