The Andover Townsman
---- — Hundreds of people soaked up the last day of summer while soaking in the creative talents of more than 50 painters and photographers at Saturday’s annual Art in the Park.
The annual show hosted by the Andovers Artists Guild filled The Park at Chestnut and Bartlet streets with tented booths overflowing with an array of artistry.
Don Reed of Merrimack, N.H., captured the Best in Show prize for his 36-by-36-inch oil painting “Vermont Winter,” which depicts a brightly lit main street in Stowe, Vt., during the holidays. His piece was chosen for the top award by this year’s judges — Charlotte Wharton, artist, teacher and author of “The Language of Energy In Art: Finding Your Vision,” and Kaveh Mojtabai, founder and publisher of Artscope, a New England cultural magazine.
Art in the Park is Andovers Artists Guild’s major fundraiser, with the registration proceeds from participating artists going to support the greater Merrimack Valley group’s scholarship program. For more on the guild, visit www.andoversartistsguild.com.