Archive for Friday, May 10, 1991


May 10, 1991


Although the Art in the Park festival was postponed until this Sunday because of the threat of rain last weekend, organizers say the schedule change shouldn't affect the size of the event.

"I haven't had very many people cancel, and we actually had some new people add on," said Joni Gittins, co-chair of the 30th annual Art in the Park.

The festival, which will run from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at South Park, will feature about 60 display booths, concessions and music provided by four local bands. This year artists from outside Douglas County were invited to participate.

Should it rain on Sunday, Gittins said the event will be postponed again until the following weekend.

"If it's cloudy, we'll probably go for it," Gittins said of this weekend's plans. "But if it's raining, it just can't happen because too many things would get ruined."

The event is sponsored by the Lawrence Arts Guild, the Mental Health Association of Douglas County and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center Inc.

Art in the Park isn't the only thing happening in South Park on Sunday. The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department also will put on the Come 'N Get It Canine Frisbee Championship Contest. The event, which also was rescheduled because of weather, will start at 2 p.m.

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