Pinckney’s Art in the Park set for June 1-2

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The Pinckney-Putnam-Hamburg-Hell (PPHH) Chamber of Commerce kicks off the 2019 summer season of activities with its 29th Annual Art in the Park. Pinckney’s Art in the Park, always the first weekend following Memorial Day, takes place each year in the Putnam Township Square in Downtown Pinckney, minutes from Livingston County’s very own unique and quirky Hell, Mich.

The iconic event brings over 15,000 people into the Village of Pinckney and into the Putnam Township Square for two days of shopping, entertainment, food and more. Over 100 fine artists and crafters will be on hand with their art, and one-of-a-kind, and unique pieces.

This year, the event welcomes a new presenting sponsor to the mix. The Michael Szafranski State Farm Agency, located on Main Street in downtown Pinckney, right across from Village Square, has been servicing clients in the Pinckney community with all aspects of their insurance needs. When approached about the opportunity of primary sponsorship for Art in the Park, there was no hesitation in taking on the role.

“Our No. 1 motto has been ‘People go where they are welcome, and stay where they are appreciated’,” said Michael Szafranski. “We appreciate the Pinckney community and surrounding areas, so it was the perfect collaboration with Art in the Park!”

The CAP Kid’s Fair, hosted by LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention Council, will be located on Livingston Street, near the playground, and will offer information on child safety and development as well as area programs and services for families. The Kids’ Fair will be open both Saturday and Sunday with exhibits from local health and human service agencies, plus a multitude of fun activities like a petting farm, free arts and crafts for kids both days.

Kids are invited to participate in a free scavenger hunt in conjunction with The CAP Kid’s Fair and participating local non-profits. Entry forms will be available at the CAP Kid’s Fair booth and at the Chamber event information booth near the gazebo.

Eternity Brewing will be on hand with their signature ales, available both Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm in the dining tent at the corner of Mill and Livingston Streets. Entrance is free and beer is just $5. There will also be craft root beer for the kids.

Men for a Cause, a sub-group of the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting its first ever M4C Art in the Park Corn Hole Tournament live at the Art in the Park Eternity Brewing Beer Tent on Saturday, June 1, with a rain date of June 2. Cost to enter the tournament is just $40 a team. Individuals can also register and entry is just $20. The tournament will begin at noon, and those interested can visit the website for more information. All proceeds from the tournament go directly to assisting individuals and families in crisis right here in Livingston County. Winners take home $500.

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