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by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - A young man checks out the new puppet made by artist Nina Bradford for the 2014 Estacada Summer Celebration.It’s not every day you’re likely to pass a juggler on stilts or be dwarfed by giant puppets while walking down Broadway Street.

But during the Estacada Summer Celebration July 25-26, these were hardly the strangest sights to be seen.

Eccentricity was part of the party, as reminded by the message in the bright spiral painted on Broadway Street, “If you can’t be chic, be odd.”

People massed to the street celebration to enjoy music, check out the interesting wares, test their circus skills and participate in hands-on art activities.

Jane Reid, lead coordinator for the Estacada Summer Celebration, said the event drew even bigger crowds than last year.

“It went really well,” she said and noted her gratitude for the influx of new volunteers that helped with the celebration.

“Everybody looked like they had a very good time,” Reid said.

by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Artists and performers showcased their unusual talents at the Estacada Summer Celebration.by:  ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Artback Artists work on a new mural on the Harvest Markets walls. The mural is inspired by the Hamatsa Dance of the Kwakwakawakw people of British Columbia. The mural will round out lead artist John Freese's trilogy of Native American themed murals, all painted on Harvest Markets walls. by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Thanks to Circus Cascadia, children tried out their circus skills.by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Crowds descend on Estacada to celebrate art and music in sunny downtown.by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Smut City Jellyroll Society wowed the crowd with its Depression-era jazz. by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - The Summer Celebration offered several hands-on art activities for children. This young lady works with clay at an Estacada Area Arts Commission booth.by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Estacada High School cheerleaders take a break from a booth to smile for the camera with some balloon creations.