Public parks have been largely neglected by federal policy-makers in recent years, aside from proposals for ransacking their natural resources or privatizing admission. Among the grassroots efforts initiated on a more local level to counter budget shortages is the annual Posters for Parks, the collaborative brainchild of People for Parks and LoveMplsParks.org. With more than 40 artists and designers enlisted to the cause, the event showcases an eclectic spectrum of original works, each inspired by our revered parks system. Whether a pastoral sketch of an iconic landmark or an abstract representation of an environmental wonder, each of the featured posters is a singular celebration of our expansive system. Hosted by Royal Foundry Craft Spirits, the four-hour event encourages attendees to not just enthuse over the art, but to purchase a print souvenir of their own. Proceeds from each purchase will be evenly split between the artist and People for Parks.