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(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Some beautiful weather helped kick off Wilkes-Barre’s annual Fine Arts Fiesta on Thursday on Public Square. Local artists have their artwork on display.

       And of course, there’s plenty of music and food for everyone to enjoy.

       Eyewitness News Photojournalist Anthony Cundro stopped by to check it out

  “There’s a lot of vendors and a lot of really interesting like one of a kind things. Quite a few things for the kids to do which is really nice,” Said Brandie Hudock

   “I’ve never seen a group of kids be so intrigued.” “It’s very important to keep things going for the community to come out and get together.”

  Helen Grebski runs the Family Activity Center for the Fine Arts Fiesta   “I’m doing this on my own time, I first volunteered at Fiesta 50 years ago!   “So this has been a way of giving back to my community whenever it’s possible.”  Helen added, “I try to show people something different every day every year. You may see elements of what I’ve done in the past but it will be presented in a different way.”

 “Art does not have to be perfect” Helen noted.

  “I got two oil paintings, old masters, style painting and I also have the graphic novel that I published last year,” Local Artist David Corrado told Eyewitness News.

 “Feels great I’m sure I’ll see a lot of people I know” Corrado added, “Reaches out to the community and gets people involved. Unfortunately, this area isn’t really big into the arts so it really, you know, showcases a lot of talent in the area”

   “We are full-time puppeteers and musicians. We’ve been doing this full time for 31 years.” Explained Tom Tucker – Tucker’s Tales Puppet Theater.

  “The one that we’re doing today is our show called “It’s the Wolf” Noted Tucker, “Which is all about the misadventures of the big bad wolf.”

  He added, “We always adapt to make them fit the style of the show we like to do and to make them as entertaining as possible.”

  “It helps out the community because any time you have live events like this it brings people out it brings people into the center of town so they can go oh! Wilkes Barre is alive and well. Communities like this benefit greatly from these kinds of fairs and festivals so it’s a tradition that needs to be maintained” Tucker concluded.

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