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4th Avenue Street Fair combines old and new

Posted at 6:26 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 20:26:38-05
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair is known for the food, fun, and of course the shopping.
 
Each year there is something new to see.  Maybe unique artwork for sale that you couldn't find anywhere else.
 
Mike Woodward's photographs have such vibrant colors they automatically draw you in, but what if we told you what you are seeing is not a picture of a beautiful landscape?
 
"It's actually a photo, super enlarged, taken of this tiny stone," said Woodward.
 
"If I don't say anything, people think they know exactly where they are."
 
Woodward says customers believe it's places they have been to and can't believe the truth when they hear it.
 
The science behind how the Earth created each of these magnificent images in the stones are images he hopes to amplify to his customers.
 
"The stones themselves are the art. What I do is pieces on the wall that are my art interpretation of natural stones," said Woodward.
 
He buys all of his stones at Tucson's Gem and Mineral Show and through that venue and festivals like the 4th Avenue Street Fair.
 
Woodward became friends with fellow artist Jerry Locke.
 
Locke uses different stones from all over the world to build mountainscapes inspired by Southern Arizona. 
 
Or how about your listening to your music like you've never heard it before.
 
Music from Pandora or iTunes on your smartphone playing on an antique car radio or even an old telephone. 
 
Artist Frank Falk has made it possible.
 
"People want to know how to sync it, how it works," said Falk.
 
Falk says each piece comes with a little story about it's history.
 
This is Falk's first year at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair, but a few booths up Jennifer Ernst has been making art out of antiques for seven years.
 
She makes pendulum clocks using ornate doorknobs.