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Thursday, 16 July 2015 16:39

Art in the Park

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Art in the Park, sponsored by WEXT 97.7 and The Laffer Gallery, takes place Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Congress Park. The event is free and open to the public and features a fine art show, music, dance, food, activities for kids and more.

The fine art exhibit is curated and presented by Saratoga Arts. More than 40 artists will be on-hand, displaying, discussing and selling art in a wide variety of media, including drawings, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures, photographs, and print-making. “Best in Show” and “Honorable Mentions” awards will be presented at 12 p.m.


Saratoga Arts collaborated with the GLOBE School for “The Art Zone” community arts project, open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Individuals and families can contribute to the creation of a Chinese dragon throughout the day using color wheels and calligraphy. Children are then invited to join the dragon as it parades past the exhibits at the end of the day. There will be also an Art in the Park scavenger hunt for children of all ages.


Schedule of Performances:


Nacre Dance Company


11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Nacre Dance Company will be performing excerpts from some of Isadora Duncan’s most famous dances on the grass in the park as part of their upcoming show “Isadora Duncan – Revolutionary.” Each performance is 20 minutes long.

Erin Powers


1 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Erin Powers will show off her acoustic, contemporary folk sound. Having played at many local cafes, coffee houses and open mics in the Capital District, Powers has been compared to Natalie Merchant and Sarah McLachlan.


Dan Johnson


2 p.m.

A songwriter from northern Vermont, Johnson has spent years playing and promoting shows at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany. With his band, The Expert Sidemen, he has released two original albums. This performance will bring together the sounds of jazz, bluegrass, honky-tonk and alternative country.

Michael Jerling


3 p.m.

Born in Illinois but now a resident of Saratoga Springs, songwriter Michael Jerling will share his baritone voice along with his skills on six and twelve string guitars, harmonica and mandolin. 


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