Art at the Park in Appleton to honors founder, painter Phil Sealy

Liz Nedobeck finds some shade to read while her husband, Don, works in the booth as Art at the Park takes place at City Park in Appleton in 2016.

APPLETON – Appleton’s annual Art at the Park returns Saturday for a weekend of art, crafts, music, food vendors and family-friendly fun.

This year marks the 62nd annual Art at the Park. The event started in 1960, with just 15 local artists and around 200 attendees, according to the Trout Museum of Art’s website. That same year, the Appleton Arts Guild — which would later become the Trout Museum of Art — was founded. Now, nearly 170 artists share their work at the event, which is hosted by the Trout Museum, and thousands of guests attend.

Art at the Park moved from a single-day festival to a two-day event in 2021. This year’s festival takes place 9 am to 6 pm Saturday and 9 am to 4 pm Sunday in City Park, located at 500 E. Franklin St. Admission and parking are free.

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