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Pottstown hosts first Arts in the Park

POTTSTOWN — Arts in the Park was held in Riverfront Park and featured artists of all types, including dancers, sculptors, carvers and musicians.

It was conceived and organized by Pottstown Community Arts and High Street Music.

The May 11 event featured two stage areas for live performances and demonstrations and a “street area” where the public could view artworks for sale and personally meet artists who created them.

One of those artists was Douglas Wilson, a sculptor who moved to Pottstown two years ago after retiring as a teacher in Willmer, Illinois. He specializes in unique ceramic figures and useful items, like teapots.

The owner of Phil’s Woods who carves walking sticks and canes “from all native trees and shrubs. I’ve been carving since I was a kid and then I was in the landscape business and I started collecting all sticks that I would prune and put them in a barrel and now I have an unlimited supply of cane and hiking sticks.”

Also on hand was the Pottstown Dance Theater whose members showcased everything from break dancing to ballet to square dancing.

Activities already scheduled include music, dance, and theatrical performances, visual arts workshops, as well as food vendors.

The following organizations participated: Pottstown Community Arts, The High Street Music Company, Pottstown Dance Theater, Art Fusion 19464, The Hill School Art Department, Red Royal Diamond Dancers, Denise of Hippie Girl Art Company, The Pottstown Regional Public Library, Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos, ARTEC.

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