A Midsummer Garden Art Fair – Homegrown Iowan


A crowd watches a efficiency by the Five Seasons Chamber Music Faculty on Saturday, July 2, 2022, throughout a Midsummer Garden Art Fair in Shakespeare Garden in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (photograph/Cindy Hadish)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — An image-perfect night accompanied music, dancing and readings throughout a Midsummer Garden Art Fair in Ellis Park’s Shakespeare Garden.

The occasion, on Saturday, July 2, 2022, was designed to attract consideration to the hidden gem in northwest Cedar Rapids, mentioned Barb Rhame, a member of the Wednesday Shakespeare Club in Cedar Rapids, which established the backyard in 1927.

Amid a backdrop of sunny skies and comparatively delicate temperatures, about 80 folks loved music by the Five Seasons Chamber Music Faculty, younger dancers supported by the Dieman-Bennett Dance Fund and Shakespearean readings by Pat Martin, president of the Wednesday Shakespeare Club.

Posters displaying the imaginative and prescient for future revitalization of the backyard had been displayed and attendees had been handled to cookies, akin to thyme shortbread and sugar cookies depicting the bard.

Related: Read about the history of the Shakespeare Garden

Al Pierson, president of the Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association, addresses the gang throughout a Midsummer Garden Art Fair at Shakespeare Garden in Ellis Park. (photograph/Cindy Hadish)

Design components of the revitalized backyard embrace a multi-purpose stage for weddings, small live shows and different occasions; artist-made cover constructions; native plantings and a brand new location for the Shakespeare bust.

A bronze bust of Shakespeare, put in within the backyard in 1931, resides within the foyer of Theatre Cedar Rapids and was changed by the present polished cement bust.

The artwork truthful was supported by the Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association; Wednesday Shakespeare Club; City of Cedar Rapids; Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival and Friends of Shakespeare Garden.

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