New ‘Art in the Park’ series kicks off season

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Wednesday evening’s rain showers didn’t stop people from enjoying the first Art in the Park event.

This new summer series brings together a variety of artists, musicians and food vendors at Memorial Island within Columbian Park. Organizers with the Lafayette Parks Department said it’s important for people to get out and see what the parks have to offer.

“The parks department has been going through a lot of change recently. We wanted to bring some new programs to the community. Get people out here using Memorial Island because it’s such a great resource. We just wanted to bring some diversity of arts and culture up here to the park,” said Alexandra DeWitt, support services coordinator.

Art in the Park, which is the music and art series, will take place every other Wednesday night through August. Then the last Friday of each month will be art education and movie nights. The park will host arts and crafts and a free kids movie night at Memorial Island. 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 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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