Art in the Park Oct. 10-11 in Highland, Illinois

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Highland Arts Council is set to host Art in the Park October 10-11 at Lindendale Park in Highland, Illinois.

Event Chairperson Lynnette Schuepbach joined us on KPLR 11 with more.

This is the 12th year Highland Arts Council has held the event. The sale of works by nearly 70 professional artists will be available.

It's also free and open to the public.

WHEN:  Saturday, October 10 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, October 11 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - ART IN THE PARK
WHERE:   Lindendale Park - Corner of Lindenthal Ave and Park Hill Dr., Highland, IL 62249                                                  WHO:   Artists, Highland Arts Council, and Dueling Desserts

ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS
• Artists will be holding demonstrations at their booths.
• Works of art created during the demonstrations will be donated to the City of Highland for the environment of the local community.
• The demonstration is partly funded by the Monsanto Rural Community Arts Program through the Arts & Education Council of St. Louis.

DUELING DESSERTS
• A food-as-art competition and demonstration featuring artful, edible desserts prepared by chefs and culinary professionals within the bi-state area will take place during the weekend.
• Attendees can vote for their favorite by dropping spare change in jars on Sunday.
• All proceeds are donated to a food pantry operated by Highland Area Christian Services Ministry.
• The chefs include: Martin Lopez, Jenny Cleveland, Pat Jacoby and Leslie Gillette

KIDS KREATION
• Kids can create their own art projects and start their own art collections with just a few dollars.
• The Art Gallery...Just for Kids allows any child up to the age of 18 to purchase artwork donated by exhibiting artists for $5.

ABOUT HIGHLAND ARTS COUNCIL
• The Highland Arts Council actively promotes the arts in the community of Highland through a variety of activities and projects.
• The Highland Arts Council provides a showcase for local artists and an educational opportunity for many members of the community to be exposed to the arts.
• The Highland Arts Council enriches people`s lives through the appreciation of the arts and providing educational opportunities involved with the arts.
• The Highland Arts Council is always looking for new and exciting ways to promote all areas of the arts as well as providing budding artists, both young and old, with new and creative ways to showcase their art.
• For more information about Highland Arts Council, visit highlandartscouncil.org or call 618-558-0054.

For more information about Highland Arts Council, visit highlandartscouncil.org or call 618-558-0054.