GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Green Bay is all about art this weekend.
After a year-long hiatus, Art Street is back for the 40th time. It is a fine arts festival and artists must be selected to participate.
The organizers expect around 125 artists to come out this year to exhibit their work. This is less than in previous years because the organizers had less time to plan the event.
If the weather stays fine all weekend, the organizers estimate around 70,000 people will come to Art Street.
“There’s nothing like Art Street,” says Darrel “Chopper” Bowman, a potter who is selling his work on Art Street this weekend. “So come out and see things and when you do – don’t just go out into the middle of the street and say, isn’t it cool to step into every booth, because there isn’t anyone here who doesn’t have something that is really breathtaking if you take a second to look at the details. “
After the event couldn’t take place last summer due to the pandemic, those who are part of it say they are glad to be back.
“It feels really good because it was so difficult to cancel last year,” says Silvija Jensen, who is volunteering at the event. “It was just so sad, we got a lot of hugs and a lot of happy people.”
Artists say events like this one are a great opportunity to sell their art and get known.