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Annual Father's Day 'Art in the Park' Festival in Lanesboro, Minn. Celebrates 30th Anniversary on Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thu, May 27th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

This year marks the 30th Annual Art in the Park, set for Father's Day, Sunday, June 20 in beautiful Sylvan Park in Lanesboro, Minnesota, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Lanesboro Arts Center, features fine art and craft, live music and entertainment, delicious food, and kids' and family activities.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, 'Art in the Park' promises a special celebration with fun and festivities! It will feature 80+ art and craft booths as well as delicious locally prepared food and beverages provided by local organizations. Lanesboro is famous for its hospitality and Sylvan Park provides an idyllic setting for the event with shade trees, scenic bluffs, and ponds.

'Art in the Park' features just that - Art! The quality, variety and value of the art is remarkable and always attracts a large regional following. Exhibitors come to Lanesboro from a 5-state region, and this year the festival will include art and craft by more than thirty new exhibitors.

Music / Entertainment: New to the festival this year will be the fabulous musicians of the Twin Cities Hot Club playing live Parisian Swing music-la pompe (acoustic jazz), gypsy bossanova, musette, bolero and swing. Visitors will also enjoy the spirited mirthful entertainment and English folk dancing of the Morris Dancers.

Food: Back by popular demand, the Lanesboro Arts Center will serve egg rolls, vegetarian curry with rice and condiments and salads of locally grown produce. Also available will be pulled pork sandwiches, brats, hot dogs, pickles, Spring Grove Rhub-berry soda, pop and other beverages, provided by local nonprofit organizations. The Arts Center's famous Pie booth will be serving a variety of homemade fruit pies--including rhubarb--as well as ice cream, coffee and other treats.

For Kids and Families: The popular petting ring of baby and domestic animals from area farms will delight children and adults. Children can also visit the Lanesboro Arts Center's "Make a Tie for Dad" booth-supplies and ties provided! Nearby is the playground right in the middle of Sylvan Park.

Visiting Lanesboro: Lanesboro, Minnesota has many downtown and rural businesses with lots to do and see - shops, locally-owned restaurants for all kinds of meals, lodging, Amish tours, trails for biking/hiking, and the Root River for tubing/canoeing/kayaking/fishing. Visit for more information. 'Art in the Park' business sponsors will offer a special or discount on Sunday, June 20; sponsors include Cheryl's Fabric Garden at Tours & Treasures, Commonweal Theatre Company, Lanesboro Local, Olivia's Attic, Scenic Valley Winery, and Potiche Pottery & Gifts.

More Arts Center activities that weekend: An Artists Reception for all Art in the Park artists, craftspeople and friends will be held at the Lanesboro Arts Center on Saturday evening, June 19th at 6:00 p.m. (free to the public). Following that, at 7:30 p.m. also on Saturday, June 19, will be a concert by Laura MacKenzie with Gary Rue at the historic St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro. They will perform music of Ireland, Scotland, England, France and northern Spain on a dazzling array of wind instruments and voice. Tickets $10 / $8 members & Mayo Clinic employees, available in advance from Lanesboro Arts Center 507-467-2446 or at the door one hour prior to concert.

Lanesboro Arts Center has been providing year-round arts programming for more than twenty-five years. Its mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. For more information contact 507-467-2446 /

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