TWIN FALLS • Twin Falls City Park will transform this weekend into a one-stop destination for visual arts enthusiasts young and old.
The Art Guild of Magic Valley hosts its 54th annual Art in the Park on Saturday and Sunday.
The event will feature fine art and original crafts by regional artists.
Featured artists Bill and Sheryl West of Jerome will display their ceramics pieces.
An Art Guild committee selects featured artists “who have been doing the show for a number of years and are active in the arts community,” said Art Hoag, program director of the Art Guild of Magic Valley.
Art in the Park is one of the nonprofit organization’s efforts to bring more visual arts to downtown Twin Falls.
“We want to create a downtown presence for regional arts,” Hoag said.
While adults peruse artwork on Saturday, the Magic Valley Arts Council has visual and performing arts workshops planned for children from 9-11:30 a.m. during Kids Art in the Park.
Then, the Rotary Club of Twin Falls hosts its Ice Cream Funday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
During Art in the Park, about 20 artists will display their work. Paula and Jay Rath will perform live music.
A wide variety of pieces from the exhibitors will be on display, including paintings, pottery, fiber crafts, woodwork and photography.
Artists hail from around the Magic Valley, as well as Mountain Home, Boise and Oregon.
For young visual and performing arts enthusiasts ages 3-14, there’s a full lineup of workshops Saturday hosted by the Magic Valley Arts Council.
Parents: If you haven’t registered your children, it’s not too late. Show up at 8:30 a.m. to make sure your children are registered for classes that have openings.
Among the 20 or so workshops are “Zumba for Kids,” “Try a Band Instrument,” “Clay Creations” and “Wacky Watercolors.”
“There’s quite a variety of workshops this year,” said Carolyn White, program director for the Magic Valley Arts Council.
Workshops are broken down based on school grade level.
For children ages 3-5, there’s a “Happy Hands” preschool session with three different projects.
Once workshops end, a hot dog lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. for $3.
About 300 children typically participate in Kids Art in the Park each year.
The largest group of children registered this year is kindergartners through second graders, White said.
“It’s just a very memorable thing for the kids to participate in,” she said.