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Craig takes on display at Art’n the Park’n Lot

Beth Gilchrist oversees the hula hoop contest during a previous Art'n the Park'n Lot. The sixth Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads event, scheduled for Saturday, will offer numerous activities, live music and vendors selling arts and crafts.

— It's not too late to experience one last gasp of summer this weekend, all while taking in the sights and sounds of the cultural elite.

If you go

What: Art'n the Park'n Lot

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: J.W. Snack's Bar & Grill parking lot, 210 E. Victory Way

Details: The event is put on by Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads and offers booths by local arts and crafts personalities, live music, food, a beer garden, a silent auction, children's activities, contests and more. For more information, call 970-629-0758 or 970-824-7158.

The sixth annual Art'n the Park'n Lot will take place Saturday in the vacant lot near J.W. Snack's Bar & Grill. The event by the Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads will feature a number of local artists displaying their work, some of which will be up for auction in the form of photography, woodworking, jewelry, pottery and plenty of other styles.

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"We've got a lot more variety in our vendors this year," organizer Beth Gilchrist said. "It's a lot of new stuff you haven't seen before."

While getting a look at the one-of-a-kind artwork, people also can engage in hula hoop, limbo contests and, new this year, a dunk tank.

"If you've got someone you want to see get wet, bring them in," Gilchrist said.

Music also plays an important part in the event, which raises money for local scholarships and aids students in getting their hands on musical instruments, she added.

A considerable setlist is scheduled, including Craig's own Four 2 Play Band and SandRock Sound and Steamboat Springs' El Kabong. The students of Tracey Hart's Desert Rose Music & Art Studio also will show their chops, among them Micah Crum, Leah Carrouth, Paige Durbin and young duo Alexa Neton and Emaleigh Papierski, otherwise known as Moxie Twos.

Hart said the laid-back environment is perfect for up-and-coming musicians, without the stiffness of a formal recital.

"Having something like this lets them work on their stage presence and get their jitters out," she said. "They really like it."

Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com.

If you go

What: Art’n the Park’n Lot

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill parking lot, 210 E. Victory Way

Details: The event is put on by Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads and offers booths by local arts and crafts personalities, live music, food, a beer garden, a silent auction, children’s activities, contests and more. For more information, call 970-629-0758 or 970-824-7158.