Western Arts Day commemorates the western way of life which helps define what Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona, and Southern Utah are today.
Don Kramer demonstrated leather tooling while his wife Karen and a friend quilted.
Mountain men showed the tools of survival from the 1800s.
I heard Marlene Bussma recite poetry. Then I hung out by the demonstrators to answer visitor questions and give breaks when needed. In between a few rain drops.
More poets and musicians finished off the night but I was too tired to go back after working a ten hour day.
This year’s event went off without a hitch due to the remarkable coordination by Ranger Jessica, on her birthday no less, and a staff of Rangers who work together like a well oiled musket.
Nancy and George have been volunteers for eight seasons at the North Rim
Sorry if you didn’t make it this year but come and join us for this annual event.
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