ST. JOSEPH -- It was a beautiful day as the city of St. Joseph held its annual Millstream Arts Festival today.

The festival featured live music, food vendors, and works done by local artists as hundreds of people gathered on a blocked-off Main Street in St. Joseph.

Local artist Jeri Olson-McCoy has participated in the Millstream Arts Festival in all but one year in its existence.

"It's a great art fair - lots of wonderful art and fun people," Olson-McCoy says.

Artist Patrick Trenam is from St. Joseph and enjoys selling his art at the festival because of the interaction with the people.

"I love to see people's smiles when they look at my art," Trenam says.

"They just light up, like 'Wow!' and they'll see things in the paintings that I didn't even see myself...it's great to hear feedback and see smiles."

Olson-McCoy says the energy generated by the people who come out is her favorite part of the festival.

"I think it's the energy - you get energy off of the people coming and talking to them about your work," Olson-McCoy says.

"You feel invigorated, [it makes you] want to go home and do more work."

Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON