56th Annual Art in the Park 

Need a place to take your out-of-town aunt--the sassy one with the auburn dye job and bedazzled bifocals who used to slip you wine coolers when you were underage at family barbecues? Or somewhere to check out the latest ergonomically designed Swedish baby strollers without having to deal with pushy salespeople at high-end mommy-to-be boutiques? Then head on down to the 56th annual Art in the Park, which runs from Friday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 12.

Art in the Park brings together around 260 painters, jewelry makers, metalworkers, photographers, clothing creators, pottery sculptors and gourd artists from across the Northwest in Julia Davis Park at the end of summer every year. The event has become an annual madhouse tradition, drawing in thousands from across the Treasure Valley and Sun Valley.

Be sure to stop by Jazz in the Garden on Saturday, Sept. 11, which includes the ArtsWest Jazz Quartet from 6-7 p.m. and the Boise Philharmonic Quintet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Boise Art Museum Sculpture Garden. For more information on goings on at Art in the Park, including info on the crafty children's art tent, flip to the guide inserted in this week's Boise Weekly.

Your eclectic auntie will be so thrilled with her new teal teardrop earrings and watercolor Foothills painting that she scored at Art in the Park that she might just buy you a legal wine cooler.

Get information on parking, vendors, music and more.

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