BALBOA ISLAND — Art lovers with kids and dogs in tow flocked to sunny Balboa Island on Sunday, strolling more than a mile of booths exhibiting paintings, sculpture and jewelry.
About 100 artists set up shop along the South Bayfront Promenade for the 17th annual Balboa Island Artwalk.
Shoppers browsed art ranging from beaded jewelry to seascape paintings along the crowded sidewalk. Kids sold lemonade, and residents opened their patios to make room for exhibitors and musicians at the community event.
Annie Quinn of Newport Beach said she comes every year to add to her collection of local art.
"It's just a nice collection of artists," she said.
Many of the artists whose work was on display also show at local venues like the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival.
Plein air painter John Eagle of Laguna Beach said he has exhibited his work in the artwalk every spring since its inception. He said the event is good for business.