May 13, 2014 > Shinn Park blooms with arts and crafts
Shinn Park blooms with arts and crafts
Submitted By Al Minard
Mission Peak Heritage Foundation, the Fremont Cultural Arts Foundation and Boy Scout Troop 447 will sponsor ÒArts & Crafts in Shinn ParkÓ on Sunday, May 18. This event features local artists and historic crafters in the beautiful setting of Shinn Historical Park and Arboretum in Fremont. Buildings in the park and its four-plus acres of land were donated to the City of Fremont by Florence Shinn for historical and cultural events, such as the craft fair.
The 13th annual ÒArts & Crafts in Shinn ParkÓ will showcase 20 vendors with a variety of artwork including paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, candles, sculpture and more. All artwork is original and created by exhibiting artists.
Free entertainment will be provided by East Bay Youth Jazz Band, Square Dancers, and Nour El Ain Belly Dancers; hot dogs, popcorn, soda and water will be available for purchase. Docents will host tours of the Shinn House during the event. Admission for adults is $5, $2.50 for children, and free for children under five.
Support local artists and crafters, enjoy the entertainment and take a tour of the house to learn about the Shinn family and their home, completed in 1876.
All funds will be used by Mission Peak Heritage Foundation to preserve, protect, and display the historic Shinn House and other historic buildings in Fremont.
For more information, go to www.fremontculturalartscouncil.org or www.missionpeakreporter.org.
Arts & Crafts in Shinn Park
Sunday, May 18
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Shinn Historical Park and Arboretum
1251 Peralta Blvd, Fremont
Free Admission to Arts & Crafts show
House tours: $5 adult, $2.50 children, under five free