Thousands of dollars’ worth of artwork stolen at Three Rivers Arts Festival

Thousands of dollars’ worth of artwork stolen at Three Rivers Arts Festival


ARTWORK AND OTHER PIECES WIPES FRONT BOOTS AT THE THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL. THEY MADE THE DISCOVERY WHEN THEY ARRIVED FOR DAY THREE OF THE FESTIVAL THIS MORNING. GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. THERE IS ROUND-THE-CLOCK SECURITY, BUT SOMEONE MANISTIQUE AWAY WAS SOME MERCHANDISE. ERIC CLARK IS LIVE AS THE PARK TONIGHT WITH REACTION FROM SOME OF THE VENDORS WHO WERE TARGETED. THOSE ARDIS BUT A LOT OF TIME, WORK AND ENERGY INTO THEIR PIECES AND COMING TO THE FESTIVAL AND SETTING UP. WHEN SOMEONE STEALS FROM THEM IT IS DISHEARTENING. Reporter: SHE HAD A SINKING FEELING. THE WALLS WERE BARE. SOMEONE HAS STOLEN $1200 WORTH OF HOMEWORK AND A 16 BY 20 PAINTING. SHE SHOWED US A CANVAS PRINT OF THE PIECE. IT IS MUCH NICER. ONE BY ONE OTHER ARTIST RETURNING FOUND THEIR TENTS HAD ALSO BEEN PILLAGED. YOU OPEN THE BOOTH AND SOME PIECES WERE MISSING OFF OF THE WALL. IT IS UNCLEAR WHEN THEY GOT AWAY WITH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF WORK. THE FESTIVAL HAS 24-HOUR SECURITY AND MANY OF WHAT WAS STOLEN WAS LARGE PIECES. HARD TO KNOW HOW YOU GET SOMETHING OUT OF THE PARK. YOU CAN’T HIDE UNDERNEATH YOUR JACKET WHERE YOUR SHIRT. TROOP THE CULTURAL TRUST SAYS IT HAS DEDICATED FURTHER RESOURCES IN THE ARTIST MARKET AREA AND URGES ANYONE WHO HAS SEEN SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO REPORT IT. HE SAYS HE IS THINKING ABOUT THE SECURITY OF HIS OWN. SLEEPING BAG AND A CHAIR AND CAMPOUT BECAUSE WE AND A LOT OF MONEY TO COME DOWN HERE. Reporter: DESPITE THAT THE ARTIST SAID THEY WILL STILL CONTINUE TO COME BACK HERE AND IT DOESN’T TAKE AWAY FROM THE

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