Mitch Mitchell and "Snooker Joe" Stem entertain with country, folk, and easy listening favorites and originals. The "Art in the Glades" art and crafts fair returned to Everglades City on Saturday. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
There are juried art shows in Southwest Florida this time of year, with national rankings, high-dollar price tags, and hotshot artists with their slick brochures and professionally crafted booths.
And then there's Art in the Glades.
This down-home festival, put on largely by locals for locals, with a critical mass of visitors as well as most of the exhibitors coming from Everglades City and its environs, returned to McLeod Park in downtown Everglades City Saturday. It is a distinctly low-key, not to say lowbrow, cultural event, with most artists' booths consisting of little more than a card table set up under the low wooden roof of the community center next to the old Collier County courthouse.