Made-to-order autumn weather – warm but breezy – blessed the annual Millstream Arts Festival, which attracted thousands to downtown St. Joseph on Sept. 29.
For six hours, visitors strolled up and down the city’s main street and onto its side streets to enjoy dozens of exhibits of arts and crafts, a variety of live music and plenty of food from food vendors.
The arts and crafts included a mind-boggling variety of offerings: paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, plaques, photography, wood products, textiles and even handmade canoes.
Special features this year included a tribute exhibition to the late James Loso, a long-time St. Joseph potter who died a year ago, a series of nine paintings of “Our Lady of Guadalupe” in the St. Joseph Catholic Church’s Gathering Place and an open-mic session for readings of prose and poetry.photo by Dennis Dalman
During the Millstream Arts Festival in downtown St. Joseph, Paul Imholte entertains visitors by performing tunes on his dulcimer.
Three friends relax above the street while listening to live music from a nearby band during the Millstream Arts Festival.
A long line forms in front of a food booth serving Greek gyro pocket sandwiches. On a beautiful early-autumn day, the Millstream Arts Festival in downtown St. Joseph attracted thousands of people who sauntered down main street to enjoy art works, music and food.
Festival-goers sit down for a bite to eat at one of the many lunch tables set up on the streets during the Millstream Arts Festival in St. Joseph. A fine autumn day, warm with a breeze, was perfect for all who attended.
A hula-hoop dancer named “Scarlette” performs for visitors at the Millstream Arts Festival.
Handmade canoes intrigue passersby at the “Zapf Legacy Canoes” booth at the Millstream Arts Festival.
A couple ponders a painting at one of the many art booths set up on main street during the annual Millstream Arts Festival in St. Joseph.