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Art programs encourage audience participation

Post Date:03/27/2017 9:24 PM

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Bolton, Public Information Officer       
Office:  623-882-7053
amy.bolton@goodyearaz.gov 


Art programs encourage audience participation

 

Goodyear Community Park hosts free, interactive ‘Art in the Park’ series

 

Interactive Art in the Park
Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road

Saturday, May 20                 8 – 10 a.m.                            Sand Castles in the Park
Saturday, June 17                 10 a.m. – noon                     Water Art in the Park

Goodyear, Ariz. (March 27, 2017) – Art in the Park, a new, monthly interactive program at Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road, aims to introduce various forms of art to all ages by encouraging hands-on participation in a fun way.

Sand Castles in the Park
First time sand sculptors and veteran sand artists are invited to work individually or in a group to build sand sculptures that wow visitors at the park.

Water Art in the Park
Before cooling off in the nearby splash pad, create a unique work of art using water. Participants can express themselves with a rainbow of color as they create tie-dyed artwork.

Parking and admission are free for both events. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. For more information on upcoming arts events, visit www.goodyearaz.gov/arts. To learn more about sports or activities for all ages, contact Goodyear Recreation at 623-882-7525, email gyrec@goodyearaz.gov or visit www.goodyearaz.gov/rec.

The Art in the Park series is made possible through a generous grant from Arizona Public Service (APS).

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About the Arts in Goodyear
The Art in the Park series is one of many ways that the city of Goodyear engages the community with opportunities to experience the arts. Adding to the sense of community, public art is on display throughout the city and work by local artists is often on display throughout the city’s public spaces. To enhance the quality of life, Goodyear hosts a series of special events to engage the public in the arts such as: Lakeside Music Fest; Chalk Art in the Park; Hot Coffee Art Lectures; the Library Lecture Series; and the Mayor’s Select Art Contest. With a commitment to furthering art education, the city also partners with the school districts to cultivate awareness and appreciation of the arts in local classrooms.

The Arts and Culture Commission was established in 2006 by the Goodyear City Council to create a distinct sense of place and cultural destination by integrating art into public spaces. Goodyear’s public art program promotes arts and cultural excellence in coordination with the private sector and other governmental agencies to increase awareness of the contributions of arts and culture to our economy and quality of life. The Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission provides leadership in developing a community identity through the arts that embraces, celebrates and unites all of our diverse histories, beliefs, cultures, and aspirations. 
Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission                               
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