I love the Park Point Art Fair: it merges being outside with beautiful juried art in a way that is accessible to kids.
What makes it so kid-friendly?
First, the artist demonstrations, such as glass blowing and painting, are always interactive and fascinating. Daley especially enjoyed the wood turning demo by Nordic Woodenware. He was enthralled by not only the lathe, but the smell and feel of the damp wood shavings (he even brought a bag of the shreds home). He also had fun throwing a few shots on a loom with the Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild.
Second, there are hands-on creative opportunities such as make-and-take driftwood art and flower crowns. A kind volunteer, Maria, helped Daley make his own colorful flower crown, which he wore with pleasure the rest of the day.
Unquestionably, the highlight was when the De Elliot Bros. Jug Band invited Daley to play a washboard during their gig. If that wasn’t fun enough, halfway through this video, you’ll see him exercise his budding musical talent with a foot horn.
I recently learned that the event, which is held at the end of June every year, is volunteer-led by the Park Point Community Club and the proceeds are used to fund community projects.
What could be more fun than supporting artists, the community, and children’s creativity?
Which is indeed available through on-site food vendors.
The Park Point Art Fair really has it all.
Have you been to the Park Point Art Fair? What did you enjoy? Share your experiences in the comment box below. Thanks!