Cedar Val­ley Arts Fes­ti­val this week­end at Peek Park

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Staff re­ports

Get ready for a lot of fun this week­end in Cedar­town and op­por­tu­ni­ties a-plenty to see the tal­ents of area cre­ators for the 55th an­nual Cedar Val­ley Arts Fes­ti­val com­ing up this Satur­day and Sun­day at Peek Park.

The an­nual fes­ti­val will be kick­ing off with par­tic­i­pants rac­ing for the fin­ish line for the an­nual 5K and new this year a 10k run this Satur­day morn­ing.

A fundraiser for the Cedar­town Junior Ser­vice League, the fes­ti­val also pro­vides the chance for par­ents and art lovers to see youth draw­ings and paint­ings on dis­play in the ten­nis courts and dozens of ven­dors of­fer­ing arts and crafts for sale.

Regis­tra­tion for the 22nd an­nual Cedar Val­ley Arts Fes­ti­val 5K race can be found at Ac­tive.com. Awards will be given out to race win­ners and age cat­e­gory win­ners.

Fol­low­ing the race, the event kicks off at 10 a.m. this Satur­day and con­tin­ues through 7 p.m., and in­cludes a car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a $15 regis­tra­tion fee per car. On Sun­day, the fes­ti­val opens at 10 a.m. and con­tin­ues through 5 p.m., and in­cludes the 2 p.m. Arts Fes­ti­val dog show.

Ar­eas will also be avail­able for youth arts and crafts, plus some small rides on site as well dur­ing both days. Lo­cal youth art­work on dis­play in the ten­nis courts rep­re­sent stu­dent work from all across

Polk School District.

All items are hand­made by ven­dors at the fes­ti­val from lo­cal and area artists and pro­duc­ers, and com­ing to Peek Park over the week­end to take part and walk around is free of charge.

Or­ga­niz­ers also plan to have ac­tiv­i­ties for youth dur­ing the week­end, in­clud­ing some arts and crafts projects to take home.

Visit cedar­val­le­yarts­fes­ti­val.com to learn more about the up­com­ing event, and check back next week for full cov­er­age of the week­end in the May 3 edi­tion of the Stan­dard Jour­nal. Ad­di­tion­ally, any­one who would like to sub­mit pho­tos from the event can email them to [email protected]­stan­dard­jour­nal.net.

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