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13th edition of ArtsPark celebrates local arts and culture
By Andrea Stokes –
On Saturday, May 28, the Hintonburg Arts Committee (a sub-committee of the Hintonburg Community Association) hosted its 13th annual celebration of local art, music, craft, and food at Parkdale Park. It was a beautiful, sunny day with a jam-packed schedule full of art and fun activities for everyone to enjoy.
Local resident Felix Chu had a blast as a first-time volunteer with ArtsPark.
Ottawa pastel and chalk artist, Francois Pelletier, wowed the crowds with his giant pastel reproduction of a Valasquez painting.
Barb Allen and her daughter, Maya, visit ArtsPark every year. These two Kitchissippi residents enjoy perusing and shopping at the craft vendors row, the music, the artists, and catching up with neighbours and friends.
Jay Rhoades is a Hintonburg artist who came out to exhibit and sell his artworks for the day. Jay has been a participating artist for several years and says he likes the opportunity to exhibit his work. “What could be better than hanging out all day listening to music, visiting with neighbours and friends, and meeting new people who respond to my art,” says Jay.