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Sunday in the City Brings First Round of Arts, Entertainment to North Canton

The community music and arts event kicks off Sunday in Bitzer Park and takes place again Sept. 9

New Work City Foundation is bringing back to Bitzer Park this weekend. And this time it welcomes 17 artists ranging from fine art to jewelery and photography, plus musical acts and North Canton Playhouse actors.

Sunday's event — which is free, by the way — is held from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. in Bitzer Park. It also features an ice cream truck, lemonade stand and pizza from Ermanno's Legendary Pizza.

Now in its second year, Sunday in the City is a can't-miss event, according to John Allensworth, art committee chairman with New Work City Foundation.

"This is real wholesome, small-town America, family fun on a Sunday afternoon," he said. "That’s what it is. To me it’s like a Norman Rockwell type of a thing."

Allensworth said he's excited to welcome an artist who turns unwanted furniture into art, and Greentown musician Tina Maria Russell, who will entertain the crowd with her acoustic guitar.

Not to mention there will be a dance troupe from Fred Astaire dance studio and North Canton Playhouse actors who will preview an upcoming production.

Allensworth said the event raises money through artists' fees and concession fees. Some sponsors also donate money in addition to in-kind donations.

And, as with all New Work City Foundation events, money raised will be turned into a grant and go to a local business so that it may create a job. Allensworth said the foundation will decide at the end of the month at its next meeting which business or organization will be awarded the grant.

This weekend's Sunday in the City event is sponsored by , , Winsome Builders, , Maple Street Commerce and Weight No More.

Ken Palosi July 23, 2012 at 01:42 AM
It was such a nice event that I encourage all to be sure to make the one in September. There were a lot of great artisans there and of course our friends at Ermanno's Pizza.

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