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Posted on: May 16, 2006

[ARCHIVED] Experience Willow Walk

Join the Alamance County Arts Council and Burlington Recreation and Parks Department at Burlington’s beautiful Willowbrook Park for a two-day celebration of the arts and the parks. From 10:00am – 6:00pm on Saturday, June 3 and noon to 6:00pm on Sunday, June 4 experience the feel and flavor of Willow Walk, an outdoor sculpture and garden art exhibition and sale.

What better way to display outdoor sculpture than in nature’s own landscape? We will fill the park setting and line the creek banks with original sculpture, garden art, planters and urns, garden mosaics and flowers for sale. Some of North Carolina’s finest sculpture artists live in the Triad area. Many of these will be participating in Willow Walk on June 3rd and 4th, along with metal crafters and ceramic artists from throughout North Carolina. There will be demonstrating artists and guest artists and artist-guided tours of the exhibition. We invite you to explore and discover the arts in a setting that is natural, comfortable and fun. Being three-dimensional, sculpture provides an infinite number of views. Walk around it and see it from different angles. Take your time, use your imagination. Art is the language of feelings so let your eyes tell something to your heart. Enjoy the experience.

Willow Walk will offer music in the gazebo throughout the day, colorful tents and grand old elms as a respite from the sun, and artful activities for the young and young at heart. Puppet artist Donovan Zimmerman and his handmade puppets will perform “The Crawdad’s Conundrum”, a wonderful story for all ages. Performed in a traditional style puppet stage, the show tells the story of a feisty young crayfish and her friends a deer, a turtle, and other river dwellers as they try to protect their home from the ever increasing needs of man. After the show, the audience will participate in a giant puppet parade, helping to carry everything from cardboard butterflies to giant puppets, including dragons and animals of all kinds. “The Crawdad’s Conundrum” and giant puppet parade will take place on Sunday, the 4th.

Willow Walk is free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs and bring the family, take a sculpture stroll, buy your garden a gift, explore the arts and discover the beauty of Burlington’s Willowbrook Park. It’s a walk in the park. It’s Willow Walk! Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. For more information: Please call 336-226-4495.

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