The ‘Windy City’ wasn’t Chicago, Saturday
Art in the ‘Windy City’ Saturday had nothing to do with Chicago.
Other than cool temperatures and a “little” extra wind, it was a beautiful day for Art in the Park, held in Orange.
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A few vendors packed it in when Mother Nature kept knocking their tents over, but for those that stayed, it turned out to be a good day.
“The only one that didn’t do good was the ice cream man,” said one of the concession workers. He commented that the ice cream stand shut down around noon.
Occasionally, a big gust of wind sent handmade cards, and paint palettes flying down the streets. The booths facing Green Avenue, manned by Stark Foundation entities no longer had the cover on their tents. It was easier to leave the frame work up but remove the actual tent. Sylvia Dickey Smith and her sister, Glenda Merrell put tarps along two sides of their booth to help cut down on the bite of the wind.
But a little wind didn’t stop a great event. Kids made cards by painting leaves and imprinting the image.
The American Association of University Women has a good turnout at their book sale in front of the Lutcher Theatre.
Smith had such a good day, she had to shut down to have books left to sell at her next signing Monday at the Bread Box.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Art Club had plenty of customers for their face painting.
Roger Hanks showed off his crosses made from wood, while Dee Gipson offered highly detailed animal woodcarvings.
Despite the wind, it was a successful day for most.