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A Celebration of Community & Creativity

On a beautiful spring day, May 11, 2024, the Winamac Town Park came alive with color, music, and laughter as Pulaski County Tribe hosted "Art in the Park." This event was a celebration of recent enhancements to the park and showcased the transformative power of the arts.


Visitors were greeted with a vibrant atmosphere and a wide range of free activities designed to engage people of all ages. The event featured an array of workshops:


  • Jennifer Weinert guided participants through Tai Chi and tree art sessions.

  • Mary Delaney shared the art of creating ZINES.

  • JoAnna Darda inspired kids with nature-themed art projects.

  • Lynn Darda taught the art of watercolor painting.



In addition, numerous hands-on activities were offered. Elements such as sidewalk chalk art, bag decorating, face painting, maraca making, and canvas painting allowed visitors to create lasting mementos.


A highlight of the day was the live pottery demonstration by Gene Speicher of Stonewheel Pottery. Live music filled the air, with performances by local musician Kyle Hurd and a community music showcase that brought together talented individuals from our area.


In addition to the artistic offerings, Pulaski County Human Services provided a shuttle service to and from the American Legion Car Show, ensuring visitors could easily enjoy both community events. Local vendors showcased handmade and homemade goods, adding to the festive atmosphere. Food trucks provided a variety of delicious options, allowing families to enjoy picnics along the scenic Tippecanoe River.



PCT expresses our deepest gratitude to the partners and volunteers who made this event possible. The Pulaski County Historical Society, Anna Miller, Pulaski County Human Services, Psi Iota Xi, Pulaski County Farmers’ Market, and Miss Pulaski County were among the many who contributed to the day's success. Special thanks go to the Winamac Park Board and Park Manager Aaron Spanley for their support. Importantly, we extend heartfelt thanks to the Indiana Arts Commission for their generous funding and support of the arts.


The many volunteer hours poured into organizing this event were evident in every detail. As visitors strolled through the park, they admired the recent beautification efforts and enjoyed the artwork installed throughout the area. The walking path was adorned with joyful drawings and messages, reflecting our community's spirit and creativity. This event not only celebrated the arts but also highlighted the importance of camaraderie and the power of collaboration.



Music, bubbles, and laughter filled the air as families and friends came together to create lasting memories. "Art in the Park" was a testament to the power of the arts to bring people together, inspire creativity, and foster a sense of community.


We hope everyone who attended enjoyed the day as much as we did and look forward to continuing to celebrate and enhance Pulaski County through future efforts.

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