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Moist and delayed opening for Fairhope Arts & Crafts Competition

UPDATE (3:45 p.m.): WKRG Information 5’s Devon Walsh showcased artist Emily Taylor Fendig from St. Simons Island, Ga at the festival.  Fendig grew up in Mobile and invested time alongside the Eastern Shore as a baby. Her paintings attribute coastal scenes utilizing acrylics. Fendig introduced many paintings of the Fairhope Pier and the clock in downtown Fairhope.

UPDATE (2:45 p.m.): The wind Friday morning whipped amongst the streets of Fairhope. One stonework artist said his tent blew absent in the early portion of the storm. Many goods fell and broke in the wind. WKRG Information 5 was underneath the tent with the vendor when another potent gust of air and rain arrived through.

UPDATE (2:30 p.m.): The French Quarter in Fairhope was decked out for the arts & crafts festival. Watch the video down below for a stroll via the back garden and out to the pageant streets.

UPDATE (2:00 p.m.): A single vendor talks with WKRG Information 5 about braving out the weather conditions and starting up profits Friday afternoon.

UPDATE (12:20 p.m.): Vendors are starting to unpack the bins and hold artwork in Fairhope. The artwork pageant is anticipated to bring hundreds of buyers. Many groups of people today are braving the few remaining bands of rain to store in regional shops ahead of examining out the handcrafted items. 

A live glimpse at downtown Fairhope for the 70th Arts and Crafts Festival:

UPDATE (11:45 a.m.): Vendors are preventing rain and powerful winds at the Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival. Some tents are blown over, many others are broken. A couple of distributors with stonework experienced pieces shattered in solid wind gusts. 

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — 10:30 am — Organizers delayed day 1 of the 2022 Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival due to critical weather.

Sirens rang out about 10:10 a.m. Friday, March 18 warning people about a significant thunderstorm. Significant downpours and potent winds stuffed the Japanese Shore through the morning.

WKRG News 5’s Initial Notify Storm Crew is subsequent the critical climate threat for the region.

Artists are bunkered down and tents are lining the downtown streets transforming the little town into a walking art gallery.

230 suppliers are set to promote handcrafted pieces around the 3-day party.

Locate out far more about the pageant here.