Painting event joins Fall Festival Sunday lineup


By Heather Lusk

Sunday is typically a quiet day in the Fall Festival entertainment tent.

Lions Club members Amy Lacy and Pam Wertenberger with their rustic wood paintings. (submitted photo)

That’s something the Lions Club wants to change, so it has added unique painting events, complete with wine and snacks on the last day of the event.

Two options – a canvas painting of the Main Street clock and a wood painting of the state of Indiana – can be created Sept. 10 in the Entertainment Tent. All supplies, plus a glass of wine, are included.

The design of the clock painting, which will be taught from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., was created by artist Sarah Weder, owner of Paint and Party Indy, as something special for the Lions Club fundraising event.

“When I choose a painting, I want it to be friendly to someone who is a non-artist,” she said. Her art was inspired by Zionsville and the fall colors.

The second piece of art can be customized to read “Zionsville” or “Indiana.” The painting lesson for the rustic wood piece with an outline of the state will be from 3 to 5 p.m.

LeighAnn Akard was among a handful of Lions Club members who practicde painting the items instructed by Weder to ensure the lessons would go smoothly. Akard said the artwork was appropriate for all skill levels.

“It’s not nearly as complicated as it looks,” she said.

The Lions Club has attempted other events on Sundays in the entertainment tent, such as a church service and student events. But Akard hopes this idea will be the one that sticks.

“We’re just hoping maybe groups will come in,” she said. “Grab your girlfriends and let the kids and husbands go play in the park.”

The cost to paint each item is $40, with a portion going to Lions Park. Reservations must be made in advance online at


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