March's Art in the Park will coincide with a neighboring event by Avow Hospice, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary and annual butterfly release in Cambier Park. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and include a live butterfly exhibit showcasing hundreds of butterflies, children's activities, and new this year, a concert featuring Johnny T., "the man of many voices" who performs nostalgic songs from classic artists like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
At noon, a community memorial service will be held and will include inspirational readings, music and the public reading of names of loved ones being honored. At the conclusion of the service, the exhibit tent will be opened to allow the butterflies to take flight.
To coincide with these functions and festivities, the Naples Art Association member artists will not only showcase their handmade, original art during this Saturday's Art in the Park, NAA's art instructors will lead make-and-take butterfly-themed art projects for children at the butterfly release from 10 a.m. to noon and on the front deck of the von Liebig Art Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist David Arrowsmith will give live art demonstrations throughout the day.
Plus! WGCU's Curious Kids will also be on site filming for an upcoming episode!
Saturday's Art in the Park activities are made possible due to the generous sponsors, WGCU Public Media, Happening A&E Magazine, Russell's Clambakes, Florida Weekly, and Costco Naples.
The Naples Art Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Founded in 1954 by local artists, its mission is to educate and promote visual arts in Southwest Florida. Through its programs, the Naples Art Association is dedicated to serving individual artists of all ages and skill levels along their creative journeys.
The NAA operates The von Liebig Art Center, located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples. It is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays in season. For more information, please call 239-262-6517 or visit http://naplesart.org.