Art in the Park

Be the First to See the Artwork in 2024

Happy Hour Arts Reception - October 11, 2024 at Lindendale Park

The Happy Hour Arts Reception is the opportunity to become a V.I.P. and attend the Happy Hour on Friday, October 11, 2024 prior to opening the show to the general public. Anyone can become a V.I.P. The Happy Hour Arts Reception is the only place you can see the art before the general public and get your own money back to spend on art at the show. Your pre-pledge dollars allow you and a guest to attend the Preview Party on October 11, 2024 from 5 pm – 8 pm AND use that money to buy art!

You receive:

  • The opportunity for you and a guest to view artwork from over 60 booths on Friday before opening to the general public!
  • Complimentary delicious refreshments will be served during the reception as you visit the artists
  • Live entertainment by the SIUE Jazz Band
  • Intimate conversations with your favorite artists
  • Art Bucks’ equaling your pre-pledge dollars to spend any time during the show! (Fri-Sun)

What you need to do:

  • Pledge a minimum of $100 dollars or the money you plan to spend at Art in the Park.

After we receive your pre-pledge dollars, your Happy Hour Arts Reception invitation will be mailed to you. ‘Art Bucks’ in the amount of your pre-pledge dollars may be picked up at the Happy Hour Arts Reception or any time during the show.

To take advantage of this unique opportunity, call 618-558-0054 or mail your check to Highland Arts Council, PO Box 33, Highland, IL 62249. Write Happy Hour on the check.

You Could Win $500 to Buy Art

By purchasing one of our raffle tickets, you have the opportunity to win $500 in art. If your name is drawn, you may choose up to $500 worth of art from the exhibiting artists - from one artist or from multiple artists - one piece of art or as many as you can purchase for $500.

If your name is not drawn, you still win by supporting the Highland Arts Council’s mission to bring arts to the community and surrounding areas. Tickets are $5/ticket or 5 for $20.  Raffle tickets will be available from any HAC member or call 618-558-0054 for tickets.


Friday, October 11, 2024

  • 5 pm -8 pm       Happy Hour Arts Reception for Artists, Sponsors and V.I.P. Guests

Saturday, October 12, 2024

  • 10 am - 5 pm Exhibits Open
  • 10 am - 5 pm Art Gallery - Just for Kids
  • 11 am - 4 pm  Kids Kreation Area Open
  • 11 am - 4 pm Performing Arts

Sunday, October 13, 2024

  • 11 am - 4 pm   Exhibits Open
  • 11 am - 3 pm   Art Gallery - Just for Kids
  • 11 am - 3 pm   Performing Arts
  • 11 am - 3 pm   Kids Kreation Area Open



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Highland, Illinois is a unique blend of rural farming and the entrepreneurial spirit. It is a town proud of its Swiss heritage and dedicated to maintaining its hometown atmosphere.

Located just 35 miles from St. Louis, Highland’s Lindendale Park is the ideal weekend haven... a place to take shelter from the feverish pace of everyday life, where you are surrounded by trees, not buildings.

The vibrant colors of Autumn provide the perfect canvas to paint a relaxing weekend filled with delicious food and demonstrations, exciting entertainment, wine tasting and loads of fun and creative activities for kids of all ages.

Lindendale Park is also a tranquil setting for artists to display their works of fine art.While festival attendees shop for works of art in twelve categories, they can also explore various forms of culinary delight at food stands located within Art in the Park.

Highland offers a convenient and rewarding escape from city living. We invite you to join us for our Annual Art in the Park event!

The Art Gallery ... Just for Kids is unique to Art in the Park. Our artists donate to the gallery in which children ages 5-18 can purchase any item for $5. It's a marvelous way to show children the joy of owning art.

Sounds like a great Autumn weekend of art, food, music and fun for the whole family, doesn't it?