Crowds pack Art Under the Elms in Lewiston

Published on April 28, 2012 with No Comments

Crafts, food, music, dance and activities for the kids continue Sunday at Art Under the Elms on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.

By mid-afternoon Saturday, the going was slow as visitors crammed the walkways around the various vendors booths on the LCSC campus green, and lined up at the food carts. Other hungry patrons wandered up and down trying to decide between pancit, barbecue pork, footlong corndogs, gyros, hamburgers, black bean burritos and many other tasty offerings. Others went straight for the dessert, enjoying a variety of treats including gigantic elephant ears, huckleberry ice cream, root beer floats, mini doughnuts, shave ice and kettle corn.

The children’s activities were popular, with kids sproinging up and down on the bungee jumping attraction, hanging out in the bounce houses and  walking around with butterflies, cat whiskers and Spider-Man masks painted on their faces. The line at the face-painting booth was a long one, with one mother reporting a wait of an hour.

The amphitheater was lined with spectators who enjoyed some traditional folk music by Hard Travelin’ followed by the on-stage antics of the Supremely Pointless Sisters as they performed classic ’50s oldies with a comedic tilt.

Elsewhere outside the gates, young dancers performed on stage while the audience was packed with their family members and others.  The show and shine drew spectators checking out vintage autos and hot rods of all types.

The sun ducked behind clouds intermittently before disappearing behind some ominous black clouds that moved in from the West, though raindrops never fell and temperatures remained comfortable for those wearing T-shirts and shorts.

Art Under the Elms continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outdoors on the LCSC campus green.

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