Catching "Big League Dreams"

Catching “Big League Dreams”

About a dozen booths lined two sides of a half block of Mesa for yesterday’s Arts & Craft Fair. One of the jewelry booths displayed interesting pieces at very low prices. Another booth had nice looking ceramics. I purchased a moisture wicking headband with black-and-white squares made by Terri of 3Ps Photos N More. I snapped a picture of a costumed artisan who also shows at the Renaissance Festival. Mesa’s arts and craft community must be much smaller than that in Prescott. Almost every summer weekend Prescott gathers more than ten times more booths around the Yavapai County Courthouse. We did discover that Mesa has a permanent sculpture collection on downtown street corners. The first piece we encountered was “Big League Dreams” which features boys as pitcher, batter, and catcher. This sculpture, donated and dedicated in 2005, recognizes that Mesa is the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs. The whimsical “Humpty Dumpty” uses color for the egg’s arms and legs. In the future we need to explore more of Mesa’s sculpture collection.