Annual event features talents of Orange

Published 9:05 am Saturday, April 1, 2017

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


An annual Spring tradition returns with the 15th Annual Art in the Park hosted by the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

Art in the Park will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Stark Park in Orange.

“We have over 120 vendors for this year’s event,” CVB Coordinator for The City of Orange Brandy Judice said. “We have also expanded in front of the City Hall this year.”

There will be no charge to attend this family friendly event.

“This is a well attended event,” City of Orange Director of Economic Development Jay Trahan said. “The High School Fishing Tournament is the same weekend.”

Approximately 70 local students will participate in the tournament. This marks the first time the SETX High School Fishing Tournament will be held in Orange.

With over 120 artists and crafters from Southeast Texas, Southwest Louisiana, and surrounding areas, Art in the Park helps showcase the variety Orange has to offer.

Among the vendors will be Friends of the Orange Depot and Orange County Christian Writers Guild as well as several local artists.

Friends of the Orange Depot will have a booth at the event to sell t-shirts, bricks and naming opportunities for the Orange Train Depot museum.

Orange County Christian Writers Guild will showcase books authored by guild members and offer an opportunity to speak with the writers.

Vendors will be on site serving a variety of food and drinks.

There will be a children’s activity area on site which will include a petting zoo and bounce houses.

Live entertainment by Curse and the Cure will take place from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Following Curse and the Cure, Jamie Talbert and the Band of Demons will take the stage from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Orange will provide a demonstration from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

No pets, dogs, or coolers will be allowed at Art in the Park.

Art in the Park is a yearly event presented by the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau. The event, which began in 2003 and is now in its 15th year, was originally created as a means to bring people into downtown Orange so they might experience all the city has to offer.

For additional information, please contact the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau at 883-1011 or 883-1010.