Annual Plaza Art Fair basks in unusually warm weather

With the weather being unusually warm for this time of year, it didn’t keep Kansas Citians from walking alongside the resplendent art at the Annual Plaza Art Fair over the weekend.

Held at a time of the year when the weather is mild, the Art Fair encountered unusual temperatures, with the high being above 90.

Although there were a heap of concurrent attractions such as food tents and live music stages, the arts, local and otherwise, were the main centerpiece.

One of the many locally known artists, cartoonist Charlie Podrebarac, put an optimistic spin on the weather at the fair.

Street performers entertained festival goers and shoppers. (Source: Dasia Chavis).

Street performers entertained festival goers and shoppers. (Source: Dasia
Chavis).

“It’s not raining!” he said enthusiastically. He didn’t bemoan the heat and instead seemed to welcome it. Podrebarac said he was also quite pleased with the crowd this year.

There were several artists from all over the nation who traveled to Kansas City to display their art. Mary F. Fischer, from Dripping Springs, Texas, gave a less-than-enthusiastic commentary about the weather.

“It sucks, frankly!” she said.

“I love Kansas City. It’s a neat place!” said Jerry Brem, of Lady’s Island, South Carolina who was more than enthused for this year’s fair. He also said that the town had a nice vibe to it. It was Brem’s second year attending and he had a ticklish zest for Kansas City.

“I was so pleasantly surprised at what a vibrant community it is!” said Robin Kittleson of Geneva, Illinois. She was full of excitement for having her exhibit displayed in Kansas City. It was her second year being at the Plaza Art Fair.

For more information about the Art Fair, visit http://www.plazaartfair.com.

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