By Madisyn Hahn
Sept. 12, 2019

Julia Noyes at the Noyes Art Gallery

This year marks the 7th Annual Art in the Garden presented by Noyes Art Gallery. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lincoln’s Sunken Gardens.

Noyes’ Art Gallery owner and artist, Julia Noyes said, “The idea for this started eight years ago from a conversation I had with the two gardeners Steve Nosal and Alice Reed. We were dreaming about what an Art in the Garden could be like in the Sunken Gardens.”

This is a free family-friendly event showcasing original art, food vendors, dancers and music. Artists will be presenting their work across the flowers and ponds at Sunken Gardens for this year’s theme of “Moon River.”

Those expected to be performing or displaying their art include the Dave Merrill Band, Arnie Heithoff, Joe Brown, The Nia Dancers, the children of Jessica Freeman and Chris Marks, Louis Kolker, Marcia Claesson, Joe Rempe, a children’s dance group and many more. Storytellers will be portraying art in all kinds of forms including clothing, jewelry, paintings, furniture, woodworking and more.

“Moon River is the theme this year. Every year at the Garden they have a different design and a different theme. So as you look at the Garden you will see the impression of waves and water.” Noyes said. “If you haven’t been to Art in the Garden before you’re in for a treat. There will be over 50 artists’ booths, more than 25 musicians, storytellers and dancers.”

Plenty of free parking will be available for attendees at Sunken Garden and across the street at the Rose Garden. If it does rain the event will be moved to Auld Pavilion at 1650 Memorial Drive in Antelope Park.

“We are most excited about the original art in the gallery that will be there which comes directly from artists from the Noyes Art Gallery. People can come and enjoy the artwork, the beautiful garden, the music, and enjoy the sense of community,” Noyes said.

For more information about the event go to Noyes Art Gallery’s event page

Madisyn Hahn is a multimedia intern with KZUM.