On Sunday, August 27, Mint Hill’s annual Sunday Afternoon in the Park will be held at Mint Hill Park on Wilgrove from 1:00 – 6:00 pm.
The event marks the twelfth annual arts festival, which is presented by the Town of Mint Hill in conjunction with the Arts and Science Council. “It was initially organized to provide artists in Mint Hill with an opportunity to show their work,” says Mayor Pro Tem Tina Ross, who notes the festival has existed before Mint Hill Arts secured a location in town. “It has grown, and over the years artists from outside the area as well as outside North Carolina have participated.”
This year’s event will featured over two dozen vendors displaying woodwork, soaps, pottery, glasswork, cards, photography, cartoons, jewelry, and leather and knit items. Food for sale will include funnel cakes and hot dogs.
Mint Hill is proud to be able to promote local artists through this annual festival. Mint Hill resident Annemarie Williams is excited to showcase her homemade soaps at the festival. Williams began experimenting with soap-making with her children one holiday season to create Christmas gifts for their teachers. What began as a hobby turned into a business for Williams, who now sells her unique soaps and other bathing products through Etsy as well as locally at Homestyles Gallery. Stop by her booth Sunday to see her Star Wars-themed soaps and new fall-themed bath bombs.
Sunday in the Park is a free, family friendly event. Ross urges festival goes to bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy music from the festival’s featured music act, the Ryan Brooks Duo, who will be performing from 2:00 – 3:30, under the shade of Wilgrove Park’s large oak trees.