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Arts and Crafts in the Park

On July 31, the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce will host its 33rd annual Arts and Crafts in the Park. The event will take place in the City Park, near the Pavilion, and will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"It's a day where crafters from all over the area come and display homemade products that they produced themselves," said Marcus Lacher, who runs the show.

Arts and Crafts in the Park will feature a variety of crafts and arts, including quilts, hand-carved wood decorations, and clothing.

"Everything's required to be homemade," said Lacher.

"That's one of the things that's unique about this particular show, he added, noting that "it's not a juried show, but there are not supposed to be commercial items."

In spite of the abundance of artistry at this year's show, there is sure to be something for everyone -- even people who don't have an interest in art.

"Personally, I always look forward to the food," Lacher said, adding that the show always hosts "quite a few vendors."

Lacher has three words of advice for anyone who decides to check out Arts and Crafts in the Park, no matter the reason: "bring your checkbook."

Admission and parking are free.

For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (218) 847-9202. -- Nathan Kitzmann