Between showers, young and old had good fun at ArtSoup

Dennis Chuba, local builder and stage actor, got "happy feet" when Jared Schreifels started playing polka tunes on the Concertina. Chuba grabbed the gal pal of a friend (he didn't catch her name) and started dancing. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Dennis Chuba, local builder and stage actor, got “happy feet” when Jared Schreifels played polka tunes on the Concertina. Chuba grabbed the gal pal of a friend (he didn’t catch her name) and started dancing on the street. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

 

Elk River’s annual (formerly bi-annual) ArtSoup festival was held last Saturday interrupted by one big downpour around noon and intermittent showers later. Patrons of all ages seemed to be having a pretty good time in between enjoying food, music and art. ArtSoup is a celebration of local artists, craftsmen and musicians. It features a juried art show at Elk River Area Arts Alliance, sale of many kinds of art on the streets, and musical entertainment on the Riverfront stage throughout the day, including a ballet exposition this year. Here are a few scenes for the 2013 ArtSoup.

Members of North Ballet of Rogers performed scenes from "Paquita" on the Riverfront stage. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Members of North Ballet of Rogers performed scenes from “Paquita” on the Riverfront stage. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

A young lady named Aliyah, whose grandmother was babysitting her and brought her to ArtSoup, got her face painted cat-style by Lauren Rudy. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

A young lady named Aliyah, whose grandmother was babysitting her and brought her to ArtSoup, got her face painted cat-style by Lauren Rudy. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

This pastel drawing by Laura Irwin-Schack of Cedar got Best in Show at the Elk River Arts Alliance expo of art work.

This pastel drawing by Laura Irwin-Schack of Cedar got Best in Show at the Elk River Arts Alliance expo of art work.

Two beaming children had their photos taken in the "Annie" poster, calling attention to Elk River Community Theatre's next show. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Two beaming children had their photos taken in the “Annie” poster, calling attention to Elk River Community Theatre’s next show. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Jared Schreifels again, this time capturing the attention of a little gal who liked  his rendition of "Mockingbird Hill." (Photo by Bruce Strand_

Jared Schreifels again, this time capturing the attention of a little gal who liked his rendition of “Mockingbird Hill.” (Photo by Bruce Strand)

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