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Rain doesn’t stop creativity at Community Arts Workshop

Rain didn't put a damper on creativity at Community Arts Workshop

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-A little rain didn't stop people from getting work done.

Artists still showed up the Community Arts Workshop in Santa Barbara to work on Solstice floats and murals.

They are working with a deadline as the June 23 Solstice Festival and June 24 (Noon) Solstice Parade nears.

Artists covered paper mache creations with tarps.

E-J Huerta, the head mask maker, said most of her work is created with cardboard that can be damaged in rain.

"If it rains we are in trouble and if it rains I will have a big ball of mush and not a crocodile on my hands, " said Huerta.

Since this year's theme is roots, they are working on trees and flowers and float structures.

Carlos Cuellar finished a large mural before the rain fell.

He said acrylic paint dries fast.

They hope more volunteers will come out rain or shine.

They are also welcoming donations of materials and money to help them complete the creations that will be enjoyed by people along the Santa Barbara Street parade route and in Alameda Park.

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