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Local artists celebrate Festival on the Fence

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Festival International is just as important to local visual artists as it is to musicians, so in place of the event this year, artists Margo Baker and Dustin Reed have created Festival On The Fence.

"It's our own little version of festival international since there is no festival international this year," says Baker, who will display art on the white fence between her home and Little Veron's Grocery on Rena Drive.

"We are going to have a good time! We might even play some music, hand out some hand sanitizer and we're going to have plasma cutting demonstration in my front yard," says Baker.

As artists, she and Dustin believe it's their job to carry on the spirit of festival and remind people of all the good and beauty in the world.

"I think our traditions, being from the south are very important and festival is just one of those traditions," says Reed.

"I feel like my job as an artist is to make beautiful things and in this time when everyone is worried I think that there's more of an obligation, not only for me to make beautiful things but for other artists to make beautiful things so other people can see them and experience and enjoy them and have the reassurance that things are going to be ok," adds Baker.

They will be outside on Rena Drive from 10 a.m. until sundown on Saturday with art for sale and plenty of socially distant fun to be had.

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