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Art in the Park

Thank you for making the 2015 Festival such a wonderful event!

2016 Info for Artists

History of Art in the Park

2016 Schedule:

July 29 and 30, 2016
Friday 9 am - 8 pm
Saturday 9 am - 7 pm

2016 will be our 66th Year!

The park will be brimming with artist booths where you can find beautiful one-of-a-kind creations for yourself or someone special. There will be home decor, clothing, jewelry, music, children specialties, pampered pet necessities, and unique gifts.

Did you know that the Art in the Park Show is the annual fundraiser for Allied Arts Association? The Allied Arts Gallery at 89 Lee Boulevard also hosts monthly art shows and an excellent gift gallery. The funds from the Art in the Park support the operation of the gallery and, most importantly, the ability of Allied Arts Association to give scholarships to art students.


Contact:  Director, Art in the Park Show



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History of Art in the Park

In 1947, a group of people started meeting to work and grow as artists and Allied Arts Association was born. The first Art in the Park, known as the Clothesline Show, was held at Richland’s Uptown Shopping Center in 1950. The first craft artisans displayed their work on clothes lines in the parking lot of the shopping center. Art in the Park has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The show, now held in beautiful Howard Amon Park on the Columbia River, has expanded from its original eight artists to more than 300 artisans and thousands of visitors. In 2008 the show's name was changed from the Sidewalk Show to Art in the Park to better reflect the beauty of the riverside park setting.

Located in beautiful Howard Amon Park on the Columbia River in Richland, Washington, we have a reputation of being well-organized and attracting top artists from as many as 46 states and Canada. Our very high national rating for several years was enhanced by being awarded one of the 200 best shows in the nation.

The show is traditionally scheduled for the Friday and Saturday of the same weekend as the Hydroplane Races, usually the last full weekend in July. It is held in Howard Amon Park, along the Columbia River, at the end of Lee Boulevard in Richland.

Art in the Park is the main fund raiser for Allied Arts Association. Proceeds are used for exhibits and other programs at Allied Arts, maintenance of the existing gallery and education wing, art scholarships, awards at juried exhibits at Allied Arts and the county fair, and special projects.

This event is a fundraiser for Allied Arts Association, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that believes a vibrant community deserves a rich variety of visual arts opportunities. From our home at the gallery we provide: appreciation for the arts, changing exhibits, and art education.