ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) - Every year since the first Arts, Beats, and Eats Festival 15 years ago, Walt Majewski has driven from Florida to Michigan to take part.
Armed with paper and Crayola markers, he battles his way into the exclusive festival again and again.
Most years more than 1,200 people apply. Only about 140 are accepted.
The reason Majewski says he makes the cut is there is no other artist creating work like his.
“They are always looking something fresh,” said Majewski. “I guess I am lucky that no one does anything like this.”
He calls his work Model Mayhem Neon Glamour. He draws contemporary portraits of his customers at the festival. He can complete a drawing in as little as 20 minutes.
“When I first start, they have no idea where I am going… and neither do I. So it is surprising when it pops. When it comes to life.”
On Saturday he showed 7 Action News Reporter Kim Russell how he works, drawing the attached picture.
If you want him to draw you, you can find him this year at the festival through Labor Day in front of Jimi’s restaurant. He hopes you stop by, he likes an audience.
You can find more of his work, and learn about other artists at the festival at their website.
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