Art in the Park: Edinburg Center Community Art Show ~ 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Sept. 25

The lawn in front of First Parish on the Common will be alive with artwork created by Edinburg service recipients on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is free and the public is welcome to view and enjoy the paintings that will be on sale. In addition to the art sale, there will be family games, music, prizes, and a silent auction.

The Edinburg Center, located at 205 Burlington Road, is a nonprofit human service agency that serves thousands of children and adults in Middlesex County.

“Art brings happiness,” said professional artist and fashion/jewelry designer Eleni Zohdi Pitarys, whose adult son attends Edinburg programs. Through art, she said, “All your worries disappear and you just feel a sense of happiness.”

Pitarys led a dozen Edinburg service recipients in creating two large paintings that will be for sale at the Art Show. One is called “The Road to Freedom” and features muted green and blue shades and a winding path with hundreds of colorful handprints.

The Art Show will include paintings, ceramics, sculptures, photographs, crochet, and jewelry. There will even be a hand-painted corn hole set. Many pieces have been created by people served at Edinburg, their families, and center staff.

 

Money raised at the Art Show will support the Edinburg Center’s Meaningful Whole Life program, which supports people with physical, mental health, and substance use challenges by identifying their goals and making them happen. The Meaningful Whole Life program was recently featured on WBZ Radio. Click here to listen to the story.

Admission to the Art Show is free. You can get more information and register for the show, music and games here.


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