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Shawn Theron talks about his artwork with festival goers  (WBOC) Shawn Theron talks about his artwork with festival goers (WBOC)
Shawn Theron's mobile art truck (WBOC) Shawn Theron's mobile art truck (WBOC)

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Unique vibes and Unique artist are attracting thousands to Sunfest this weekend. It's one of Ocean City's biggest festivals. Museum Artist Shawn Theron is from Baltimore and said he's breaking out of his bubble and showcasing his unique artwork at Sunfest for the first time. 

"It's an amazing thing for an artist to get out here to showcase their work, to get a new audience," Theron said.

Shawn describes his artwork as bold and vibrant in color and eye catching, and he uses scrap wood and reclaimed house parts as his canvass. Shawn said his work is usually displayed in museums or served up from his mobile art truck in Baltimore. Shawn said showcasing at Sunfest opens new doors.

"There's a certain type of people that go to museum's all the time, but there's that world in its own kind of little bubble and it's great for someone from my perspective or any artist to take your work and all that it is to other folks," Theron said. 

Haley Miller traveled from Cecil County to attend Sunfest this year, she said she is drawn back each year by the unique artwork she finds. 

"I love the art here, you don't find it everyday. Not only do you see the artwork you get to experience the whole community of artist," Miller said.

Miller purchased a special piece of art from Shawn. 

"I loved it and the fact that he's reclaiming wood that he found in construction sites and using everyday materials made it kind of more relatable to everyone else," Miller said. 

Already a good sign for a Sunfest first timer looking to make his mark.

Sunfest runs through Sunday at the Inlet parking lot in Ocean City. It's expected to draw over 200,000 people to the area. 

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