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Deep Creek Lake State Park Hosts 9th Annual Art In The Park July 12 & 13
SWANTON, MD — Deep Creek Lake State Park’s Discovery Center will host over 40 artists and their original artwork at the 9th Annual Art in the Park on July 12 and 13. The free event features Dixieland music, food and naturalist programs.
“Art in the Park is an event for the whole family to enjoy, “ said Fred Schaich, President of the Western Garrett County State Park Volunteers, Inc. (WGCSPVI). “Hands-on activities and delicious food will delight children and parents alike. The Maryland Park Service is proud to offer programs that can bring family, fun and education together.”
All artwork on display is available for purchase. The variety of artistic and handmade pieces at the event includes unique jewelry, photography, pottery, hand-woven baskets, furniture, rugs and handmade soaps.
Food and a variety of hands-on activities can be enjoyed throughout the day. In addition, visitors can also explore the interpretive and educational Discovery Center, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during the summer.
Art in the Park will occur rain or shine on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Docking is available for those wishing to come by water. For more information about this event and other programs offered at the Discovery Center, please call 301.387.7067 or visit www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/western/discovery.html.
June 30, 2008
Contact: Wiley Hall
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov