Columbian Park kicks off Art in the Park summer series

News 18 This Morning Interview previewing Art in the Park at Columbian Park

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Happening every other Wednesday this summer, Columbian Park is inviting the public to enjoy a free night of music and art. It’s the inaugural Art in the Park summer series, and it begins Wednesday, May 28 and lasts all summer long.

Alex DeWitt, Lafayette Parks and Recreation support services coordinator, appeared on News 18 This Morning and said that the park has undergone some renovations particularly around Memorial Island.

Memorial Island, coincidentally, is also the setting for the Art in the Park events. Food vendors and local artists will set up shop there, along with a band on the main stage.

However, that’s just half of the fun of Art in the Park.

There’s also a Final Friday art education and movie night that takes place every last Friday of the month during the summer. Each Final Friday will begin with a children’s art project and entertainment from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a movie immediately after. Concessions will be available for purchase.

As for the Wednesday Art in the Park events, they run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Columbian Park is located at 1915 Scott St. in Lafayette.

For more information and exact dates, go to the Art in the Park Facebook page.

Click on the video to see the full interview with DeWitt. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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