PHOTOS: Art In The Park Breaks Attendance Record For Arts & Crafts Lovers

Saturday June 7th, 2014

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Hanging planters are displayed at Works in Clay by David G. Moynihan

Thousands of people packed Willistead Park under sunny skies, Saturday, for the thirty-sixth edition of Art in the Park.

Windsor’s first festival of the summer drew long lines in the morning as shoppers scrambled to check out exciting wares from 268 arts and crafts vendors.

Art in the Park organizers say Saturday’s shoppers broke an attendance record for the festival.

Over 15,000 paying guests went to the festival on Saturday, up from 10350 in 2013.

A wood sculpture sits prominently near the aisle

Thousands of shoppers packed the park early in the morning

Pocket Squares’ Alex Gayowsky displays her literary-inspired planners and stationery products

London’s Sun Sweet Catering sells sauces and spreads

Plants grow from repurposed lightbulbs

Shoppers line up to buy from Michaud Toys, makers of handcrafted wooden games

Hand blown glass ornaments are displayed at La Glasserie. Proprietor Asem Nada from Mississauga was proud to sell his wares in Windsor.

La Glasserie

Local business C’est Bon serves up samples of gourmet nuts. Cam and Aileen Nadeau run the business.

“Spoontulas” combine the scooping power of a spoon with the easy spreading of a spatula at Masterpiece woodworking

Shoppers use Willistead Park’s new paths as a shortcut to the gate

A woman in a wheelchair utilizes Willistead Park’s new asphalt paths. The paths were added recently to make the park accessible.

Grey Goose Vodka bottles are repurposed as glassware by Ottawa artist Diane Proulx of Out Of Ruins

Fresh maple syrup bottles are lined up at Uncle Richard’s

Popper’s Kettle Korn

Shoppers enjoy a bite to eat at the Spirit Tent

Amherstburg’s Freda Jane’s Inc. sells hand-crafted soap and bath and body products

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