HIGHLAND – The Highland Arts Council says it will celebrate world-class art in a hometown atmosphere with its 11th annual Art in the Park.

The two-day juried exhibit and sale of items created by more than 70 professional artists will be held Oct. 10-12 in Lindendale Park in Highland, 35 miles east of St. Louis.

The event welcomes artists in the following categories: clay, drawing/pastels, fabric and fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, mixed media, oils/acrylics, photography, sculpture, watercolor, and wood. The Council presents a cash award for first place in each of the 12 categories, as well as four special awards presenting winners with more than $10,000 in juried prize money.

Artists must offer original work, displayed on screens, panels or easels. Artists are required to be present with their work during all festival hours, including the Friday night reception. All exhibition requirements, additional information and a downloadable application form are available on the Highland Arts Council website (http://www.HighlandArtsCouncil.org). Submissions for application and materials are currently being accepted.

Art in the Park is free and open to the public. Artwork will be exhibited and offered for sale in outdoor booths from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 and on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The weekend long event also hosts live entertainment, including music, delicious food, KidsKreations area, Art Gallery...Just for Kids and a Dueling Desserts competition.

About the Highland Arts Council

The Highland Arts Council actively promotes the arts in the community of Highland through a variety of activities and projects. The Highland Arts Council provides a showcase for local artists and an educational opportunity for many members of the community to experience the arts. It enriches people's lives though the appreciation of the arts and providing educational opportunities involved with the arts. The Highland Arts Council is always looking for new and exciting ways to promote all areas of the arts as well as providing budding artists and performers, both young and old, with new and creative ways to showcase their talents.