Quiet reigns at Dorset art event
Social distancing and a light turnout made for a peaceful, relaxing Boardwalk Art Festival.
The Dorset Boardwalk Art Festival had a mildly cool reception on Saturday to go with the pleasantly cool day.
Missing were the large, noisy crowds Dorset’s summer events have drawn in recent, pre-COVID-19 years. Instead, small groups of visitors quietly browsed booths full of wood carvings, painted rocks, singing bowls, local authors’ books and more.
The event offered an opportunity to look at and handle objects of beauty without being jostled by shoulder-to-shoulder bodies – all the better for social distancing. Small groups also enjoyed open-air terrace dining at some of the town’s restaurants.