Following a long 12 months of no situations, Lincoln Park was at the time again bustling with enjoyment as the Greeley Arts Picnic 2021 received underway.

The arts picnic is the very first substantial-scale event in Lincoln Park due to the fact COVID-19 canceled past year’s arts picnic, Monster Working day and the OktoBREWfest.

Extra than 150 artists, food sellers and organizations lined the perimeter of the park, showcasing every thing from stained glass and special steel property art to large rice crispy treats and a functionality from Greeley’s Elvis, George Gray.

GREELEY, CO – JULY 24:A magician performs a magic demonstrate for households in the course of the 2021 Greeley Arts Picnic at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley July 24, 2021. The event, canceled in 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, functions artists, food and drink sellers, performances for grownups and children and much more. (Alex McIntyre/Employees Photographer)

“It’s great and enjoyable to be out in the group once again seeing men and women,” claimed Alex Burke, a photographer.

Burke is a landscape photographer who apparently doesn’t use digital media to capture his wonderful scenes of waterfalls, prairies and mountains.

“I shoot using massive format film, so I actually use a 4-by-5 digital camera with no electronics in it,” he defined. “I photograph a lot of Weld County scenes, prairie scenes I’m all about Colorado and further than.”

GREELEY, CO - JULY 24:Tatiana Sharon, 12, left, looks at glass jewelry with niece Adylin Castaneda, 6, center, as Marisha Sharon, right, looks on during the 2021 Greeley Arts Picnic at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley July 24, 2021. The family, who now lives in Thornton but is originally from Greeley, looks forward to the arts picnic each year. The event, canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, features artists, food and drink vendors, performances for adults and kids and more. (Alex McIntyre/Staff Photographer)
GREELEY, CO – JULY 24:Tatiana Sharon, 12, left, appears to be at glass jewellery with niece Adylin Castaneda, 6, center, as Marisha Sharon, correct, appears to be on throughout the 2021 Greeley Arts Picnic at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley July 24, 2021. The relatives, who now lives in Thornton but is originally from Greeley, seems to be forward to the arts picnic every yr. The event, canceled in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, attributes artists, foods and consume sellers, performances for older people and young ones and far more. (Alex McIntyre/Staff Photographer)

Just close to the bend from Burke, picnic attendees could adorn their personal Frisbees courtesy of Jermaine Rosales, 14, and Logan Rosales, 13, from LaSalle.

The duo developed a spinning contraption that permits shoppers to location their Frisbees on a spinning disk and increase their favorite hues of paint. The disk then spins the Frisbee, spreading the paint throughout the area and creating appealing hues and patterns.

“We try out to occur to any art display that we can,” Jermaine Rosales explained. “We have been listed here a couple of situations.”

“It feels great to be again,” additional Venetta Rosales, Jermaine and Logan’s grandmother.

GREELEY, CO - JULY 24:Julia Solano, left, looks at metalwork pieces with her son Aiden Solano, 11, right, and daughter Hadley Solano, 9, center, during the 2021 Greeley Arts Picnic at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley July 24, 2021. The family was enjoying the experience of their first-ever arts picnic, Julia Solano said. The event, canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, features artists, food and drink vendors, performances for adults and kids and more. (Alex McIntyre/Staff Photographer)
GREELEY, CO – JULY 24:Julia Solano, left, seems at metalwork pieces with her son Aiden Solano, 11, right, and daughter Hadley Solano, 9, middle, through the 2021 Greeley Arts Picnic at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley July 24, 2021. The family was making the most of the knowledge of their first-at any time arts picnic, Julia Solano mentioned. The event, canceled in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, features artists, foods and drink sellers, performances for older people and young ones and a lot more. (Alex McIntyre/Personnel Photographer)

Venetta Rosales was showcasing her hand casting expertise at the arts picnic. Venetta Rosales has been performing hand casting for customers for about 18 several years.

