In my brief time living in Albuquerque, New Mexico I have already learned that Robinson Park between the downtown and old town areas of the city is a very active location for events. The 15th Annual Offcenter Folk Art Festival was my second event there in the past few months. It was a lively and colorful event great for candid photos like the one above.
There were of course many booths of art from all kinds of different mediums, from painting to photos printed on distressed wood, but there were also a lot of things going on nonstop, like the drum and changing circle above. This added a lot to the atmosphere of the event.
Then all of a sudden a puppet parade broke out! Adults and children passed by with unique puppets/floats attached to themselves. Music was part of the parade also letting the spectators dance along as the parade passed by.
I liked this calculator robot puppet and wondered how it functioned? One calculator for each hand or dual operation by two people? I did not get a chance to ask its creator!
Dogs were present at the event (Kiki was with me along with Jessica's dog, Artie) getting as much attention as any of the puppets or artists! People love dogs, that's for sure!
This man seemed to be the most well-known person at the Offcenter Folk Art Festival. He was in the drum circle when I first arrived. Then I saw him laughing with a mask artist. Several people came up to him and gave him a warm embrace. He finally got a break to have a seat and watch a live music performance.