Monday, March 17, 2008

Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival

I can't believe I forgot to remind you about the Fairhope Arts Festival which took place this past weekend. It's a fantastic event and well worth the drive from Pensacola to Fairhope, Alabama.

Fairhope is located along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. Its streets are lined with trees and hanging baskets. Bricked sidewalks were left ample room for plantings of colorful flowers.

Stroll the streets and enjoy the cottages, homes and buildings now converted into upscale shops.

The face painters are always popular and you can see why. Look at the great job this artist is doing.

Streets are lined with exhibitors. Unfortunately this is one event where a photographer is not always welcome. Artists work very hard and some prefer not to share photos of their creative talent for others to duplicate.

Restaurant row of the festival!

No one is looking at this whimiscal exhibit as I walk by, so I took a quick photo.

A young local artist doesn't mind if I photograph him!

Azaleas, a garden swing, and a patch of shade. Wouldn't this be a nice place to escape on summer afternoons with a big pitcher of lemonade.

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