Because I live in Coronado, I have many people who do not live here ask me about Art in the Park. Usually, they have heard about it and want to know when it is. Some have been before and want to stop by to see the works of a favored artist, but forget which Sundays it is held.
Sometimes, I think those of us who live here take this special event for granted because it is a regularly scheduled happening. You walk or drive by and say, “Art in the Park today,” but don’t stop to wander through the displays.
With the Concerts in the Park now playing throughout the summer, I have taken the time to look at the wonderful pieces of art offered by these talented artisans. I have upon occasion spoken to many of the artists and find their stories as fascinating as their art.
Art in the Park is presented by the Coronado Art Association and is held in Spreckels Park (Orange Avenue across from the Coronado Library) the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month, year round. The official time is from 9:00am – 4:00pm, but some set up earlier and some linger longer.
The number of participating artists may vary depending on the day, weather or time of year. There are over 50 artists who have been approved to participate by a five person jury. The artists are all from San Diego County and represent the areas of painting, photography, ceramics, etching, stained glass, wood and metal working and more.
Participating artists include:
Ronald Bennett is an award winning photography.
Sumiko Braithwaite creates unique “Double Wall” pottery.
Jim Cornwell creates amazing pieces of art through wood working.
Elaine Davis creates paintings using various medias.
Clara Evans paints with oils, acrylic and watercolor.
Robert Gerdes is s noted for his paintings of Coronado, La Jolla and the mountain and desert areas near San Diego.
Joan Hansen works in water color, oil and acrylic.
Mary Helmreich works with water colors.
Don Hubbard specializes in the Japanese art of fish printing (gyotaku).
Kay Frances Hubbard specializes in water colors.
Janet Leo is an American Impressionist.
Gerry Lounsbury does decorative art work.
Maic creates vibrant paintings and pine needle basketry.
Marty Marshall works with hot blown glass.
Bruce Muirhead is an artistic photographer who has traveled the world capturing images.
Katy Reeve-Weesner specializes in water colors.
Creela Martin Villani prefers working with oils.
Uwe Werner paints animals, seascapes, and children.
John Yato specializes in water colors.
George Zucconi is a photographic artist.
Come to Spreckels Park on the first or third Sunday of any month and take a tour of the delightful works of arts shown by these very talented artists.