The 2018 edition of Art In The Park opens this Saturday in Blowing Rock.

Since 1962, Art In The Park has allowed some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.

Art in the Park’s high standards and professional jury attract artisans from all over the Southeast to exhibit in a series of six shows, May through October, and the quality of work exhibited draws thousands to the area each month.

Art In The Park takes place on Park Avenue from 10 am to 5 pm and there is free parking downtown on the street and in the parking decks on Wallingford St. and at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. There is also a free trolley available ever 20 minutes to and from parking at Tanger Outlets and Food Lion, all day.

Art in the Park is planned and administered by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, and you can learn more about it as well as the Concerts In The Park series, which begins this Sunday, by calling 828-295-7851 or go online to BlowingRock.com.