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Folks Pack Manayunk For Annual Arts Festival

By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – More than 300 vendors and tents packed Main Street in Manayunk for the 24th annual Manayunk Arts Festival.

Year after year, this is one of the largest outdoor festivals in the area.

“We accepted this year artists from 29 states and canada,” Jane Lipton, executive director of the Manayunk Development Corperation, said.

Geraldo De-Souza was selling bow ties at the 24th annual Manyunk Arts Festival (Credit:  Justin Udo)

Geraldo De-Souza was selling bow-ties at the 24th annual Manyunk Arts Festival (Credit: Justin Udo)

One of those artists was Geraldo De-Souza from Syracuse, New York, who deisgns custom bow-ties.

“This is more of a tie for a guy who is ballroom dancing, the guy all around town,” he said.

Cecelia Garcia, from San Diego, was selling her husbands paintings:

“This is our way to knock in doors, and show the work and make it available,” she said

The two-day festival also featured food from some of Manayunk’s restaurants.

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