In 2020 the annual Art in the Arboretum was held virtually, but in 2021, like so many other events, it’s back to a real live in-person event on Sunday, Oct. 3 from noon to 5 p.m.

Art in the Arboretum is being held at the Greensboro Arboretum in Lindley Park just off West Market Street and Wendover Avenue.  Admission is free and this is an event that welcomes four legged companions as long as they remain leashed.

For the event the Arboretum’s walkways will be lined with more than 40 fine art and craft artists from throughout the region.  Featured art includes glass, jewelry, paintings, pottery, mixed media, photography and wood fiber to name a few.

The event also includes a lot of live music from Africa Unplugged, Medicine Man, Sam Frazier and the Side Effect, Brice Street, Penny Smith, Demeanor, Jeffry Dean Foster, the Alley Rabbits, Graymatter, UNCH Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, the New Potatoes plus a performance by the Ballet Folkloric Mexican Tradition of Julio Ruiz.

If that isn’t enough entertainment for you, there will also be wandering street performers.

In addition to art and music there will be two food courts and a beer and wine garden.

And for those looking for a little education there will be practical gardening tips.

Board Chair of Greensboro Beautiful Andrenna Coleman in the press release said, “We are so pleased to bring Art in the Arboretum back to the Greensboro Community.  This free, fun and entertaining event featuring excellent artists and the best in local musical entertainment is 17 years strong.”

The 2021 Art in the Arboretum is sponsored by Greensboro Beautiful, the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department and the Fiddle and Bow Society.  Promotional support for this year’s event is from WFDD 88.5 Public Radio for the Piedmont.

For more information about Art in the Arboretum, call 336-373-2199.