Summerfest at Trumbull Art Gallery wraps on Friday with a parade around Courthouse Square in downtown Warren.
While past years drew inspiration from famous artists, this year's Summerfest theme was Native Americans and their culture.
Summerfest director Jacki Mountan said, ''We thought we had a lot of opportunities to get ideas for different workshops (with that theme) and also we wanted to honor their culture.''
For the last two weeks, children have been creating drums, headdresses, totem poles, rain sticks and other props and costumes in workshops to use in the Summerfest parade, and instructors provided some education on how the items related to Native American culture in the classes. More than 100 children participated in the workshops at TAG, Mountan said, and a comparable number took part in classes offered at outreach locations in the community.
Those children and others are invited to participate in Friday's parade. Participants are asked to gather at Trumbull Art Gallery, 196-198 E. Market St., by 11:15 a.m. The parade will step off at 11:30 a.m and end on the Courthouse lawn in front of the gazebo.
Following the parade will be Chalk on the Walk, one of the most popular events presented by the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County as part of the Noon in the Park schedule. Free chalk will be available to young artists and adults to create masterpieces using the sidewalks winding around and through Courthouse Square as their canvas.
The big band sounds of The Top Notes also will be featured in the park following the parade, and Noon in the Park vendors will have lunch items available.
TAG also will have games, face painting and martial arts demonstrations for children in the park.
For more information, call TAG at 330-395-4876.