For The Record
NEWTON – Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, and Kauffman Museum, North Newton, will host “Art in the Park” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the John Jacob Krehbiel Memorial Park adjacent to the gallery at 128 E. Sixth Street.
Event coordinator Darlene Dick says that the special activity will feature “great art at great prices” to benefit the two organizations. Original paintings, folk art, antique and collectible prints plus special bargain items will be for sale.
“Art in the Park” will also feature painters and sculptors at work, music by the Newton Ukulele Tunes Society (NUTS) and art activities for children including face painting, balloon and bubble art, collage making and chalk drawing.
Prairie Harvest Market & Deli will sell lunch fare on site, plus snacks and beverages. Cinnamon rolls will be available in the morning.
The nonprofit Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in the original two-story carriage factory and blacksmith shop founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Works by Albert H. Krehbiel, son of J.J and Anna, are included in the gallery’s collection.
The park adjacent to the gallery was the site of the Krehbiel homestead. The park’s English fountain was donated by the Krehbiel Family. The gallery facilities and adjacent park are now available for rent for weddings and other special occasions.
For more information about “Art in the Park” or other activities at the gallery, visit www.carriagefactoryartgallery.com or call 316-284-2749.