Something for everyone at the arts festival

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BROOKINGS – A warm weekend and occasional looming storm clouds couldn’t keep the crowds away from Pioneer Park as attendees enjoyed the 48th annual Brookings Summer Arts Festival this past weekend.

Above, Mickey Gisi and Christi Knispel, from near Alexandria, Minnesota, and Shay Huhta of Lake Benton, Minnesota, all from the Prairie Fiber Arts Guild, turn sheep’s wool into yarn in the living history area.

Below 1, Jamison Lamp, Pat Thue and Roshal Lamp, all of Brookings, look at prints at the Nature in Watercolor & Acrylics booth from Sandy Kay Hunter of Ottawa, Kansas.

Below 2, granddaughter Aurora Klein, 10, and grandmother Connie Hoefer, both of Sioux Falls, check out the creations made by Scott “The Nature Artist” Mertens, also of Sioux Falls.

Below 3, volunteers including student musicians man the Brookings Bobcat Band Boosters booth, slicing and squeezing lemons and filling cups with ice and fresh-squeezed lemonade.

Below 4, blacksmith Dean Slader gives a iron forging demonstration in the living history area.

Below 5, arts festival attendees check out the antiques area in Pioneer Park.

Below 6, singer Shelby Lentz entertains crowds on the west stage midday Saturday.

Below 7, the crew at the All American Kettle Korn booth mixes up freshly popped popcorn before it's bagged.


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