Art In The Park is Michigan’s 2nd largest art fair! It is directed and managed by Raychel Rork. Rork’s mother was the original founder and director in 1980. Dianne Quinn, reflects on the event, “I feel very fortunate to have successfully stumbled into one of the greatest occupations, and that my daughter chose to work with me, making it OUR event! I am proud of what this brings to Plymouth. I take great pleasure in being able to bring a creative experience to all who attend, volunteer, and participate in the show.”
Raychel began helping her mom as early as elementary school when her job was licking stamps & envelopes for the event. Now with gallery experience, and a college degree in Art History & Art Administration – she has graduated to President of the company.
Awards & Honors
- Art In The Park was voted “Best Local Event” on the Best of the Best Detroit 2020 list in the Detroit Free Press!
- Ranked #4th in the Nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2015
- Ranking in the top 20 shows since 2008 on the 200 BEST by Sunshine Artist Magazine
- Rated one of the “Gems of the Great Lakes” by AAA Magazine
- Art In The Park was also listed in “The Best of Detroit” by HOUR Detroit Magazine!
Volunteers help manage, organize, and prepare for Art in the Park every year. They can be spotted everywhere doing just about anything it takes to make the event a success & ensure that visitors and exhibitors enjoy the show. We are so grateful for all of our wonderful volunteers! We could not run such a fantastic event without them! Thank you so much volunteers!
Where it all began…
In 1980, Dianne envisioned Kellogg Park as the perfect setting for an art show. That first year it was a modest group of 30 artists sharing their passion for art in Kellogg Park. Throughout the years the event grew in both size, and recognition. Word of mouth spread quickly in the artist community that Art In The Park was a fantastic event, in a lovely town. What originated in 1980, has since transformed into a corporation which now oversees many popular events in the area.
“After 35 art inspired years, my vision for Art in the Park hasn’t changed, but it has most definitely flourished.” – Dianne Quinn