White Pigeon’s “Art in the Park” is set for Saturday (August 28th) in Wade Park.
The event – presented by the White Pigeon Downtown Revitalization Association – will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Shireen Cline, founder of the Association and organizer of the art event, said she has lined up 25 fine artists from St. Joseph, Kalamazoo and Branch counties, the Lake Michigan area, Indiana, and “one lady from Chicago.”
The event will also feature live music by Mark Duval, a folk singer from Kalamazoo, and Venetia Sekema, a blues singer from Three Oaks. Duval will perform from noon to 2 and Sekema will entertain from 3 to 5. (Shireen_Cline_audio clip – :30)
There is no admission charge. Cline said, “We just ask that you support our artists. This is an opportunity to buy something original for that someone special.”
When asked about the purpose of “Art in the Park,” Cline said, “I just want to bring people to White Pigeon to let people see that we have a great place to live in White Pigeon.” She said, “We do have some empty buildings that people need to invest in” and indicated that the event is a way to try to get people to White Pigeon to see what the community has to offer and to realize that “White Pigeon does have a downtown.”
Cline said that local restaurants are partners in sponsoring “Art in the Park.” She said menus will be available at the event and indicated that three of the restaurants will be delivering to the park.
In extending an invitation for people to attend “Art in the Park,” Cline said, “Everything is going to be original art, original music and it’s free so come on down, look at all the art and listen to some great music.”
Wade Park is located on U.S. 12 – next to the Shell station.
To learn more about White Pigeon’s “Art in the Park,” click on the following link to hear an interview with Shireen Cline, recorded by Bruce Snook of the River Country Journal: Shireen_Cline_interview (6:15 – 5.73 MB).