News from the DNR Office of Communications

11th Annual Art in the Park Event to be Held at Deep Creek Lake State Park

Annapolis, Md. (June 23, 2010) — More than 40 artists will display and sell their work at the 11th Annual Art in the Park event that will take place at one of Western Maryland’s most magnificent settings – Deep Creek Lake State Park. The event will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 11.

“Art in the Park is an event for the entire family to enjoy,” said Fred Schaich, President of Western Garrett County State Park Volunteers, Inc. “Beautiful art work, hands-on activities, delicious food and great music will delight children and parents alike. We are proud to offer such programs that can bring family, fun and education together.”

All artwork on display will be available for purchase. Artistic and handmade pieces at the event include jewelry, photography, pottery, wood painted furniture, homemade chocolates, hand-woven baskets, children’s books and much more.

Food and a variety of hands-on activities can be enjoyed throughout the day. This year, Ronald McDonald will conduct magic shows and be available for pictures on Saturday, June 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors can also explore the Discovery Center, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during the summer.

Admission is $3 per person for Maryland residents and $4 per person for out-of-State visitors. Docking is available for those wishing to come by water.

For more information about this event and other programs offered at the Discovery Center and at Deep Creek Lake State Park, please call 301-387-7067 or visit

   June 23, 2010

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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