July 4th Tradition Continues With Arts in the Park

The Fourth of July tradition of Arts in the Park will continue today in 2014 at Bruce Park in New Martinsville.

The festivities will last from 1-5 p.m. under the sponsorship of the New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, the Monroe Arts Council and ArtsLink.

Carman Harman, playing Uncle Sam, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Arts and crafts demonstrations, along with exhibits by artists and craftsmen from Wetzel and Tyler counties in West Virginia and Monroe County, Ohio, will be featured.

Uncle Eddie and Robin will perform throughout the afternoon. Games for children will be coordinated through the New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, which also will provide free soft drinks and frozen treats. Additionally, other food items will be offered for sale.

Balloon artist Miranda Rogers of BalloonOvations will thrill young and old alike with her free, twisted balloon creations.

Danny the Bubbles Guy will stroll throughout the park flaunting his whimsical floating bubbles.

All activities throughout the day are free.

ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs can call ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 to request assistance. The festival is supported in part by the Ohio River Border Initiative, a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

For further information, call Barbara Vincent at 304-652-2939.