Havre de Grace Art Show Celebrates 60 Years Of Arts In Harford County


The main event will occur on Saturday, September 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Tydings and Concord Point Parks by the waterfront. (Photo Credit: Pat Venturino/ The Havre de Grace Arts Show)

HAVRE DE GRACE - The Havre de Grace Art Show, Harford County's oldest recurring public event, will mark its 60th anniversary with a special celebration this year.

The festivities will begin with an opening reception on Friday, September 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the STAR Centre at 700 Congress Ave. Attendees are encouraged to wear 1960s attire to celebrate the milestone.

The reception will offer more than just a trip down memory lane. In addition to historical displays of the Havre de Grace Art Show, a silent auction will feature artwork and goods from local businesses and artists. MacGregor's Restaurant will provide light refreshments, and a cash bar will be available.

The main event will occur on Saturday, September 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Tydings and Concord Point Parks by the waterfront. The free-to-attend show will present a variety of juried art exhibits, including original works ranging from paintings and sculptures to ceramics, jewelry, and more.

Hundreds of local artworks will be available for viewing and purchase at the show. [Pictured: A water color painting by Diane Gibson of Bel Air] (Image Credit: Diane Gibson/ The Havre de Grace Arts Show)

Families attending the event can also enjoy a range of entertainment offerings at both parks. The lineup will kick off at 10 a.m. with a performance by Turtle Tribe Three in Tydings Park, followed by Middle of No Where at 1 p.m. Over at Concord Point Park, the Maryland Bay Skippers Jump Rope Club will perform at 10:30 a.m., Alton Street will take the stage at 12:30 p.m., and the Lutherville Rock School student bands will perform from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For children, a dedicated Kids' Zone in Tydings Park will offer art activities, puppet shows, and storytelling sessions with author Lindsey Pope.

Free parking and trolley service from Pennington Avenue and Juniata Street to the event location will be available for attendees. The event is organized by ArtUnion and supported by various community sponsors, including the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse. All proceeds will benefit the historic Concord Point Lighthouse and other community arts projects.

For more information on the event and to stay updated, visit the Havre de Grace Art Show's official website and social media pages.

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