Over 100 artists at the 51st annual Park Point art fair
The 51st annual Park Point art fair has been a longstanding tradition for the Park Point community. The art fair has been going over for more than 50 years. However, there was a two-year hiatus from the COVID-19 Pandemic. This year, with over 100 artists showcasing their paintings, sculpture and more, there was plenty to see.
Jake Kapsner, a volunteer for the 51st annual Park Point art fair said the longevity of the art fair, is because of the spontaneity and creativity found in the Northland and beyond. “Around 15 years ago, we added a little music stage. We added like a children’s make and take area of family art free activities. But you know the visual art is the is the focus.” Kapsner said. “It’s a wonderful chance to meet really excellent artists who are doing their own original work. And you get to check it out, ask them how they do it, get the stories behind why they do it, how they do it, where they’re from.”
One of the artists Wilmer Roballo, of Duluth Driftwood Art, said it was his first year showcasing his driftwood sculptures at the Park Point art fair. “I’m so happy that the local people and people who came from other cities, they are amazing with the sculpture because it’s about them.” Roballo said. “I have to tell you that I began with the art in my fifties. Never, never in my mind, I think that I am an artist, but the process and the dream showed me this new experience. And being in touch with art is the most amazing experience. You really discover another side of the real life.”