I am so excited to be involved in the second annual Argyle Art in the Park event this year! This is a perfect example of a community coming together to stage an incredible day in London's 2nd largest greenspace, Kiwanis Park. The festival is the brainchild of Nancy McSloy, a local resident who had a vision of her neighbourhood showing off their talents to the City. Community partners include the Argyle Community Association, Trinity United Church and the City of London, as well as a dedicated group of volunteers from the 'hood.
On August 24th, artists of all genres will come together to demonstrate their work. There will be painters, sculpters, weavers, textile artists, local authors, photographers, jewellers, everything you can imagine, all under one canopy of trees! The main stage will feature an all day concert with 11 incredible local musicians from rock, to blues, to pop, to jazz, and everything in between. Hurtin' Merv, Best Bud's, Rob Castrogiovanni, Dennis Pedersen, Georgia Straight Up, Charmain Bailey, Saveria D'Ippolito, Moe Chile, Swagger, UTurn & Robbie Antone have all signed on to entertain the crowd in a style only they can! There will be lots for the kids to do too ~ karate demonstrations, face painting and a fun art project.
This will be an amazing day for the whole family! Admission is free, although donations are welcome in order to sustain the festival for next year. This is definitely "grass roots" at it's best! You can follow all the updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/argyleartinthepark Hope to see you there!