SOUTH BEND — At 87, local artist Joan Tweedell will return to this weekend’s Leeper Park Art Fair for the 40th time — her past — setting up a tent with her most up-to-date block prints of wild birds but also some older oil paintings at “irresistibly diminished rates.”  

She’ll clean up from decades of guiding this fair and pivot to a new everyday living in close proximity to Cape Cod’s shore birds. 

She’ll occur to a park that has presently created its key pivot. Past time, two several years in the past, artists packed into the east side of Leeper Park so that the demolished duck pond could give way to a new, formal structure. This weekend, artists’ tents will line up back on the west side to kind a T, following the new concrete paths and the historic Studebaker Fountain and the sidewalks by Riverside Drive, which will be closed to automobiles.