"I just started sketching and this is what came out of it," the
While the T-shirt featured vendors lined along the world's crookedest street, organizers chose to stay off the
"It's hard for them to set up on the alley," said
That didn't stop many from climbing
All variations of art, including pottery, photography, drawings, jewelry, stained glass, paintings, garden art, metal work, textiles, mixed media and sculptures were on display -- most ready for sale.
The event attracted 75 artists, some from as far as 1,300 miles away.
"I lived here 30 years ago and my sister still lives here," said
Sunday was the first time the
"Last year, I missed it by one week, so I had my sister contact the
While in the area, he will show his wares at a festival later this week in
"I have particular artists I see every year," she said. "I wish we had more events like this instead of all the small craft shows."
"There's a variety of everything and you get a little bit of everything here," he said.
Ervin's work is on display at the
"Sometimes you just have a piece that you like so much, you don't want to sell it," he said.
The fair also had children's station, chalk art presentation, a framer, food vendors and T-shirts with Robertson's design for sale.
While displays were limited to
Fortunately, partly cloudy skies dominated, the rain stayed away, temperatures flirted with 90 degrees and patrons appreciated the art-filled booths under the comfort of leafy trees as they have for nearly 50 years.
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