Sunday, July 15, 2012
Chadwick Curry of Americana Automotive Prints has art on display at Plymouth's Art in the Park.
Chadwick Curry of Plymouth says people often mistake his art for photographs. The photorealistic automotive prints he sells depict classic cars and can't easily be distinguished from actual photographs unless examined up-close. Curry, who owns Americana Auto Prints, will have his artwork on display today at his Main Street booth at Art in the Park in downtown Plymouth.
Barbershop harmony group performs on Main Street for audiences.
The Wayne-based chapter of the HarmonyTown Chorus entertained Art in the Park audiences this weekend in downtown Plymouth The group, which rehearses out of Kirk of Our Savior Church, 36660 Cherry Hill Road in Wayne, performed the barbershop classic "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." The group has a website, www.WeSingBarbershop.org. Those interested in joining the group can email HaveFun@WeSingBarbershop.com.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Bob Sturk has been at Art in the Park for 15 years, sharing his hobby with patrons.
Plymouth Artist Bob Sturk has been selling his decorative pens at Art in the Park for 15 years. The artist, who currently does his work as a hobby, hopes to focus on expanding his work when he retires from his day job as an engineer. Sturk's works can be seen today at his booth on Main Street between Ann Arbor Trail and Wing Street at Art in the Park.
Supporters of Bill Roberts for Congress appeared at Art in the Park this weekend, sporting signs depicting President Barack Obama as Adolf Hitler.
A group of LaRouche Democrats — a group purporting to be Democrats abiding by the principles of U.S. Labor Party leader Lyndon LaRouche — have appeared on downtown Plymouth sidewalks this weekend for Art in the Park, sporting signs depicting President Barack Obama as Adolf Hitler. The group, who supports LaRouche Democrat Bill Roberts (D-Redford) for former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's vacant seat in Michigan's 11th Congressional District, frequently demonstrates outside the U.S. Post Office building in downtown Plymouth, displaying the same Obama-as-Hitler signage. The group is not affiliated with Plymouth's Art in the Park. Because the city's sidewalks are public property, the group's demonstrations are constitutionally protected. The …
Johnsonville's Big Taste Grill makes appearance at Plymouth's Kellogg Park.
There's some serious grilling going on at Kellogg Park this weekend. Johnsonville's Big Taste Grill, the world's largest traveling grill, is parked along Penniman Avenue in Plymouth for Art in the Park. The 65-foot-long grill, which is towed by a semi truck, is capable of cooking 2,500 brats per hour, according to Ry the Grill Guy, who is giving tours of the grill throughout Art in the Park weekend. Art in the Park opened Friday and runs today and Sunday in downtown Plymouth.
Video: Clarkston designers offer clothing, accessories made from recycled goods at Plymouth's Art in the Park.
Clarkston-based Juja & Stone is enjoying its first year as an official business with its second tour this year through downtown Plymouth. The trio of designers — Stina Yurgil, Tami Strzelecki and Katie Kirn — appeared earlier this year at Plymouth's Green Street Fair, and this year have a booth along Main Street at Art in the Park, Juja & Stone's first appearance at the annual art festival. Juja & Stone is offering a deal this weekend for Patch readers: Mention Patch at the booth and earn 10 percent off a purchase, Strzelecki said. Juja & Stone is active online and with social media. The company can be found on Facebook under juja.and.stone, and on Instagram and Pinterest under "Juja_Baby." The company's website is www.jujaandstone.com.
Jeremy Christianson of Michigan Landscape Design Services returns for another year at Plymouth's Art in the Park.
Both a resident and business owner in Plymouth, Jeremy Christianson of Michigan Landscape Design Services feels right at home with his display at Art in the Park. Part of that comfort could be the fact that Christianson's exhibit looks and feels like a home. Christianson's business opened in downtown Plymouth in 2004, he said. For Art in the Park this year, Christianson's company erected a garden on Main Street in a five-hour period, complete with heavy-duty paving blocks and professional masonry work.
Downtown Plymouth's largest annual event is on display. Check out photos of Friday's festivities.
Plymouth's Art in the Park is under way. Running Friday, Saturday and Sunday in downtown Plymouth, Art in the Park is expected to draw about 300,000 people, according to festival organizers. Be sure to post your Art in the Park photos in our community gallery. Stay tuned to Patch for more photos — and video — of Friday's festivities, families and vendors.
Friday, July 13, 2012
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Share your photos from this weekend's event on Plymouth-Canton Patch!
Plymouth's largest annual event, Art in the Park, gets under way today. Patch will be at and around Kellogg Park taking photos, but we want to see things from your perspective, too! Submit your photos here on Plymouth-Canton Patch! Whether it's a goofy face-painting or a snapshot with "living statue" George Hewitt, we want to see it!