“It’s my home town,” Rick Hammans says. “And after the flooding last fall, I wanted to do something to help the town get back on its feet.” Together with his wife, he founded Art on the Green, a first-year outdoor art festival in the town’s Sandstone Park — one of only a few parks in town that weren’t destroyed by the flood. Featuring approximately fifty artists in thirteen arts categories, an interactive area for kids and a cadre of food trucks (including the Oskar Blues Bone Wagon), the fest is open today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Find Sandstone Park between Third and Fourth streets off Broadway in Lyons; admission is free, but a portion of the festival’s profits will benefit the Lyons Community Foundation. Go to lyonsartfestival.com for information.
Sat., July 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., July 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2014