Cape Coral Festival of the Arts wraps up Sunday
Festival draws tens of thousands to downtown
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Cape Coral Festival of the Arts wrapped up Sunday night in downtown. Artists say it was a good weekend for business.
Four In Your Corner's Colleen Hogan has more from the artists and art lovers.
Sunday afternoon and the festival showed no signs of winding down. Many people still were out making purchases and browsing the tents.
John Kara is a woodwork artist, who lives part of the year in Lee County.
"All of these can be used as trivets," he said, describing his works of art.
Like most of the artists, he travels the art show circuit, showing his wares at dozens of festivals a year.
"It's good, it really is," he said of his business. "We had a good year last year and so far this year, it's started off well."
Artist Carol Homick is also selling her photography art.
"We have some alphabet photography from Cape Coral," she said. "Anywhere from Connecticut on down through Florida."
Mark Murname picked up a hat from one of the vendors. He owns the Hideaway Waterfront Resort in the Cape.
"We've had several vendors staying here with us this year and many of the other guests are here for the show," he said.
As a small business owner himself, he sees the value of the art festival, both to his business and the Cape in general.
"We try to actually keep it in the Cape if you will," he said. "There's an awful lot of small businesses in Cape Coral."
This was the 28th annual Festival of the Arts.
Colleen Hogan, reporter