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(Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

(Elizabeth Lewis – Daily Press)

(Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

(Elizabeth Lewis – Daily Press)

 

 

Above, Artesians peruse the array of craft booths Saturday at the annual Art in the Park event at Central Park. Attendees enjoyed mild weather, food, and a chance to get a head start on their holiday shopping, all to the sound of the Artesia Public Schools bands, who hold their cakewalk fundraiser in conjunction with the festival. At right, Vicky Miller and Lettie Romo pause for a photo in their booth offering handmade wreaths with different themes.

 

 

 

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    Sharon Thomas and her dog, Gus, stop by one of the vendor booths. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

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    Lisa Dillon directs the Artesia High School band as they prepare to play “Proud Mary,” one of their signature marching-band pieces. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

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    Erin Allen stands in her booth, Lucky Antler Creations, with home decor pieces she makes using antlers. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

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    Jo Henderson of Lubbock, Texas, embroiders at her booth while waiting for the next customer to arrive. Henderson owns Jo’s Art in Thread, an embroidery and craft business. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

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    Ginny Bush stands on a square during the cakewalk, hoping to hear her number called. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

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    A child paints a rainbow onto a canvas on the gazebo at Central Park. Juli Newton, art teacher at Zia Intermediate, provided canvases for those who wanted to bring out their creative side. (Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)