To the editor:
As you may know, this year's Art in the Park was canceled due to rain. The organizers have since announced that it will not be rescheduled.
As an artist who was planning to participate, I was very disappointed. Since January, I have been getting ready for Art in the Park. I've purchased hundreds of dollars in supplies, and I've spent countless hours assembling my art and displays. I do have a Web site, but I was depending on this huge event to really jump-start my business.
I'm not saying I wanted to exhibit in the rain. Sunday would have been a horrible day for Art in the Park. No one in their right mind would have been out on Sunday. However, this is spring in Kansas. The chances of rain are decent, and there seems to be a special curse over the weekend of Swap Meet. A rain-out should have been considered more seriously by the organizers. After all, they make money there too. Canceling the event for good should not have been an option. It's not fair to the hundreds of artists who have been preparing for and depending on this event. Please, Art Guild, be more responsible next year, and don't let this happen again.