We just learned that the Montclair Cooperative School will not be holding its annual Art in the Park–the super cool art and family festival. From a message on their website:

The Board of Trustees of the Montclair Cooperative School has decided to suspend Art in the Park for this year. Art in the Park was scheduled to be held April 30 – May 2, 2010 at the Montclair Art Museum. We appreciate everyone who expressed interest in the show, but the current economic climate has taken a toll on the total number of artist applications; consequently, it is not prudent to produce the show this year.

My family loved Art in the Park. We saw our first Elizabeth Mitchell concert at one and Kristen and I had a blast introducing Barista Kids to everyone there last year.
The Co-op will hold a fundraiser instead called The Forest Street Flea Market and Craft Festival and is calling for artists & crafters:


The Montclair Cooperative School presents The Forest Street Flea Market and Craft Festival on Saturday, June 5 from 8 am to 6 pm on the grounds of its school, at the corner of Chestnut and Forest Streets in Montclair , NJ . If you are an emerging artist, a designer, a vintage collector, or a handmade crafter, we want you to sell your goods at our festival! Nice outdoor weather is on its way. Shoppers will be out in droves for this school fundraiser that will be well publicized in all local media outlets. The cost is $75 for a 10 x 10 space. Bring your own display and shade. Coffee and bagels available in the morning followed by a full barbeque and bake sale. Live music is also scheduled. Located around the block from the popular Montclair Farmers Market.
Send email inquiries here or call 973-783-4955, extension 17.

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