More than 100 artists — and thousands of local residents — will gather at The Village Shops this weekend for the 58th annual Prairie Village Art Show, the second-longest running art show in the metro area behind the Plaza Art Fair.
Organizer Donna Potts said this year’s fair continued to be a sought after placement for artists, with more than 500 applicants vying for the 100 booth spaces. Artists will have their booths open from 5-8 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
In addition to the artists, the event will feature live music and food vendors (more on the food options later today). The Michael Beers Band returns as the headliner for Friday, playing from 7-10 p.m. Blue Orleans will take the stage Saturday from 7-10 p.m.
Saturday will also feature a pancake breakfast by Chris Cakes from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
There will be a children’s area near the clock tower that features tile painting from the Ceramic Cafe, a moonwalk and face painting.
Construction crews early this week began making arrangements to minimize the impact of work at the center on the normal layout and flow of the event. Parking in the lots north of the Village Flower Company building and east of Bruce Smith Drugs will be reduced, though crews are working to open up as much parking as possible ahead of the fair.