Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park 2019

Bring a picnic, a blanket, and your neighbors and friends to one of Edwardsville’s most treasured summer events - 6 weeks of arts entertainment and activities in Edwardsville City Park - absolutely free!


Edwardsville Municipal Band

June 13 - August 29

FRIDAY NIGHTS - 8:00 p.m.

June 14 - Funky Butt Brass Band (Classic NOLA brass tunes with a funky twist)

June 21 - Little Dylan (Local blues prodigy)

June 28 - River Bend Bluegrass (Preserving the “High-Lonesome Sound”)

July 12 - Big Mike Aguirre & the Blue City Allstars (St. Louis Blues, Memphis Soul, NOLA Funk and     everything in between)

July 19– Silver Creek Bluegrass Band (Hometown bluegrass music)

July 26 - Miss Jubilee (Old timey Jump Blues, Swing & Hot Jazz)

SATURDAY MORNINGS - 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Class line up to be announced. Taught by local artists and art educators, Arts in the Park provides age-appropriate art experiences for children 5 – 10.

June 15 - Drawing: Create drawings & collage with depth. By observing the structures around the park, you will learn about perspective and other tools used to create the illusion of depth.

June 22 - Sculpture: Construct buildings big & small; from a collaborative city-scape to small wearable jewels.

June 29 - Ceramics: Texture slabs of clay and model relief sculptures to create tiles inspired by organic resources in the park.

July 13 - Printmaking: Transform a grab bag of textures into a rainbow of texture and color.

July 20 - Painting: Drip, drag and brush color along a train of canvas. Learn color-mixing and the vocabulary of line.

July 27 - Collaborate on giant weavings, hoops of color & sewn banners to create a lush environment.

SUNDAY SYMPHONIES- 7:00 P.m. - 8:00 P.m.

May 26th                                                                                                                                                                                                   June 30th                                                                                                                                                                                               July 28th                                                                                                                                                                                               August 25th                                                                                                                                                                                         September 29th*

 *(Starts at 1pm)


City Park
101 South Buchanan
Edwardsville, IL 62025


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