Art, puppets events planned at Wilson Park

The 10th annual Art in the Park event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Wilson Park in Fayetteville.

Area artists will display work on the northeast side of the park. Drawings and paintings will be available for browsing or purchasing. Kids can enjoy a planned children’s art activity tent.

Also set for Saturday is the annual Puppets in the Park festival, that includes puppetry, folk music, art and crafts on the southwest side of the park.

Free hot dogs will be served to the first 100 attendees, beginning at 11 a.m. on the west side of the Wilson Park Rockhouse, and food vendors will be on site near the Wilson Playground throughout the day.

Saturday’s events are sponsored by the City of Fayetteville, the Artists of Northwest Arkansas, and the Art Experience, Inc.

In the event of rain, Puppets in the Park will move to Washington Elementary School, but the art displays will be rescheduled from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at Wilson Park.

Puppets in the Park schedule

9-10:30 a.m. – Puppet story-making
10:45 a.m. – Performance of puppet stories made by children
12 p.m. – Live children’s music from Shaky Bugs
12:30 p.m. – “The Absolutely Fantastic Adventures of Mr. Fantastic” – Shishkaboom Puppet Theatre
1 p.m. – Sugar on the Floor – Playful Traditional Tunes with Joan Green, Mim Heinrich, Julie Minkel and Marya Mckeec
1:30 p.m. – A Puppet Medley – Bird in the Hand Puppet Theatre with Jo Ann Kaminsky and student puppeteers
2 p.m. – Old Time Music from Alison Williams
2:30 p.m. “A Very Special Day” – George Meyer and The Village Theatre
3 p.m. – Hooping and dancing with Maria De Fatima Pollard
3:30 p.m. – “Another Puppet Show” – Ricky Milwagon and Valley Productions
4 p.m. – “The Amazing Mysto’s Magic Show” – Peter Allen and Parasol Puppets
4:30 p.m. – Harmless T. Jesterson – Juggling
5 p.m. – “Boo-Pa-Looza” – Wolfe at the Door
5:30 p.m. – “Baobab Speaks” – Giant Puppet Pageant with Jo Ann Kaminsky, George Meyer, music directed by Ann Mesrobian and Angelo Yao