‘Art in the Park Project’ unveiling set

Submitted photo The Mountain Arts District’s ‘Art in the Park Project’ will be unveiled to the public on Sept. 1.

ELKINS — The Mountain Arts District’s “Art in the Park Project” will be unveiled to the public, students and their families at Elkins City Park at 3 p.m. on Sept. 1.

The community and honored guests will be part of the celebration of our local student artists.

The student artwork chosen for the project was selected at The Arts Center during the May “Student Art Show” by local arts leaders in Randolph County.

The four selected images were then photographed and sent to a printing company for enlargement and printed on 4×5 foot vinyl covered aluminum panels. The four panels have been installed on the back of the public restroom at the Elkins City Park and will remain on view for the next five to seven years.

“These kinds of projects are important to the future of the arts in our region, these children are the artists of the future,” Scottie Wiest, Mountain Arts District president, said.

She believes that this project not only supports the child artists, but raises awareness of the arts in all parts of the community.

The “Art in the Park Project” is a collaborative effort between the Snowshoe Foundation, Mountain Arts District, the city of Elkins Parks and Recreation, The Arts Center and Randolph County Board of Education, working together to bring attention to our local student artists and support the city of Elkins status as an “Arts Community.”

Mountain Arts District (MAD) and its members are part of grass-roots, multicounty regional arts organization that is making the region a more vibrant arts community. MAD is committed to supporting the arts through the MAD website, an online artist gallery, public art and supporting arts education in the mountain communities of West Virginia. For more information about joining or other activities contact us at the Mountain Arts District Website: www.madwv.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/Moutainartsdistrict/ or at P.O. Box 1161 Elkins, WV 26241.