"A lot of us, I think, were here as kids at this park," Ardinger said.
Now, Ardinger serves as co-chair for the annual Long's Park Art & Craft Festival -- a festival he said he has served for the past 30 years.
Ardinger said the "great group of people," both artists and attendees, keep him coming back each year.
The outdoor festival transforms the park each year into an art gallery, with 200 artisans from 34 states and as far as
"It's just a great way to spend a day," Ardinger said. "The atmosphere of the park, the shade -- what a relaxing way to spend
"There's really some exceptional art to see here," Hendricks said.
The festival also features live music, as well as an upscale food court catered by local restaurants and vendors.
Event hours are
"Come see your friends," Ardinger said. "The whole community is here."
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