More than 80,000 people are expected to attend the Boulder City Hospital Foundation's 48th annual Art in the Park on Saturday and Sunday.
The juried festival will feature 315 artists and craftsmen, up from about 280 last year, says spokeswoman Wendy Adams. Some are Las Vegans.
"That's surprising," Adams says. "We don't usually get locals in the fall, they do the summer event. But I guess they got a taste of what we offer and decided they liked it."
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the festival will take over four parks, offering a variety of art and crafts, as well as food vendors and entertainment.
Wilbur Square, 401 California St., will feature fine arts, Adams says, such as hand-painted art and sculptures. Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St., will feature mostly fine crafts along with some art. Traditional crafts will be displayed at both North Escalante Park, 1000 Arizona St., and South Escalante Park, 1007 Arizona St.
Fifteen food vendors will offer everything from German food to American fare. Dancing, live music and other entertainment will run throughout the festival at the gazebo in Bicentennial Park.
Admission is free. Parking in the city may be difficult, Adams says, so she recommends the remote parking lot for $8, which includes shuttle transportation to and from the festival. The parking lot can be found by following the signs along Nevada Highway when entering Boulder City.
More than $25,000 in prizes will be raffled off; tickets can be purchased at the hospital gift shop or Boulder City businesses.
For more information, visit bouldercityhospital.org/art-in-the-park/ or call 293-0214.
Contact reporter Sonya Padgett at spadgett@review journal.com or 702-380-4564.