The Chaffee Center for the Visual Arts hosted their 45th annual Art in the Park Fine Art and Craft Festival this past weekend. Estimated attendance at the show was 7,000.
The festival featured fine artists and craftspersons, musical entertainment, food, and special art and craft events for children. Both shows were held in Main Street Park in Rutland. The shows draw people from Central Vermont plus the thousands of tourists who travel Routes 4 & 7.
Art in the Park was voted one of Vermont's Top Ten Events in 2001 by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and named one of the 2002 Sunshine Artist 200 Best. The event was selected out of the hundreds of thousands of shows held throughout North America and was voted on by other exhibitors.