Arts in the Park, Saturday & Sunday

Press release:

The Carillon Civic Association announces its’ 37th annual “Arts in the Park”

A celebration of creativity featuring over 450 art and craft exhibitors from across the country

April 26, 2012 (Richmond, Va.) — Artists from around the United States will gather in Byrd Park to display everything from fine art paintings to jewelry and weavings at The Carillon Civic Association’s 37th annual Arts in the Park exhibition and sale on Saturday May 5th from 11:00am to 6:00pm, and Sunday May 6th from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Arts in the Park is a nationally-rated, juried art show featuring more than 450 art and craft exhibitors from across the country. Free and open to the public, Arts in the Park offers the opportunity to see and purchase fine and original work produced by top-quality artists and crafts people from Virginia and throughout the United States.
“Arts in the Park is one of the best, largest and most well-attended art shows on the East Coast” says director, Pat Lovelace. “It is an event people around the entire state of Virginia look forward to each year.”
This Art & Craft exhibit has been a celebration of creativity for more than thirty years and was voted “Best Place in Richmond to buy Artwork” by Richmond Magazine . Taking place on the Mall in the shaded groves of Byrd Park surrounding the Carillon, Arts in the Park offers unique Paintings, Crafts, Woodwork, Glass, Fiber, Ceramics, and Jewelry just to name some of the craft media represented here.

Arts in the Park has FREE Parking and FREE Shuttles available at the University of Richmond Stadium parking lot. There is also handicap parking available at the park. Arts and the Park takes place rain or shine! For more information, please visit
No pets please.

About the Carillon Civic Association

Arts in the Park is sponsored by the Carillon Civic Association, a neighborhood group dedicated to the beautification of the surrounding area including Byrd Park. The members act as volunteers to put on this event, and the proceeds benefit numerous resources in the Richmond Area. The show is run strictly by neighborhood volunteers. In the past, proceeds were used to completely redesign and rebuild the Tot Lot Playground at the Carillon for all Richmonders to use and enjoy. The CCA also makes donations to various other organizations in the Richmond area as well, such as the Children’s Festival, SPARC, the Hand Workshop and the Richmond Symphony just to name a few.


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