Last Saturday, July 13, the second Saturday of the month, I was once again in downtown Gahanna, Ohio, hawking my photographs,
...at the Gahanna Area Arts Council's Second Saturdays Arts in the Alley monthly summer art fair.
Though at previous Arts in the Alleys I've always snagged my own spot from which to sell my books,
...this time I invited a friend and fellow creative to share my tent, a seamstress who makes the most beautiful and finely-detailed clothes for 18" American Girl-style dolls.
Thanks to the enthusiastic young organizers of the Gahanna Area Arts Council,
...our town's monthly summer Arts in the Alleys - formerly First Fridays, now Second Saturdays - always include a special feature of artistic whimsy, such as this giant rubber duck that was conceived by a Danish artist and floated across the rivers of Europe to emphasize that we are all connected,
...or a parade of fanciful soft sculptures made by young art students,
...or performing trapeze artists.
This time the arty surprise was a delightful invasion of balloon creatures.
Manned - and womaned - by the intrepid young Gahanna Area Arts Council volunteers, a unicorn, giraffe, and three flamingos rambled among the booths and people,
...to the delight of everyone.
It was definitely art for the young at heart.
"Equal And Opposite Reactions"
by Patti Liszkay
Buy it on Amazon:
The Book Loft
of German Village,
Or check it out at the Columbus Metropolitan Library
I am a traveler just visiting this planet and reporting various and sundry observations,
hopefully of interest to my fellow travelers.