This year's festival brought back a popular and entertaining event with the Quick Draw, held during the reception prior to the Mayor's Celebration of the Arts.
Four artists, Dawn Lawrence Floen, Graham Flatt, Cindy Sorley-Keichinger and Janet Magdanz, each created an original work of art in the space of one hour. Reception attendees could watch the creative process and bid on the art, with proceeds going to the Arts Without Borders Bursary Fund. In the end over $1800 was raised and we all got to observe the creative process.
The overcast skies and threat of rain didn't deter people from attending this year's Downtown Street Festival. Popular activities included both glitter and henna tattoos, face painting, bubble blowing, bouncy castles and street hockey.
There was also food to suit many tastes: hamburgers, hotdogs, cotton candy, pie. The Indian selections smelled great.
The festival stage featured a lot of local talent performing for an appreciative crowd.
My favourite part of the Art Market were the fascinators. I really enjoyed watching people try them on. (Not me, I'm not much for hats).
We still have some space available for additional submissions for our Book Spine Poetry Gallery at Lloydminster Public Library. You now have until Thursday, June 7 to get your poems in.