Art in the Park among weekend Promenade events
Community Arts of Tecumseh (CAT) will host its first ever arts fair, Art in the Park, at Smith Park, 804 N. Evans St., this weekend. The event will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 9, from noon to 5 p.m. as an accompaniment to the Promenade Tecumseh home tours.Mary Lou Olds, Executive Director of CAT, said that Art in the Park is an event that’s tied with CAT’s identity and the art fair will offer people an opportunity to view art as an interactive experience. “We will also have children’s activities and demonstrations throughout the weekend,” said Olds. “Our long-term hope is that people will one day think of CAT’s Art in the Park art fair as a landmark event for Lenawee County, in the way that people think of Ann Arbor’s Art Fair.” Artists working in a variety of media from photographers, printmakers, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry as well as painters will be on hand and accessible to fairgoers, ready to answer questions and show their works in progress. Promenade weekend events also include the return of Historic Brookside Cemetery Tours, sponsored by 4th Michigan Civil War Reenactors. Tours will take place on Saturday, June 8 only, at 5 and 7 p.m. Proceeds from the $5 per person charge will go toward restoration of the Civil War monument.Nine locations will be featured on the Promenade Tecumseh Tour on both Saturday and Sunday. There will also be horse drawn carriage rides from noon to 4 p.m. at Ousterhout’s parking lot on E. Chicago Blvd., and “The Wheelmen” antique bicycle group will be pedaling throughout the streets of Tecumseh and stopping at tour homes. The Southern Michigan Railroad will depart Clinton at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, and depart Tecumseh at 12:30 p.m. Sunday’s events include an “Off the beaten path” 5k fun run at 8:30 a.m., sponsored by the City of Tecumseh Parks and Recreation Department.