Area seniors got the opportunity to show off their creative side Saturday.
Primrose Retirement Community hosted its first ever Arts Festival Saturday afternoon with over 20 different displays and hundreds of pieces to view.
"We have a lot of residents here that are artists, and they’re not able to get out and about like they used to," said Cindy Clark, Primrose Sales Director. "So Bob Grayson and I were talking one day, and we decided to bring the art show to them. They’re a part of it today, too. They’re showcasing their art as well as art from the local community."
In addition to the art, there were refreshments, face painting for kids, and musicians from Muskingum University provided entertainment. Bob Grayson owns Gallery G in downtown Zanesville and has been teaching art classes at Primrose since it opened six years ago. Just because many of the artists got a late start, Grayson said that doesn’t mean they don’t have talent.
"From the six years of time, many of the people have evolved into being accomplished artists," Grayson said. "We have people here that have their work out in exhibits, galleries, and the public. Even a couple of the Primrose people have work on display in our gallery downtown, and they’re very active in the art community there."
With the strong turnout and response from the public, Primrose hopes to make the Arts Festival an annual event.