An artist works at her craft during the Ice Cream Social and Artists in the Park event at Beckman Mill. This year’s summer celebration is set for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Admission, activities and treats are free, with donations appreciated.Photo submitted
BELOIT — Everyone is invited to join the Friends of Beckman Mill for their annual Ice Cream Social and Artists in the Park event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21.
The event is free in Beckman Mill County Park, 11600 S. County Highway H, Beloit.
Artists from around the region will display and talk about their works in an open-air gallery. Some artists will have paintings for sale.
Children are invited to play “I Spy at Beckman Mill” and explore the grounds to find an object for their own work of art. Sketching tips, canvas, paints and matting materials will be provided so that children may bring home their art to display.
At 2:30 p.m., visitors are invited to try their hand at helping to make fresh ice cream and getting a taste of the old-fashioned treat.
Other free activities will include grinding demonstrations at the mill, strolling along the oak savanna boardwalk, visiting the museum, fishing in the millpond and enjoying concertina music and ice cream in the shelter.
There is no charge for any of the activities or the treats, but donations are appreciated.
For information, call 608-751-1551, go online to beckmanmill.org or find them on Facebook at Friends of Beckman Mill Inc.