Art, crafts and more at Nederland’s Art in the Park

NEDERLAND —Andrew, Hannah and Abbie Dehart took a stroll down the yellow brick road complete in costumes of their own design during Art in the Park at Doornbos Park in Nederland on Saturday.

The yellow brick road is a nod to the theme of the city’s annual event where children had a chance to take part in numerous activities such as painting, games, petting zoo and more. A special showing of the Wizard of Oz was scheduled at dusk.

The Dehart children were there with dad, Colin Dehart, and grandmother, Carla Robertson.

Catty Martinez, left, Shifa Gulani, Blake Hunt and Hannah Hunt string pieces of cereal together to make an edible necklace at Art in the Park in Doorknobs Park in Nederland on Saturday. Mary Meaux/The News

Catty Martinez, left, Shifa Gulani, Blake Hunt and Hannah Hunt string pieces of cereal together to make an edible necklace at Art in the Park in Doorknobs Park in Nederland on Saturday.
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Not far away siblings Blake Hunt and Hannah Hunt strung cereal onto an edible necklace as mom Claudia Hunt watched.

“We love it,” Claudia Hunt said. “We’re not from here. We just moved here from Athens, Texas. This is cool.”

Marshall Ballard, left, and his mother Jessica Ballard paint a toy airplane glider during Art in the Park in Doorknobs Park in Nederland on Saturday. Mary Meaux/The News

Marshall Ballard, left, and his mother Jessica Ballard paint a toy airplane glider during Art in the Park in Doorknobs Park in Nederland on Saturday.
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Tents and canopies dotted the landscape offering activities and food. Over at one tent Jessica Ballard helped her son, Marshall Ballard, paint a toy airplane glider.

“It’s our first time to come to Art in the Park. We like it,” Jessica Ballard said. “He’s said, like five times, how awesome it is.”

Children line up to pet a lionhead rabbit inside the petting zoo at Art in the Park in Doorknobs Park in Nederland on Saturday. Mary Meaux/The News

Children line up to pet a lionhead rabbit inside the petting zoo at Art in the Park in Doorknobs Park in Nederland on Saturday.
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The petting zoo was also a popular destination where children had a chance to get up close to some small animals for free.

Inside the Barn Yard Friends area, were different types of chickens, a lionhead rabbit, an 8-year-old African Sulcata tortoise, goats, mini-donkeys, a pot-bellied pig named Elliott, a turkey and more.

Crowds move along the sidewalks during Art in the Park in Doorknobs Park in Nederland on Saturday. Mary Meaux/The News

Crowds move along the sidewalks during Art in the Park in Doorknobs Park in Nederland on Saturday.
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Angela Fanette, director of Nederland Parks and Recreation, said this was the fifth year the city hosted Art in the Park.

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