This weekend, June 9-11, the Constantine Community Arts Association is once again trying to bring culture to Constantine with their annual art festival. Hopefully they bring in more artists and visitors than they did last year. I drove through town during the art festival last year and it didn't look any different than any other weekend. Empty. Empty streets and empty storefronts save for a few works of art scattered here or there.
A week or so ago some local joker vandalized the banner advertising the upcoming art festival. They painted an "F" in front of the "A" in Art. So the banner read "Constantine FArt Festival." I'll tell you what, if the crowds don't show up again this year maybe they should switch it to a Fart Festival.
You know Constantine would gain regional and possibly national notoriety just for the thought of having a flatulence festival. There is no such thing as bad publicity. They could even have an advertising sponsorship from Bush's Baked Beans. Again, if this art festival flops again this year I say put the "F" back in art and watch the curious crowds roll in to town.
Just remember where you got the idea and give credit where credit is due :).
Oh yeah, the Constantine Art Festival details -
- Friday from 6-8 pm
- Saturday 9 am to 9 pm
- Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
Call (269) 435-6610 for more information.
Have a great weekend!