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Summertime Arts & Crafts Festival is May 17 at Antioch Park
POSTED: 04/24/2008
Arts and crafts of all types will be on display when the Johnson County Park and Recreation District conducts its twenty-third annual arts and crafts festival, The Summertime Arts & Craft Festival.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17 in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road. Invited are artists of original works including drawing, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, woodcarving, jewelry, pottery, and folk arts.

This will be the eleventh year the arts and crafts festival is held in conjunction with Merriam's Turkey Creek Festival, also in Antioch Park on May 17. Other Festival activities will include: a pancake feed from 7 to 11 a.m., the "One Hill of a Run," a parade at 11 a.m., free concerts, a petting zoo, pedal boat rides, hands-on arts and crafts for kids, and giant air structures and inflatables.

Booth space for the arts and crafts show is still available. For more information, contact Fine Arts Coordinator Marsha Norman at (913) 631-7050 ext. 443. For information on other Festival events, go to or call Merriam Parks and Recreation at (913) 322-5550.

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