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Manatee Art Festival 2008

by EFStudio , March 9, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: florida, manatee art fair, watercolor...outside…

well...this years show was one for the books. as I mentioned in my last post...saturday was canceled after a stormy overnight friday...but sunday promised to be a beautiful day for a one day art fair. it was a perfect day for a show and a good crowd turned out. however...the crazy happenings were not over yet. first the show layout had to be altered due to some pretty wet areas of the grounds...and despite everyones best effort the new layout was less than ideal. then the very nice and large portable bathroom facility they had brought in for the show decided it wasn't going to work and everyone had to make do with 4 port-a-potties. finally one vendor took ill and the paramedics needed to be called...which resulted in a fire truck and a rescue squad driving thru the art fair to get to that booth...and that was certainly an odd sight...see pic above. we didn't really get many details but we hope all works out for the best. here's hoping that the 2009 manatee art festival catches a break with the weather and is able to go off without a hitch. the new show site is an improvement and they certainly have a lot of people putting in a great deal of work to make the show a success. we wish them the best of luck. next weekend we go to downtown lakewood ranch...10-5 both days...our booth space is D-23 and its near the water fountain. hope to see you there. please call or email if you need directions. thanks for reading...and have a great week.



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