Spring into Art to feature local artists, free workshops, children's activities

Spring into Art will give the community a chance to get in touch with its creative side.

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 5:35 p.m.

NAPPANEE – A free event being held next weekend will feature local artists, demonstrations and hands-on workshops in an effort to get the community in touch with its creative side.

Spring into Art 2014, which is being held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 28 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 29, will be held indoors, with over 40 artists attending

At the event, people will have the chance to peruse and purchase artists' work – booths will be set up showcasing watercolors, oil paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, fibers, enamel and more, a release from the Friends of the Nappanee Public Library said. There will also be food vendors and drinking areas at the event.

Thirty percent of each piece of art sold will benefit the Friends of the Nappanee Public Library and the Nappanee Public Library Foundation.

At the event's free workshops, adults and children can learn jewelry making, as well as painting and drawing techniques. A full lineup of the classes being held is on the Nappanee Public Library's website. No advanced reservations will be taken for the classes, so be sure to arrive early for a spot in the workshop of your choice.

On Saturday, Spring into Art will host a number of special activities for children. There will be a kids art sale area, where children ages 5 through 13 can buy pieces participating artists have priced especially for younger budgets. Free face painting will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and kids can get free balloon sculptures from 1 to 4 p.m.

Spring into Art is being held at Coppes Commons, located at 401 E. Market St. in Nappanee

To learn more about the artists whose work will be featured at the event, check out the Nappanee Public Library's website

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