The old saying about Madison’s Art Fair On The Square taking place during the hottest weekend of the year does not work this summer. Any weekend seems to be the hottest.
On Saturday James and I strolled about, and had a very enjoyable time. With the aid of breezes that cooled us as we rounded each major street corner, along with ice-cold lemonades we made it through the whole fair, including Art Fair Off The Square. There were fewer people than previous events, and I saw only one major purchase taking place. That was a metal art piece being taken off the display area, and prepared for taking home. It was a very modern type of design, and nothing that I would care to own.
While there were many items that stood out and even beckoned, the prices were prohibitive. That however did stop me from thinking where I would place certain items if they somehow landed at our home. That seems to be the case every year, and yet this fair remains a summer tradition for us. I love to walk and look at all that is offered.
One such item that is always for sale at the fair, and always draws my attention is the ‘whirly gig’. Made of metal (and in a few cases glass) these creations are able to blow in the wind at endless directions with high rates of speed. They were priced at only $6,000 to $16,000. (Order me two, please.) I have no real problem with such prices as they are truly remarkable creations, and the artist should be compensated.
The other item that made me smile, and take a photo was the banjo playing baby kangaroo. The amusing part to this story was that on Saturday night about 8:00 P.M. as James and I were heading out for a late dinner this piece of art was loaded on a pickup truck and going home with someone.