Six good reasons to put Art in the Park on your calendar

What’s fall without Oktoberfest bratwurst?
Photo: Laura Davis

Art in the Park comes around this time every year, and if you’ve made it to the annual outdoor art festival that brings over 300 artist booths and more than 25 different food vendors to Boulder City in the past you may have skipped spending the gas money driving all that way for the festival last weekend. Here are a few reasons to mark your calendar and make the effort next season:

-If you’ve read any of the How to Become a Millionaire self-help books, then you know the only way to get rich is to invest. Art in the Park offers the perfect opportunity to buy a painting to horde away in the attic for a few years in hopes that the artist may one day make it big, at which point you can turn around and double your money by selling it on Ebay. Sentimental value be damned!

Art in the Park in Boulder City.

Art in the Park in Boulder City.

-Kettle korn, candy-coated almonds, fresh corn on the cob and Oktoberfest bratwurst.

-If the smell of the food doesn’t get you salivating on spot, the beverages might. Along with the park favorite “Texas Twister,” which combines lemon, lime and orange juice freshly squeezed into Texas sweet water, there are plenty of adult drink offerings to tame your patience when the hundredth kid slams into your leg on a funnel-cake-induced-sugar-high.

-You can fulfill the dream of owning your very own I Love Lucy apron…at five different stands.

Don't step on St. Peter!

Don't step on St. Peter!

-Where else in town can you walk over the face of biblical characters like St. Peter? Even if they are drawn in sidewalk chalk, it still leaves you feeling a little creepy.

-With all the different scented soaps available at the Handmade Glycerine Soap stand, you can easily finish your Christmas shopping early. Everyone wants a merlot-scented bar in their stocking.


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