Celebrating 33 years of art, cuisine, and entertainment, Plymouth Art in the Park returns on July 12, 13 and 14. Over 375 artists (80 being new exhibitors) from around the United States and throughout the world will be featuring thousands of original pieces of art â€” including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media, photography, and folk art. Children artists ranging in age from 7 to 17 will also have their art on display for purchase. From practical to surreal, witty to the extravagant, there is bound to be something for everyone.
The Plymouth Fall Festival grew out of a community family picnic, sponsored by the Plymouth Rotary Club. The idea for the picnic was suggested by Don Lightfoot, a member of the club's Youth Activities Committee. Don proposed that Rotary sponsor a chicken barbecue to raise funds to buy equipment for a playground at the end of Wing Street. About 500 people attended the event, held at the Playground on May 20, 1956.