Every year around this time, George Kozmon, director of the Cain Park Arts Festival, feels like the ringmaster of a very colorful circus. Its perpetual chaos, he says. We panic that it wont be as good as last year. Opening jitters aside, Kozmon says hes proud of the 14 seasons hes spent organizing the popular outing, which takes place this weekend. We really have a high standard of talent coming in.
The juried fest, now in its 30th year, features more than 150 artists, exhibiting and selling everything from paintings to sculptures to textiles. The judges look for the formal standards -- the individual expression, the traditional aspects of the work, says Kozmon. Were purists in that way. While visitors feast their eyes on all the artwork, area vendors dish up tasty eats and local bands bring the noise. Its a delight for the senses, says Kozmon.
Sat., July 14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.