Saturday Laura and I headed downtown for the 15th Annual Art in the Park. The festival originally started at as a display by a few local artists in Cleveland Park. It has since migrated to the Falls Park area, with most of the artists booths actually on South Main Street rather than in the park proper.
In the past we’ve been able to find some nice pieces at the festival at reasonable prices. This year instead of art for the wall, I was able to find a beautiful hand-crafted pen.
Since I seem to have jumped head-first into photography lately, I spent more time in the booths that feature photographs. Some were truly spectacular, and I was inspired to try a few new things with my camera. Some were inspiring for completely wrong reasons. I looked at a couple of the booths and thought, "Gosh, my photos are better than this! I may not be such a bad photographer after all!"
I did notice many, many more people with nice cameras out and about. It could be that I’m just more attuned to it, and pay attention to the types of cameras and lenses that folks are carrying around.
After viewing the artwork, we had an excellent lunch at Overlook Grill, then wandered over to the new construction across the river from the Peace Center. They have built a new hotel with a fountain play park. This new area has turned out quite well.