Views of the Neighborhood

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms. Today’s view of the neighborhood takes us to Robert’s Point Park for the annual Port Aransas Art Fest.  It is here where local artists display their crafts and artwork and offer them for sale.  Because of the number of booths I did have to pick and choose which to feature.

This first photo is the vendor of hot dogs known in town as The Hot Dog Lady

Art Fest

The next is a display of handmade pots and mugs.

Here is an artist who paints birds.

This next booth is of items made from recycled material.

The artist paints scenes on sand dollars. Seems like no home should be without one.

While walking around, I noticed some dogs. I took a picture of the biggest.

And the smallest.

The Art Fest is sponsored by the Port Aransas Art Center.

Here is a shot of mobiles made of stainless steel. A suitable material for this climate.

Animals painted in oil on canvas.

I thought this booth was unique with the different signs.

Here is a tighter shot of the signs. I liked the Group Therapy sign.

Art Fest

This photo gives you an idea of the number of booths. In the foreground is the sound system.

Finally the advertising for the Art Fest.

Art Fest

Hope you liked the View.


  1. Plenty of good looking stands, John. My favourites? The bird paintings and the hot dogs. The large dog is just that – very large, in a way that the small one… isn’t.
    Nice views, John. Thanks..

    1. Thanks, Keith. It is amazing what people can do in terms of crafts. That dog was big for sure.

  2. Very cozy & friendly atmosphere, dear John! And I like the tents. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Maria. 🙂 Those tents are a common feature here. People use them on the beach to get out of the sun.

      1. Any time, dear John! I’ve noticed that & I like the fact that you use them on any occasion. As well they look festive. 🙂

  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Loved wandering through the art fest and seeing the ingenuity of the craftsmen. And, the Hi Ho signs – perfect! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Gwen. Was the perfect day for it.

  4. Really interesting, John. There were a number of attractive items. The signs for it reminded me of the old Burma Shave signs along the highway. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. They looked like Burma Shave signs didn’t they? Thanks, Suzanne.

  5. What a lovely Sunday stroll, John. I haven’t been to an art fest in a long time. I agree with Keith about the bird paintings. I probably would have spent a good deal of time admiring the work of the artist. The recycled booth is a great idea.
    Have a lovely day, and happy Mother’s Day to Molly. Mega hugs.

    1. Thank you, Teagan. Glad to have you along. Hugs.

  6. Love the signs. Didn’t realize sand dollars got that big.

    1. Yes. Not around here though. The big ones come from Florida.

      1. Guess not everything is bigger in Texas. 😜

  7. Great tour, John. What a fun looking place. I love that your first choice is the hot dog lady. I like a man who understands that there are priorities in life. Enjoy the day!

    1. She serves giant hot dogs. 😀

  8. I learned something new today: Sand Dollars. Had to look it up – thanks, Mr. Google! Thanks for the lovely art tour, John!

    1. Teaching the teacher. So glad I could bring some new and what could be superfluous knowledge, John. 😀

      1. Yes, you have taught this teacher many things and I cannot categorize any of them as superfluous. 😉

      2. You are the best.

  9. Love the signs! 😀

    1. Goofy right? 😀

  10. Love these glimpses of island life!

    1. Thanks, Jan. 🙂

  11. LOVE this feature.
    Thanks, John!

  12. I love to venture around your area, John. It seems so friendly and inviting. What a gorgeous day that was. I love the sand dollar paintings. Thanks for brightening my day!

    1. Thank you for brightening mine, Jill

  13. You reside in such a neat and brilliantly colorful place, John.

    It shows up in your writing all the time. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Pilgrim. 😀

  14. Love these shots of your neighborhood, John. I’ve always been partial to sand dollars (ever since hearing the legend associated with them). Looks like you had a pretty day for the festival — hope the missus enjoys a wonderful Mother’s Day!

    1. Thank you, Debbie. She had a super day.

  15. Looks like a great event. Visit the hotdog stand, then the beer stand. Then hand my debit card to my wife and turn her loose.

    1. There you go and then you will have more stuff for your garage sale in the fall.

      1. It all works the way it’s supposed to. I get a hotdog and a beer, I’m all good.

  16. I like these pop-up arts and craft fairs you have.

    1. They are fun to visit. Thanks, Charlotte.

  17. I’d like to try one of those hot dogs – and I’ve never seen sand dollars that big!

    1. Those are imports from Florida. You can buy them on line. They are then painted locally.

  18. These are so vibrant. I feel like I was there!

    1. Thank you very much. I appreciate the compliment. 🙂

  19. LOL! Love the Hi Ho signs leading to the Festival. 🙂

    The Green and Blue pottery was lovely, and the bird paintings. I probably would have wanted a few of those.
    Looks like you had a great day for by the clothing people were wearing. A bit wind too by looks of the flag flying on top of a tent. Hope it was a cool breeze.

    1. Was a little windy. We generally don’t have cool breezes. It was in the high 80’s

      1. That warm already! It’s still chilly here with very breezy weather right now.

      2. Yes. We have been in the 80’s for a month.

  20. It looks like the art fest attracted some talent. And the weather looked perfect!

    1. The weather was terrific. Thanks, Michelle.

  21. Delightful, colorful post, John. I enjoyed it. 80’s coming my way from mid 50’s. Going to be quite a jolt and aggravate everyone’s allergies. But at least the deluge of rain and gales of high winds stopped. Mother nature was not appeased, even on her day. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Micki. I’m glad the weather is improving.

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