Mountain Statesman | The final of the Art in the Park event will take place this weekend

TAYLOR COUNTY – Not only does art allow for self-expression, but it’s also an outlet to relieve stress, calm and center the artist, and allow them to tap into their creative side. Apart from that, art can also be a lot of fun!

To help young people get more creative this summer, the Taylor County Arts Council (TCCA) has started offering a special arts series called Art in the Park.

The traveling art series included stops at various local community parks and gathering spots, allowing participants to change scenery and draw inspiration.

However, as cooler weather begins to set in, the TCCA will wrap up this summer streak and hold its final Art in the Park event this Saturday, September 17.

Join members as they welcome kids to the Thornton Community Building, where they’ll get crafty and creative with water bottles.

During this special event, kids will work to make a spooky or cute friend, just in time for fall and the Halloween holiday.

“It’s time to put on your spooky gear and get ready for the Halloween season,” exclaimed organizers.

Although the opportunity is open to all young people, Art in the Park organizers require that a parent or guardian stay with children under five for the duration of the craft.

The TCCA will offer this Art in the Park meeting free of charge to participants.

“Come create a fun and spooky Halloween decoration with us,” urged a TCCA member. “The course will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and again, access is free.”

For more information or to register for the final leg of Art in the Park, please call the TCAC at 304-265-5500. Please leave a message if there is no response.

Joseph K. Bennett