Rain and COVID make for smaller sized crowds at Artwork Competition

With umbrellas in hand, art enthusiasts put up with a small drizzle Saturday afternoon as they admired the masterpieces displayed by artists during the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Annual Art Festival. 

Sculptors, photographers, abstract painters, and a lot more confirmed off their creativeness at their tents that designed a route beneath the oak trees in the parks and lined Calhoun Avenue.

Copper artist Shawn Raba poses fora portrait in his booth at the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Annual Art Festival on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

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Copper artist Shawn Raba usually participates in about 13 demonstrates a yr. With the pandemic nevertheless looming, this just one is his third in a 12 months and a half. 

“I imagine the temperature has dampened the turnout,” said Raba.

Compact teams took a crack from the sprinkling rain while seated below umbrellas to take pleasure in stay performances on the stage positioned among the parks. 

The park was significantly much less crowded than in a long time earlier owing to the limitations set in location to limit the group sizing and reduce the distribute of the coronavirus. 

Art lovers enjoy a morning outdoors of shopping as they make their way from one artist's booth to the next during the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Annual Art Festival on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

“We truly feel like we are ready to genuinely see each artist’s booth improved,” claimed Lisa Baggett who was enjoying the morning with her partner. “It would seem like it has been handled well, we don’t sense at danger.” 

Each individual artist was sporting a mask and the majority of these strolling from booth to booth had been undertaking so as well. 

Achieve photojournalist Alicia Devine at [email protected] or on Twitter @alicia_c_devine. Check out her pictures on Instagram @adevinephotography.

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