GREEN, OH – The City of Green and the Green Arts Council come together this summer to host the 18th annual art-A-palooza, a fine arts festival, at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road on Saturday, August 20 from 10 am to 5 pm. This annual event features over 60 regional artists, local food vendors, live music, and children’s activities. Admission and parking are free.
Art-A-Palooza is located around the Boettler Park pond with parking available in the main parking lot. Handicap parking is available and golf cart shuttle service is available from all parking areas.
Live Music & Children’s Activities
A Children’s Activity tent, provided by KinderCare, will offer crafts for children. The activity tent will be open from 12 pm to 3 pm. Also, a balloon artist and giant coloring mural will be there for all to enjoy! In addition to kids’ activities, there will be live entertainment performing from 11 am to 3 pm including, flutist Don Fulmer; folk music from Dennis Kempthorne; and guitarist Dale Galgozy.
A variety of lunch and snack items will be available including Cheezylicious food truck, John’s Gyro King, LaDow’s Concessions, Lavern’s Kettle Korn, LeMacaron French Pastries, OG Street Eatz, and more!
In the Green Arts Council tent, the organization will be conducting a raffle of more than 60 donated art pieces from the various exhibitors to benefit its scholarship fund. Raffle tickets are one for $1, six for $5 and 15 for $10. The Green Arts Council provides scholarships to Green High School students pursuing continuing education in the field of art.
The City of Green’s Boettler Park, located at 5300 Massillon Road, is an 82-acre multipurpose park with two playgrounds including one inclusive play area for children of all abilities. The park features a one-mile walking track path, two tennis courts, four pickleball courts, a basketball court, 10 soccer fields, two lighted sand volleyball courts, a nine-hole disc golf course, two picnic pavilions and restrooms. The newly restored 1880s one-room historic Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse, located just past the tennis and pickleball courts, is managed by the Green Historical Society. During art-A-palooza, the historic schoolhouse will be open for tours.
Green Arts Council
The Green Arts Council formed in 2003 to promote participation in and appreciation of the arts in the City of Green. The group offers scholarships to Green graduates pursuing art in college and events such as art-A-palooza and Twisted Wilderfest.
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive, and promising city with more than 27, 475 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org.