“It would seem type of like it normally is, the booths are on the sidewalk about the outside,” she explained. “But there is been a very good run of persons coming by so it is been excellent.”

In addition to a huge array of artwork and are living new music, there was no shortage of snacks and drinks.

At the Grammy’s Goodies tent, anxious clients waited in a long line for the prospect to acquire some clean deep-dish pizza, giant rice crispy treats or other mouth-watering delights.

GREELEY, CO - JULY 24:People walk down a row of vendor booths during the 2021 Greeley Arts Picnic at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley July 24, 2021. The event, canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, features artists, food and drink vendors, performances for adults and kids and more. (Alex McIntyre/Staff Photographer)
GREELEY, CO – JULY 24:People walk down a row of vendor booths throughout the 2021 Greeley Arts Picnic at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley July 24, 2021. The event, canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attributes artists, food items and consume vendors, performances for grownups and little ones and far more. (Alex McIntyre/Personnel Photographer)

The personnel manning Significant Squeeze Lemonade furiously worked mixing up big glasses of refreshing lemonade to preserve visitors’ thirst at bay in the course of the heat afternoon.

Family members attending the function experienced a likelihood to foster their younger ones’ creativity at the Youngsters Just take and Produce Place.

Back garden bouquets, magic wands and tube creatures were just a smattering of diverse initiatives little ones of all ages could partake in.

This year, organizers of the picnic implemented some COVID-19 basic safety measures, these as spreading out vendor tents, introducing much more hand-washing stations and slicing down on seating, to guarantee that readers experienced the opportunity to experience cozy out and about in the group.

GREELEY, CO - JULY 24:George Gray and the Elvis Experience Band performs during the 2021 Greeley Arts Picnic at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley July 24, 2021. The event, canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, features artists, food and drink vendors, performances for adults and kids and more. (Alex McIntyre/Staff Photographer)
GREELEY, CO – JULY 24:George Grey and the Elvis Knowledge Band performs throughout the 2021 Greeley Arts Picnic at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley July 24, 2021. The celebration, canceled in 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, features artists, meals and drink sellers, performances for adults and children and a lot more. (Alex McIntyre/Workers Photographer)

“I like the way they unfold every little thing out. Not currently being shoulder-to-shoulder with people today helps make it a lot much easier to walk around and get through the crowd,” Fort Collins resident Carly Adams claimed. “They way they spaced the artists out tends to make it so you can essentially see what they have. Final time I was listed here, it was so crowded that I skipped some items.”

In addition to the security factors of the picnic, the occasion showcased two stages with alternating are living music.

GREELEY, CO - JULY 24:People visit artists' booths during the 2021 Greeley Arts Picnic at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley July 24, 2021. The event, canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, features artists, food and drink vendors, performances for adults and kids and more. (Alex McIntyre/Staff Photographer)
GREELEY, CO – JULY 24:People go to artists’ booths in the course of the 2021 Greeley Arts Picnic at Lincoln Park in downtown Greeley July 24, 2021. The occasion, canceled in 2020 because of to the COVID-19 pandemic, attributes artists, food items and drink vendors, performances for grownups and young children and more. (Alex McIntyre/Staff members Photographer)

Tumbledown Shack, Troupe Sidysaan, Ben Pu and Gii Astorga, Dave Beegle and George Gray and the Elvis Practical experience were just a few performers that took to the stages to entertain site visitors on Saturday.

The lineup of leisure for Sunday’s occasion incorporates:

  • Kream of the Krop: 10 a.m. on the Plaza Phase
  • West Hwy 7: 11 a.m. on Middle Phase
  • Dick Buchholz: noon on the Plaza Phase
  • Cowboy’s Lifeless: 1 p.m. on the Center Phase
  • Rusty 44: 2 p.m. on the Plaza Stage
  • Bob Purcell and the Outriders: 3 p.m. on the Middle Phase

If you skipped Saturday’s party, do not fret. The Greeley Arts Picnic proceeds 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Park, 802 10th Ave.

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