SAM ODROWSKI The Standard
The main trail through Elgin Park in Uxbridge will be lined with all different types of artists working on their pieces and live entertainers giving performances.
The trail will be filled with a variety of sculptors, fine artists, singer/songwriters, jewelry makers, photographers, dancers, fiddlers, and a pipe band
The event is free to attend and part of Uxbridge’s celebration of the arts. Amy Peck, the event organizer, told the Standard the event is meant to showcase local talent, especially younger artists.
“We are trying to target the youth in the community as well as established and emerging artists of any age. But we are hoping to get lots of youth talent in there,” said Amy Peck, event organizer.
The art community in Uxbridge is full of talent and very diverse according to Amy. She is always amazed by the number of talented people living in and around Uxbridge.
“It’s such an artistically rich community and it always floors me when I go around to the studio tours and open mics, it’s so diverse. There are so many different kinds of artistic talent here and we want to try and highlight that in as many ways as we can,” Amy said.
She is happy so many local artists will have a chance to showcase their work and be appreciated for the hard work that they do.
“I think it will be a cool thing to see people doing their art or playing their tunes,” Amy said.
She is pleased the event is taking place in Elgin park because of the wildlife and nature that surrounds it.
“Elgin Park is such a beautiful place and a great place to come and spend a Saturday,” Amy said. “To just be in the park and take in that atmosphere as well is great. I am always taken back by the matured trees, and all of the greenery.”
She encourages everyone to come out to the event, adding that the event can be fun for the whole family.
“Families can come through and enjoy the trails as well as celebrate Uxbridge's art community,” Amy told the Standard.
She encourages attendees to bring a picnic lunch and make an afternoon out of it. The event runs from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23rd.
Any local artists or musicians who might be interested in setting up a space can email Amy at email@example.com. It is free to set up a space and great exposure to Uxbridge’s art community.
“I’d encourage local artists and musicians to get in touch because we’d love to have as many involved as we can,” Amy said.
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