Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 12-13—RUTLAND—The Chaffee Art Center presents its annual Art in the Park festival over the weekend of Aug. 12-13 in Rutland’s Main Street Park, at the corner of Route 7 (Main Street) and West Street. Festival hours are Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
For the past 10 years, Art in the Park has been voted Rutland Herald’s “Best of the Best” in the category of Best Arts Festival and is one of the Rutland area’s most enjoyable events.
This year’s event will feature a pig roast on Saturday with proceeds going to local non-profit organizations, including the Chaffee Art Center. Other food vendors and specialty foods will be available throughout the park. All patrons entering the event will have the chance to win $25 in “Chaffee Bucks” to spend at any vendor in the park. Live demonstrations from local artists, kids’ activities, face painting and live music can be enjoyed both days. Come see beautiful creations from over 60 vendors showcasing their work in jewelry, painting, photography, fiber arts, wood, stone and much more.
For more information, visit the Chaffee Art Center website at chaffeeartcenter.org or call 802-775-0356.
By Robin Alberti
Glassware is one of many types of art that can be found at the tents around the park during Chaffee’s bi-annual festival.