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Fine Arts Fiesta’s 64th Run A Success In W-B

May 20, 2019

WILKES-BARRE — The Fine Arts Fiesta came to a close Sunday evening with organizers calling it a success.

An estimated 60,000 people attended the festival over its four-day run, taking in the arts, music and pleasant weather, said Mary Anne Fedrick, president of the fiesta’s board of directors.

“We had four great days,” Fedrick said. “We’ve had wonderful entertainment on the stage. We’ve had great artistic shows in our juried tents for the adults and the students. The Artists’ Market vendors have been very creative, and we’ve had some new ones this year.”

While rain has been an issue for the event in some previous years, the weather for the 64th annual festival was warm and mostly dry.

“This year was perfect,” Fedrick said. “It was Friday afternoon, I think, there was a shower. People still came out because they want to be here. They want to see it.”

T-shirt sales were brisk during the event, and Public Square was “packed” Saturday night for a performance by New York band Lucky Chops, she said.

“It’s been a great fiesta. I hope people enjoyed it,” said Fedrick, who was already turning her attention to next year. “Come back next year. Next year is our 65th, so we’ll probably have some surprises.”

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