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Arts Picnic

Join us on Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31, 2016!

Every year on the last weekend in July, Arts Picnic draws thousands to historic Lincoln Park. Festival attendees shop from over 150 artists’ booths selling everything from pottery and paintings, soap to sculptures and gourmet food to garden art! Folks can take a break in the beer garden or enjoy mouth-watering cuisine from around the world including French, Greek, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Italian, plus good old American BBQ in the food court. Colorado performers entertain on two stages throughout the weekend while clowns, magicians and balloon artists rove through the park. Creation Station’s kids’ hands-on area keeps the little-ones busy with projects that encourage creativity and excite the imagination. The Arts Picnic is truly a feast of fun for everyone!

Kickoff Concert

9th Street Plaza
Friday, July 29 at 7:00 pm

Help us kick off the 2016 Arts Picnic with a free concert on the 9th Street Plaza by Colorado's favorite dance band FUNKIPHINO! Grab your picnic basket and blanket and head downtown for a night of terrific music under the stars. Don’t forget to wear your dancin’ shoes! There will be free popcorn and lots of family fun. You can also take advantage of downtown's Go Cup entertainment area!

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Arts & Crafts

Looking for a beautiful bracelet, perfect piece of pottery, or wonderful watercolor? Grab your hat, sunscreen, and shopping bag and head to the Arts Picnic where you’ll find high quality one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts.

Non-profit Arts Organizations

Each year Arts Picnic reserves five booth spaces for non-profit arts organizations to distribute information and/or sell items benefiting their group. Check out our guidelines and application.

Entertainment

In addition to entertainers roving through the park all weekend, the two Arts Picnic stages will feature 20 of the best Colorado entertainers performing everything from Celtic rock to country swing and rhythm and blues to rock ‘n roll.

Creation Station Kids' Hands-On Area

Girl at Creation StationOur creation station is perfect for your mini-Monets and pint-size Picassos where they can let their imaginations run free creating a make’n’take craft project, getting their faces painted, designing an art badge, and playing a musical instrument.

Food Court and Beer Garden

Our Food Court is sure to please everyone’s palate with over a dozen booths full of delicious delights from around the world including gyros, burritos, crepes and calzones, plus mouthwatering BBQ! 

Take a break from shopping and stop by the Beer Garden hosted by the Greeley Chamber Orchestra to savor a cold one while enjoying the Center Stage music!

Vendors Beer Garden

 

Arts Picnic Fine Art Exhibit (Tointon Gallery)

The Arts Picnic Fine Art Exhibit provides Weld County artists the opportunity to display their creations for family, friends and for the community to enjoy. Weld County artists of all ages are welcome to submit an application to exhibit one piece of artwork in the Tointon Gallery, 651 10th Ave., from July 29 through August 27.

Parking

There are over 1600 free spaces close to the Arts Picnic Kick-Off Concert on the 9th Street Plaza and the Arts Picnic weekend in Lincoln Park.

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2016 Dates and Location

Lincoln Park
802 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
Saturday, July 30 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 31 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Contact Us

651 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

970-350-9451 tel
970-350-9463 fax

Rhonda.Welch@greeleygov.com

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Major Sponsors

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Flood and Peterson

Kaiser Permanente

Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center

Credit Union of Colorado

The Greeley Tribune

K99 New Country

TRI102

Co-sponsors

Remax Alliance

Xcel Energy