Veterans Park hosts Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park returns to Newton Falls Saturday with activities for children and adults.

Chairwoman Christine Newman said, “It’s expanded every year. This year we’ll have other things besides art, like a yoga station and a health food station. There will be more unusual things to entertain.”

About 20 different artists will display and sell their work in Veterans Park on West Broad Street.

“We tried to select artists from different mediums so we don’t have a lot of jewelers or any one thing,” Newman said.

Along with painters, jewelry makers and traditional artists, the show will include duct tape art, metal sculptures / wind chimes and edible art.

Children, with guidance from professional artists, will be able to paint on tiles and parasols that they can take home.

Reproductions of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and other famous works will be cut into squares and passed out to children, who will be able to color / paint their square and have it reassembled with everyone else’s work.

“Last year we had at least 50 kids doing it, and I expect we’ll have more this year,” Newman said.

Local special effects artist Daniel Click will display his makeup skills, creating a character on site. Live music will be provided by Joe Fritz.

A Chinese auction will feature pieces donated by the participating artists and other goods.

Arts in the Park runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.