Art in the Wilds: An outdoor juried fine art show
McKean County | Allegheny National Forest & Surrounds of the Pennsylvania Wilds
By LaKeshia Knarr
Art in the Wilds is an outdoor juried fine art show set in beautifully wooded Evergreen Park in the center of Kane, Pennsylvania. During the fourth weekend in June, a group of fine artists and artisans assemble for the annual Art in the Wilds show.
The featured artists come primarily from Pennsylvania and neighboring states in the mid-Atlantic region, but the event attracts visitors from all over western Pennsylvania, western New York, and eastern Ohio.
Browsing the tents, visitors find handmade jewelry, pottery, glass arts, wood products, sculptures, and other finely crafted work. An exhibition of student artwork from area high schools is also displayed.
Art in the Wilds began in 2006 as a discussion amongst friends. The chosen name was a natural fit, combining “Art” with the location nestled in the state-designated “Pennsylvania Wilds” region.
Today, Art in the Wilds is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand the role of the arts in our rural communities, to promote economic development and to provide a platform for artists to display their works.
*Photos used in this article were taken by Tracy Smith of Sixty Foot Films for the Creative Makers of the PA Wilds: A Traveling Public Art Show, which was partly funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Applications for the 2020 Art in the Wilds will be due by March 1, 2020! Don’t miss this chance to exhibit at a premiere juried fine art show!
For more information, visit http://www.artinthewilds.org/.