Art in the Park 2013

painting by Allen Johnson for Art in the Park (246 x 400)Art in the Park and the Jazz Fest will take place on Saturday, September 7 at Wilmer Park, a beautiful location on the Chester River in Chestertown. Art in the Park will be open from 10:30am – 4:30 pm. The art and craft show will offer works of some 50 artists, photographers, jewelry makers, potters, and other crafters.

The Jazz Festival will begin at 11:30am starting with the gospel music of the 100 Voice Choir and then moving into jazz and improvisation in the afternoon. “We have access to such great talent in this region”, said Jazz Festival Impresario and lifelong jazz promoter, Dr. Mel Rapelyea. “This year’s festival will have our own beloved Sue Matthews’ superb singing and we’re thrilled to have Cyrus Chestnut, one of the best jazz pianists in the world.” Other wonderful jazz performances will be given by the Logan Seith Quartet and saxophonist and singer, Marsha Heydt.

Throughout the day, Jazz Festival ticket-holders are welcome to move back and forth between the music tent and “Art in the Park.” There is no charge for Art in the Park; just lots of great art for sale by talented artists.