With THREE art, sculpture (and wine) shows happening the same weekend in Loveland, there will be a lot of things to see, music to hear and.... traffic to deal with. So, why not just take the shuttle?

Dave Jensen, TSM

The 50th annual ‘Art in the Park', the 33rd annual ‘Sculpture in the Park’, and the 2nd annual 'Loveland Fine Art and Wine' shows are happening this weekend (Aug 12, 13,14, 2016) in Loveland. 'Art in the Park' will take place at North Lake Park on Saturday and Sunday, ‘Sculpture in the Park’ will be at Benson Sculpture Garden on Saturday and Sunday, and the Loveland Fine Art and Wine Festival will be at what I call 'Benson II' - the extension of Benson Sculpture Garden, just west of Loveland High School on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Something I learned from The Reporter-Herald, is Art in the Park won't be having a beer garden this year. Bummer. There will be wine tastings, but that's about it. Bummer again. Regardless, thousands of people from ALL OVER will be coming to Loveland to see these shows. It should make everyone who lives there very proud that Loveland is hosting these events, but it will be crazy for the weekend. Just, crazy!

The three shows have pooled their resources on some things, including the free shuttles that folks can take to the shows, to avoid all the traffic. Whether you're coming from the north, south, east or west- they'll have you covered. Unless you live downtown, where there won't be a pick-up/drop-off; you'll just have to bike in!

The shuttles will be dropping people off on 29th Street between Benson Sculpture Garden and North Lake Park- right in the middle- so you can easily get to whichever event you'd like to visit. Keep in mind, that 29th will be closed down between Taft and Custer, with only handicapped parking available.

Shuttle location #1                       King of Glory Church (Wilson and 29th)

Shuttle Location #2               City of Loveland Service Center (Wilson and 1st)

Shuttle Location #3                     Thompson Valley Towne Center (Taft and Hwy 402)

Shuttle Location #4                     Orchards Shopping Center (29th and 287)

Shuttle Location #5                     Buffalo Wild Wings – at the Marketplace at Centerra

The first shuttles TO the shows will leave at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and on Sunday.  The last shuttles to get to the shows will leave at 3:30 p.m. on both days. The last shuttles BACK to the stops will leave the shows at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Yes-- the shuttles are FREE!  So, take advantage and have fun!

Get more on 'Art in the Park' - HERE

Get more on 'Sculpture in the Park' - HERE

Get More on the  'Loveland Fine Art and Wine Festival' - HERE