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'Art Affair on the Square' set for June 25

Thursday, June 16, 2011

ROCKVILLE -- "Art Affair on the Square," sponsored by the Covered Bridge Art Association, will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, June 25, on the historic Rockville Courthouse square in Parke County.

The first-time event will include such juried works as pottery, enamel, glass, jewelry, metal, wood, mixed media, oil, watercolor, photograph, printmaking, sculpture, textile, fiber and other skilled crafts.

The event will also include a children's art area. Some activities include handprint flag, painting small ceramic pieces, face painting from pre-school patterns, sidewalk chalk art, recycled jewelry, both bracelets and necklaces and handprint flowers.

Musicians from a wide variety of musical backgrounds will provide live entertainment on the square the entire day and several county greenhouses are expected to offer a wide array of plants, both annuals and perennials, and an unusual variety of herbs.

The shops on the square will be open as well and antique shops in the county will be available.

Food will be available both in local restaurants and bars, and from vendors on the square.

The Memorial Presbyterian Church on the southwest corner of the square will offer a freewill pancake and sausage breakfast from 8-10 a.m., for early morning shoppers and vendors.

For further information about shopping, lodging, exhibiting or other participation, call 1-765-569-5226 or log on to www.coveredbridges.com.

The event is also sponsored in part by the Parke County Community Foundation and the Parke County Convention and Visitors Commission.

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