Boardwalk Art Fest cut short by weather

Author Mike Lein signs a book while Sue Hecker of Barnum, Minn. and Linda Gee, Ginny Buzzell and Peg Billing of Minoqua, Wis. visit his booth during the Dorset Boardwalk Art Fest on June 18, 2022.
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Char Rash of Park Rapids buys a magnet from young Oliver Carter during the Dorset Boardwalk Art Fest on June 18, 2022. Oliver helped make the magnets last year.
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Stormy weather brought the Dorset Boardwalk Art Fest to an early close on Saturday.

“The event got rained out,” said Joan Grover with Dorset Books & Candy Shack. “It was going great guns until it started lightning, and once that wind came up and it started to sprinkle and lightning, the vendors pretty much felt obligated to pull out.”

Up to that point, she said, it had been successful.

“All the authors that came to the bookstore were very pleased with the number of books they were able to sign and sell,” said Grover. “Some of the vendors did very well in the very short time.”

The free show features work by 27 west central Minnesota artists, including Jerry Mevissen’s “When the Work Is Done,” Dawn Rossbach’s “It Just Never Stops,” and Laura Grisamore’s “Asclepias Incarnata/Swamp Milkweed.”

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Robin Fish is a staff reporter at the Park Rapids Enterprise. Contact him at or 218-252-3053.
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