So I just got back from the live and in person 2021 Arts Alive Home and Garden Expo. I was so happy they decided to do this one in spite of the you-now-what virus. All the vendors I talked with said they did OK. Some did very well. Especially those selling hand crafted items and food stuff. The salsa booth was hot-to-go with folks standing in line. The spirit and enthusiasm was still there. This show has always been so important to so many who live in our communities. Thanks to all the Arts Council staff, volunteers, and Smith’s Gardentown for making the right decision.