I tried to blog about this while mobile at the actual street fair, like when Barbara Walters does the classic walking-on-lawn interview, but it proved rather dangerous. I don’t have her grace. We were in Evanston (gross, I know) at Custer’s Last Stand Festival of the Arts on Saturday. Street festivals are like brunches: nice and dependable. You know what to expect. Before we even walked in, I was getting really excited to see all my favorite staples.
Essentials for Creating a Street/’Art’ Fair by Britt B:
-THE SAME CLOTHIERS THAT THEY HAVE AT RENFAIRS: sun-faded, earthy colors, penchant for showing too much old lady cleave. Basically what would follow if Lady Guinevere and a hippie had a baby who was into making her own clothes.
-MIXED-MEDIA ART: canvases with junk glued to them. 800 dollars.
-WOODWORKER: novelty wooden boxes, nutcrackers for all your nutcracking needs.
-KEBAB GOD: kebab god!
-LOCAL JEWELER: 50-something woman with a welder and a dream.
-LEMONADE STAND: the most refreshing thing on earth, run by a kid who’s 15 and can’t legally work.
It was everything I had dreamed of and no more. Like the tides, dude. Street fairs.
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