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A record-breaking crowd of nearly 600 people visited Weir Farm National Historic Site on Sunday, Aug. 25, for the third annual Art in the Park festival and art contest. That is almost three times the number who attended the first festival in 2017.
According to park ranger Kristin Lessard, 180 people used free art supplies provided by the park to paint en plein air as American impressionist Julian Alden Weir did. The 68-acre site is a portion of what was Weir’s home a century ago. It is the only national historic site to offer the home, studio, and grounds of an important late 19th-century American artist.