I don’t know about you, but for me, weekends in the summer fill up fast! So that’s why I’m going to tell you about a great event taking place in Uxbridge in August NOW!

Mark your calendars as the 3rd weekend in August (August 15 & 16) is the annual Uxbridge & Lions District Club Art in the Park festival. The festival which is now in it’s 21st year is situated in Elgin Park in Uxbridge. Stroll through the beautifully wooded park and enjoy fabulous works of art with some of Ontario’s finest artists / artisans. There will be 90 artists at this event. Chat with them and watch as some of them showcase their talent. Enter the free draw with a chance to win a piece of art which will be chosen from the artists attending the show. Take the children to the Children’s play/art and performance area.

Admission & Parking
Admission and parking are free! Art in the Park is a fund raiser sponsored by the Uxbridge & District Lions Club. Donations at the gates are gratefully appreciated and will help the Lions in supporting many worthwhile community and district projects.

Silent Auction
On your arrival, browse the silent action. Many of the artists/artisans donate to the auction and all the money raised during this silent auction goes to Dog Guides. Last year through the generous donations from the artists, $2,059.00 was raised for Dog Guides. Browse, bid and who knows, you might be taking home a lovely piece of art and also helping Dog Guides supply a dog (vision, hearing or special skills) to someone in need.

So if you have no plans the 3rd weekend in August, then make plans to check out Art in the Park on August 15 & 16 at Elgin Park in Uxbridge and support a great event, talented artists and a wonderful charity!

About the Author

Wendy Chiavalon is the Editor-in-Chief of The Local Biz Magazine. She lives in Ajax with her family. She loves watching Pixar movies, salsa dancing, road trips and of course, baking and eating cakes (who wouldn’t)?! In her spare time, she doubles as a cake decorator, baking and decorating cakes and other goodies for special occasions. You can check out some of her work at www.wendyscakeshoppe.com and follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wendyscakeshoppe