March 20, 2023


Without Art It's Really Boring!!!

Damp and delayed opening for Fairhope Arts & Crafts Competition

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UPDATE (3:45 p.m.): WKRG Information 5’s Devon Walsh showcased artist Emily Taylor Fendig from St. Simons Island, Georgia at the festival.  Fendig grew up in Mobile and spent time together the Jap Shore as a kid. Her paintings aspect coastal scenes utilizing acrylics. Fendig brought numerous paintings of the Fairhope Pier and the clock in downtown Fairhope.

UPDATE (2:45 p.m.): The wind Friday morning whipped in between the streets of Fairhope. One stonework artist said his tent blew away in the early part of the storm. Multiple objects fell and broke in the wind. WKRG Information 5 was less than the tent with the vendor when one more potent gust of air and rain came via.

UPDATE (2:30 p.m.): The French Quarter in Fairhope was decked out for the arts & crafts pageant. Watch the video clip down below for a stroll through the backyard garden and out to the festival streets.

UPDATE (2:00 p.m.): A person vendor talks with WKRG Information 5 about braving out the temperature and starting up revenue Friday afternoon.

UPDATE (12:20 p.m.): Vendors are starting off to unpack the boxes and hang art in Fairhope. The art festival is anticipated to convey countless numbers of buyers. Many groups of folks are braving the couple of remaining bands of rain to store in neighborhood suppliers ahead of examining out the handcrafted goods. 

A stay look at downtown Fairhope for the 70th Arts and Crafts Competition:

UPDATE (11:45 a.m.): Suppliers are preventing rain and solid winds at the Fairhope Arts & Crafts Competition. Some tents are blown around, many others are broken. A number of sellers with stonework had pieces shattered in robust wind gusts. 

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — 10:30 am — Organizers delayed working day a person of the 2022 Fairhope Arts & Crafts Competition because of to intense weather conditions.

Sirens rang out all-around 10:10 a.m. Friday, March 18 warning people about a extreme thunderstorm. Large downpours and solid winds crammed the Japanese Shore in the course of the morning.

WKRG Information 5’s 1st Alert Storm Team is following the critical weather conditions risk for the space.

Artists are bunkered down and tents are lining the downtown streets transforming the compact town into a walking art gallery.

230 vendors are established to promote handcrafted items more than the a few-day celebration.

Obtain out more about the festival listed here.

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