Everyone agrees that rocks rock. But did you know painting them does, too?
Approximately 100 people participated in the “Rock Painting” ToP POP event on August 12, hosted by the Town of Paradise and Paradise Art Center. As part of Paradise Recreation and Park District’s 75th Anniversary Celebration, the rock painting table was a fun way to celebrate community with art and nature, in one of the prettiest places in town—Bille Park! Over the course of 4 hours, the three 6-foot tables were filled elbow to elbow at all times!
Time flew as attendees of all ages discovered just how fun painting rocks was. Instructor Angie DerryBerry, who led the event, observed: “There were plenty of people, who had no prior art experience, creating fun and interesting designs!” Kitties, flowers, ghosts, ladybugs, and smiley faces were just some of the masterpieces adorning all shapes and sizes of rocks.
The Town and the Paradise Art Center were both happy to provide a fun family-friendly opportunity for residents. “It was a great opportunity for the community to come together and participate in such a fun, light-hearted event,” said DerryBerry. Participants took their painted rocks home to decorate houses and yards, and leftover rocks were placed around town or at the Paradise Pet Memorial at Bille Park.
Missed the event? Don’t worry; there are more to come! But be sure to mark your calendars— there are only four ToP POP events left this year. Stay tuned to see what September, October, November, and December have in store!