Variety and weather equals Park Art success

Aaron Stuckel
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Buskers perform while market-goers weave throughout the many booths at Park Art on Sunday.

With over 50 booths in the park in front of the Museum and Art Gallery (MAG), this year’s Park Art market saw large turnouts, and organizers were very happy with the success.

“It was a very good day with good weather and the booths have been great,” said Ross Melanson, administrative assistant at MAG. “They’re sales went well.”

There was a constant flow of people streaming through the park as buskers performed fiddle tunes and vendours sold everything from finger puppets to hand-carved woodworkings.

“We’re trying to look for people with like-minds,” said Kelly Taylor-Faye, who was selling eco-body care products. “A lot of times people who are looking for natural products will come through areas like this.”

Taylor-Faye said his first year at Park Art went very well and he was happy with the response from customers.

“Moose Jaw is a great town and we will probably be back next year,” he said.

Other vendours have made Park Art an annual event where they can come and enjoy Canada Day festivities while still selling their product.

“We’ve been coming here for about four or five years now. It’s always a really nice Canada Day with nice weather and great people,” said Angela Filbert who was selling homemade soaps and other beauty products. “We do really well here.”

But vendours weren’t the only ones making Park Art a tradition. Kathleen Froese said she’s been to just about every one since it started. And, with beautiful weather throughout the day, she said this year was one of the best.

“For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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