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OUT AND ABOUT: A season-ending “Art in the Park”

Blowing Rock Market is certainly getting in the spirit of the season. CLICK TO ENLARGE

By David Rogers. October 3, 2020. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Calendar year 2020 will undoubtedly go down as one of the strangest in human history, what with a months-long global pandemic, face coverings used to make fashion statements and promote businesses or organizations instead of being known as masks to hide outlaws, cancelled or postponed special events, compromised sports competitions, and all the more divisive rancor between political parties.

COVER IMAGE: A couple of Art in the Park patrons admire an exhibit. All photographic images by David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

And yet, on Saturday the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce-hosted “Art in the Park” — the final event in the series for the year — was blessed with great weather, enthusiastic crowds, and plenty of inspiring pieces produced and offered by some of the region’s best artisans and craftsmen.

“Rhino” shows off his hand-crafted pipes, each made from exotic hardwoods from around the world — and all their natural colors.

The Carolina Snowbelles used the Art in the Park “location” to shoot a promotional video. Next door to the event venue, Blowing Rock Market was teeming with folks enjoying the afternoon autumn ambience, with hints of harvest time as well as Halloween just around the corner.

It was a spectacular autumn day for residents and visitors alike in Blowing Rock.

The patio area of The Blowing Rock Market was a popular spot for relaxing after a trip through the art exhibits.
Face coverings and directional guidance helped keep Art in the Park compliant with the Governor’s protocol mandates.
Now here is an odd couple — but lots of fun!

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