Severe Weather Rips Through “Art On The Lake” Festival on Lake Minnetonka 

The calm after the storm.

“It was a mess. We had a lot of hail coming down, the tents were getting destroyed. The wind was probably the worst part with the rains, the sheets of rain coming in,” Josh Minnihan from Cambridge said.

Some artists like Mark Herman lost everything at the 37th annual Excelsior art fair along Lake Minnetonka.

Straight line winds ripped apart tents.

People in town volunteered to try to help save paintings and pottery.

“You see this and you just have to help so I’m here,” one volunteer said.

“We did have wicked straight line winds come through here about three years ago and that taught us a lot,” Laura Hotvet of the Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce said.

Vendors were evacuated before it came through.

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