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      Art on the Rocks is a rainy success

      Rainy conditions were not good for Art on the Rocks in Marquette Sunday.

      The two-day art fair saw large crowds in Mattson Lower Harbor Park on Saturday, but very small ones on Sunday. Some artists reportedly cut their losses and packed up their tents early. This year featured about 125 different artists from all corners of the country. The Lake Superior Art Association, a non-profit organization, put together the 55th annual event. Money raised goes back into the art community, but some local artists are disappointed with Sunday's sales.

      "I think the weather is kind of the reason it's kind of slow. I've noticed sales have been slow. There have been a lot of people through, but they're kind of in a hurry because of the weather," said professional photographer Ben Musielak from Paradise. This is only Ben's third art show selling his work.

      Organizers say that with about 2,000 visitors, the fair was a success despite the cold and rainy conditions. Art on the Rocks takes place on the last weekend of each July.