Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, will host its second annual “Art in the Park” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the John Jacob Krehbiel Memorial Park adjacent to the gallery at 128 E. Sixth Street.
Coordinator Darlene Dick said that the special event will offer “great art at great prices” for both collectors and first-time art buyers.
“Art in the Park” also will feature individual artist booths, a book signing for authors Mary Ruth Hughes and Ann Spier, stone sculpting demonstrations by Beth Vannatta, art activities for children and music by Doug Everingham on guitar (11 a.m. to 12 p.m.), the Newton Ukulele Tunes Society (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) and Rebecca Schloneger on violin (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
Mojo’s and Salted Creamery will sell beverages, breakfast fare and ice cream onsite.
The nonprofit Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in the original two-story carriage factory and blacksmith shop founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The park adjacent to the gallery was the site of the Krehbiel homestead, and the park’s English fountain was donated by the Krehbiel Family. Works by Albert H. Krehbiel are included in the gallery’s art collection for sale, as well as the works of 50 local and regional artists. . The gallery facilities and adjacent park are available for rent for weddings and other special occasions
For more information about “Art in the Park” or the gallery, visit www.carriagefactoryartgallery.com or call 316-284-2749.