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Kelly Rigoni (right) posing with a couple from Findlay who purchased this print at Arts in the Park on Sunday.

The Port Clinton Artists’ Club had another successful Arts in the Park August 2 and 3 despite the rain. Over 120 vendors were at Lakeview Park over the weekend for the event. The vendor spots were sold out and this year, just like years past, there was a waiting list for those who might cancel.

President of the Port Clinton Artists’ Club and Co-Show Director Rosalie Kastelic commended her vendors for their patience and quick thinking over the weekend.

“During the storm on Saturday, vendors moved their cars to block the wind and sand coming off of the lake and beach,” said Kastelic. “We could have lost a lot of products, but we didn’t thanks to smart, quick thinking by our vendors.”

The storm did force vendors to put the sides down on their tents and take a breather from the festivities, but the entertainment didn’t stop. 

“The Fostoria Lake Plains Barbershop Chorus started the entertainment and they played under the shelter house while it was raining,” said Kastelic. “Then Rosemary Schramm and a saxophone accompanist set up in the corner of the shelter house and people were dancing in the rain. An older couple went out, holding hands, and started dancing. Rosemary started singing “Sunshine, you are my sunshine” and they kissed. It was beautiful.”

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