Mark your calendars and prepare your senses for a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to enjoy the arts in Steelville this month. The 5th annual, family-friendly Art in the Park event, sponsored by the Steelville Arts Council, will take place on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Steelville Community Park. The park is located one mile ea
st of town on Highway 8. This event is free and features a wide variety of fun activities, entertainment, and vendors.There will be interactive art activities for all ages. The always-popular chalk art contest, the giant sandbox, and inflatables will again be featured as activities specifically designed for children. A new addition to the fun activities will be Knockerball, or “bubble soccer.” Players (both adults and kids) get inside a giant inflatable ball and play the game.
Musical entertainment includes Trilogy, Levan & Laura, Polar Eclipse and the St. James Jazz Band. Circus Kaput will also be back with their unique form of entertainment.
This year the 8th District, 2018 Congressional Art Competition will also be a featured event at Art in the Park. Students from the counties of Phelps, Crawford, Dent, Wright, Texas and Shannon have been invited to participate and the judging will take place on this day.
Arts and crafts vendors at the event always have awesome, unique items for sale. Food vendors will again provide delicious items for the festivities.