Engaging the Community at the Loring Park Art Festival

The annual Loring Park Art Festival draws thousands of visitors to Westminster’s neighborhood each July and offers the church an opportunity to bring what typically happens inside our walls, outside to the community. For the third year in a row, Westminster will sponsor a booth at the festival.

Mark your calendars for the two-day event on Saturday, July 29, from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday, July 30, from 10am to 5pm. Westminster’s booth will feature music, art, and story time for kids. Former Artist-in-Residence Joe Davis will perform at Westminster’s booth each day at noon, followed at 1pm by a piano and cello duet by Assistant Director of Music Kenneth Vigne and Organist and Ensemble Director Joe Trucano. At 2pm each day, Westminster will offer bluegrass music from our bluegrass worship musicians. Former Artist-in-Residence Kat Parent will lead a community art project and we are also arranging activities for kids with the assistance of Families, Youth, and Children.

In addition to music, art, and kids activities, Westminster members help to staff an information table, answering questions about the church and inviting people to visit. Last year we gave away blessing stones painted by Westminster member Susan Dray and stickers featuring photos of Westminster taken by member Tom Northenscold.

If you plan to attend the art festival, stop by Westminster’s booth to say, “Hello!” The booth will be next to the Loring Park Arts Center building and near the festival’s Information booth.

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