Art in the Park will take place in Flat Iron Park on Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th.
This is the 39th annual Art in the Park show, sponsored by the Geneva Lakes Arts Foundation. You can expect a fine arts show featuring more than 80 artists displaying work in a variety of media such as pottery, glass, fiber, jewelry, printmaking, metal, painting, photography, sculpture, and wood. There will also be a “just for kids” area under the gazebo. They will be able to make art using a variety of materials. There will also be an opportunity to bid on artwork donated by exhibiting artists at the silent auction tent. A shuttle will be running from Home Depot to downtown to make the experience a little less stressful and give people more time to enjoy the amazing work by the exhibiting artists.
A vintage vehicles show and ice cream social will take place in Linn Township on Sunday, August 11th, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In honor of its 175th anniversary, Linn Church is presenting this first-ever vintage vehicle show featuring all sorts of vintage cars, motorcycles, and farm equipment. The car show is free and is coupled with an ice cream social fundraiser where people can build their own sundae or root beer float and enjoy some pie. The church will also have its rummage sale shed open for shoppers to enjoy. Adjacent to the church’s events, the Town of Linn Fire Department will be having its 49th Annual Pig Roast Fundraiser. Stroll on over for fresh pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, refreshments, and activities for all ages.
The Ice Castle people are, apparently, coming back.
They want a better deal. That the ice castle they built on the beach in downtown Lake Geneva was the most successful endeavor they have ever had across the entire USA was left tattered and wilting when they met with city officials, trying to convince the city to give them bigger space away from the lake with more parking and easier access. If the city says anything but “no,” then it is acting out of ignorance or stupidity. The ice castle last winter was so successful precisely because it was built on the beach, right next to the water. It was successful because it was visible and accessible and right in the middle of everything. That helped the businesses located all over the downtown area to be more successful too. Allowing the ice castle to be constructed in Dunn Field or at Big Foot Park might, indeed, maximize those things the ice castle wants, but they will certainly, if allowed, diminish the wonderful effect the castle had for winter sales and revenues during that cold hard winter.
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