For the 11th year, Art in the Wilds will bring fine art to the wilds of Pennsylvania.
Located in Kane, about two hours from State College, the juried art show will bring together almost 40 artists on Saturday and Sunday.
“Visitors can expect an art experience that leaves an imprint on them,” Heather Glogau, Art in the Wilds committee member, said in an email.
The show features a variety of mediums, such as acrylics/oils, leather, wood, watercolors, glass, jewelry, drawing/pastels, clay/porcelain, fabric/fiber and photography, she said.
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The artists will even be on location to talk about their work and process, while some will do demonstrations throughout the weekend, Glogau said.
In the past few years, Glogau said, Art in the Wilds has attracted more than 6,000 visitors.
“While there could be a valid argument that the smells and tastes of the food vendors will pull you in with their kettle corn, crab cakes, homemade ice cream or other foodie delights,” she said, “it is definitely the assembling of such a large group of artists with such unique media that draw such a large crowd.”
The event is family friendly and a celebration of art, she said.
Art in the Wilds also hosts a Student Art Exhibit and Contest, which this year will feature 85 pieces from 46 “budding artists,” Glogau said.
On Sunday, she said, there will be a “special surprise ... but mum’s the word on that. You’ll have to be there to see it.”
The Art in the Wilds mission is to expand the role of the arts in rural communities, promote economic development and provide a platform for artists to display their work, according to a press release.
Admission and parking are free.
IF YOU GO
- What: Art in the Wilds
- When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
- Where: Evergreen Park, state Route 66 between Chestnut and Birch streets, Kane
- Info: 837-7167, www.artinthewilds.org