Arts Place in Portland Presents...

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

May 22, 2016

June 6, 2016

Daily from June 7, 2016 until July 30, 2016

Weekly on Tuesday from June 21, 2016 until July 26, 2016

Weekly on Thursday from June 16, 2016 until July 21, 2016

Location: Arts Place, Portland Center, 131 East Walnut Street in Portland, Indiana

Phone: 260-726-4809

Email: artsland@artsland.org

Link: http://www.artsland.org

Event Description

May 12, 2016 Updated May 18, 2016 at 10:44 AM EDT

The Portland Center of Arts Place will kick off Arts in the Parks with a festival at Arts Park, Sunday, May 22. The festival is sponsored by US Aggregates.
Festivities will take place between 1-5pm. The Jay County Community Band will perform at 1pm, a juggler will perform at 1:45, and 2015 Stars in the Parks fan favorite winners, Karlie Bullard and Matalin Racster will perform at 2:30. Kimberly Anderson, Visual Arts Director, will give a Raku demonstration at 3:30. Carol Knarr-
Gebert will demonstrate stage combat at 4:15.
Other activities include face painting, t-shirt painting, chalk painting, special effects make-up demonstrations, balloon art, photo booth, jewelry making, first steps in music demonstrations, games, broom making demonstration with Pete Vogler, and first steps in music with LaVetha Loucks and Rachel Arnold. Food and drinks will be available. For more information about this event contact Arts Place at 260-726-4809 or kanderson@artsland.org. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm and Friday 10am-6pm.


Arts Place, Inc. announces its 2016 Arts in the Parks schedule. The program provides workshops that introduce children to visual and performing arts experiences. Arts in the Parks provides youth arts activities in Adams, Blackford and Jay Counties in Indiana, and Auglaize and Mercer Counties in Ohio. The fee for participation are $5, regardless of class length. Four or more classes can be taken for $20. Scholarships are available to students with financial need. Students aged six and older and who have completed the Kindergarten by spring of 2016 may sign up on a first-come, first served basis. Parents are encouraged to volunteer to assist. To request information or forms, contact Arts Place at 260-726-4809, toll-free at 866-539-9911, online at www.artsland.org, or by email at lobby@artsland.org.

For specific dates at each location, click the Catalog link here: https://artsland.org/arts-in-the-parks/

Class sites for 2016 will be located in Berne, Dunkirk, Hartford City, Montpelier, Pennville, Portland, and Redkey in Indiana; and Celina, Coldwater, Fort Recovery, Minster, New Bremen, St. Henry, and St. Marys in Ohio.
Class catalogs and registration forms are now available at Arts Place as well as various local businesses. Catalogs have been distributed in area schools.


Portland Center of Arts Place is currently accepting registrations for First Steps in Music. Lessons will be on Thursday mornings beginning June 16 and continue through July 21. 9:00-9:35 is 10 months to 23 months. 10:00-10:35 or 6:00-6:35pm is 2-3 years. 11:00-11:35 or 7:00-7:35pm is 4-5 years.

Additional lessons will be on Tuesday mornings beginning June 21 and continue through July 26. 9:00-9:35 is 10 months to 23 months. 10:00-10:35 is 2-3 years. 11:00-11:35 is 4-5 years.

The cost is $60. A limited number of scholarships are available for individual instruction. Scholarships are based on financial need and commitment to study.
The class is based on John Feierabend’s curriculum, Fist Steps in Music and is taught by LaVetha Loucks. The class is designed for the child and parent together.


Arts Place, Blackford County Arts Center and The Portland Center of Arts Place are accepting registrations for summer MusicWorks lessons. Adults and students may enroll in individual instruction. Lessons begin June 6 and continue through July 25.
A limited number of scholarships are available for individual instruction. Scholarships are based on financial need and commitment to study.
MusicWorks is one of the oldest comprehensive music education programs in East Central Indiana. All instructors are highly trained professional musicians. Individual weekly lessons are available at the Portland Center and the Blackford County Arts Center in band instruments, strings, piano, voice, and guitar.

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