Foul weather trashed the hard work of several artists early Sunday morning before sunrise at the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.
Sculptures, tents and art were all blown around Curtis Hixon Park during the overnight storm. It was the same cold front that caused severe damage and death in several states on Friday and Saturday.
Visitors to the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts stand and point at areas where tents once stood before foul weather struck early Sunday morning. Artists packing their cars and dismantled displays can be seen in the background. By Chip Weiner Photographic Arts, on Flickr.
Sculpture by Dale Rogers, one of more than 225 displays at the the 42nd annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, exhibited against the backdrop of the Glazer Children's Museum in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on a sunny but windy Sunday afternoon following a storm that ushered in a cold front.
By Sunday midday things were up and running again in Curtis Hixon Park. The bad weather cleared the area by mid-morning and officials decided the show would go on. Under blue skies and really windy conditions, hundreds of people were still able to enjoy the remaining day of art, music and food trucks.
Some artisans simply took the roofs off of their tents to prevent any further wind damage. Others were seen holding the sides of the enclosures while the art inside flopped around on the walls.