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.

About Penny LeLeux

Penny has worked at The Record Newspapers since 2006. A member of the editorial staff, she has "done everything but print it." Most frequently she writes entertainment reviews and human interest stories, with a little paranormal thrown in from time to time.She has been a lifelong member of the Orangefield community.