The Friends of Harrow Weald Recreation Ground have created an exciting new event to be held in the park for the first time, the event will be attended by The Worshipful The Mayor of the London Borough of Harrow.
On 11th May, from midday until 4.00pm, Art for Park’s Sake will be taking place in Harrow Weald Park (also known as Boxtree Park). The President of Harrow Art Society, Cheryl Gould, will be overseeing the art exhibits, which will be housed in a marquee provided by the Friends of Harrow Weald Recreation Ground. Local artists and young people will be showing their work covering all mediums, including oil, acrylic and watercolour, in varying styles. For art lovers, most of these works will be available to buy.
But it will not just be a visual experience, as there will be several large canvases set up on easels, allowing the local community to try their hand at adding some artistic daubing to the pre drawn images, using the acrylic paints provided. All art materials have been donated by the Friends. Perhaps we will find a budding Turner, Picasso or Vetriano!
Alternatively, children, or those so inclined, can decorate a pebble which they are welcome to take home with them, or leave in a chosen place within the park. They will also be invited to add a design and message to a label, which will be tied on to the Wishing Tree (without causing harm), or have their face painted.
As Cheryl says: “We encourage people to have a go and paint, whether it is something they have tried before or not. It can help children and young people so much and is so much fun.”
Lawrence Mathias, who painted the brilliant mural on the pavilion, and Tammara Mattingly who runs Fabulous Finishes, will also be participating in Arts for Park’s Sake.
The main focus of the event is to bring local people together, to enjoy browsing the variety of stalls on offer, listen to the sounds played by the DJ, or created by the local rappers, just sit and watch the world go by, and mostly to have fun.
Picnics are encouraged and proved to be very popular with locals who attended the royal wedding celebration created by the Friends of Harrow Weald Recreation Ground in the park last year. Refreshments will be available in the park.
Both the Friends and Harrow Art Society welcome new members, but you don’t have to be a member to join in. Entrance and participation in the art events is free.