Spokane Taiko performs at the South Perry Street Fair on July 25, 2015.Neighborhood resident Anna Rowe came to the street fair with her family, which included a 3-year-old Irish wolfhound named Ronan who is as big – or bigger – than a Shetland pony. “I like that it puts a positive focus on our community,” she said of the event. “I think it’s a family friendly event.” During her time at the fair she bought one of Oliver’s “Spokane doesn’t suck” posters. “I like the art, the look of it,” she said. “And I like his concept.” There are plans to make the event bigger and better next year, including expanding the vendor area and adding a fashion show by the Veda Lux Boutique, said Berentson. The event is all about highlighting what the neighborhood has to offer, she said. “There’s a lot happening here.”
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