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Art on the Lake to benefit growth of Children’s Harbor

Published 8:01pm Thursday, May 22, 2014

Children’s Harbor is gearing up for a weekend full of fun and shopping, as Art on the Lake will be returning Saturday and Sunday.

“We couldn’t ask for better weather,” said Tammy Jackson, director of community relations. “We will have probably a little more than 50 vendors.”

The event is an annual fundraiser for Children’s Harbor, as vendors donate 20 percent of their proceeds in exchange for being offered a place to sell their wares.

“People should be aware that this is a fundraiser, and we make the money when artists make money,” Jackson said. “We netted more than $25,000 last year.”

Jackson said Children’s Harbor will only have one item for sale – T-shirts from the event featuring the artwork of John Denney.

“Adult T-shirts are $15 and children’s shirts are $10,” Jackson said. “Every person who buys a t-shirt will be entered into a drawing for a piece of Summer Classics furniture.”

The event will begin both Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. The event will continue until 5 p.m. on Saturday, but Sunday it will wrap up at 2 p.m., Jackson said.

“The vendors will be selling items such as pottery, jewelry furniture, art on canvas and other unique things,” Jackson said. “We will have a little bit of something for everyone.”

Jackson said that patrons will need to park at Time Capsule Park, and shuttle service will be provided.

There will also be fun available for children and adults alike, Jackson added. There will be a human hamster ball vendor that will be selling opportunities to spin in a clear plastic bubble in a pool.

There will also be a free craft exercise on Saturday only. Jackson said Home Depot will be coming out to do crafts at 11 a.m.

Jackson said that they will also have drinks and concessions for sale. Hamburgers, hotdogs will be available, as well as Bruster’s Ice Cream.