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DULUTH - Thousands of people took advantage of this gorgeous summer day, spending it with family and friends, down in Park Point, all the while browsing some quality art.
The sun was shining bright and smells of delicious food filled the air, but the main attraction at this event was the art.
“It’s well done, a lot of time these things are just little trinkets, but it’s nice art,” Marc Nelsen, a fair goer, said.
“The art we’ve seen here is really interesting and cool to look at and really well done,” Katie Berg, a fair goer, said.
It’s the 43rd year the Park Point Art Fair has been a staple of the Duluth summer, and one volunteer has been through it all.
“I worked my first one in 1982,” William “Boomer” Brown II, a long-time volunteer, said.
And says a lot has changed since the 80s.
“Started as a very, very small deal by the Park Point Community Club, as something to do and also as a fundraiser,” Brown said.
For others, it’s their first time.
Moira Sweeney is a former art teacher and sculptor, but today, she’s showcasing a new project.
“My product is brooches that look old fashioned. They have antique buttons and embroidery. Each one is a little tiny picture, and they’re perfect in themselves,” Moira Sweeney, an exhibitor said.
It’s unique, handmade pieces like these that make this art fair special.
And the fair makes a difference in the Park Point community -- all year round.
“Taking care of our community club, gardens, boardwalks that we’ve built, and we do some dune restoration and tree planting that is supported by the art fair," Carla
Tamburro, Park Point Art Fair Coordinator, said.