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Posted on: May 5, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Art in the Park at Old Towne this Sunday

Image of sample painting for May 11 Art in the Park

Art in the Park:
Old Towne Creek County Park serves as the perfect setting for painting a masterpiece in May

[WEST ASHLEY] – The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission invites the Lowcountry to Old Towne Creek County Park, and to let its beauty inspire a work of art this May!

Art in the Park will be held on Sunday, May 11 from 2 – 4 p.m. and from Thursday, May 22 from 6 - 8 p.m. Experts at Fear No Easel will help participants create their own masterpiece of art en plein air (“in the open air”) in the laid-back setting of Old Towne Creek County Park. All skill levels are invited to participate and follow step-by-step guidance on a painting.

Art in the Park is open for ages 12 and up. Space is limited and all participants should register in advance. Registration includes all painting supplies and a complimentary glass of wine (for participants ages 21 or older). Outside alcohol will not be allowed.

Because of their outdoor location, rain dates have been scheduled for both events. In case of inclement weather, the May 11 Art in the Park will be rescheduled for May 18 and the May 22 event will take place on May 29.

Currently, Old Towne Creek County Park is only open for special event purposes and private rentals, but along with several other property holdings throughout the Lowcountry, it will one day become a county park available for regular use. The park also hosts the popular Wine Down Wednesday series, also offering the public a peek at this property.

Old Towne Creek County Park, formerly Ashem Farm, was home to Charleston preservationist Emily Ravenel Farrrow and her St. Andrews Riding Academy. Located in West Ashley, the 67-acre estate is dotted with open fields mixed among groves of Live Oaks. The public is invited to come be inspired by the legacy of the Lowcountry’s nature and history with views from the park of South Carolina’s first English settlement at Charles Towne Landing, and winding Old Towne Creek.

Click the link below to learn more and to register for Art in the Park!

View the selected paintings and sign up here!
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