Art in the Park: Scenes from Shenandoah
September 22-24, 2023
The Shenandoah National Park Trust, in partnership with Shenandoah National Park, will host ART IN THE PARK: SCENES FROM SHENANDOAH, September 22-24, 2023. Learn more about this event on our Art in the Park webpage.
This inaugural 3-day event at Big Meadows will host artists from across the region for workshops and demonstrations that are free and open to the public. These teaching artists—whose mediums range from watercolor, charcoal, and photography to fiber art, printmaking, and music—will conduct events throughout the weekend designed to engage, educate, and inspire visitors to Shenandoah.
Artists have a long and storied relationship with our national parks. Nineteenth and twentieth century painters and photographers like Albert Bierstadt, Ansel Adams, and many others, revealed these amazing landscapes to the American public, often for the very first time. Art helped to spark the movement to preserve these lands for future generations, an idea that gained momentum and eventually led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to dedicate Shenandoah National Park in 1936.
Shenandoah National Park is renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life as well as the beauty of its ancient meadows and mountains. It is an inspiring landscape for artists to explore, and it is also a place to engage with artists at work. Join us for this inaugural event as we celebrate the art and artists of our region amidst the majesty of Shenandoah.