Sudden Old Town Temecula rainstorm doesn’t dampen the spirits of artists at ‘Dorland at the Merc’ outdoor art show

The quick opening of an EZ Up saved this artists’ work from a sudden rainstorm in Old Town Temecula during an city-sponsored outdoor Art Show outside the Merc on Main St. Friday, Sept. 1. The rain canceled the art show for the evening. Valley News/Tony Ault photos.
A sudden rainstorm hitting Old Town Temecula forced the cancellation of an outdoor art show, but enhanced the gathering of Dorland Mountain Arts Colony artists and entertainers inside the Merc Theater Friday afternoon Sept. 1.Popular country-style singers from Wine Country and sisters Colby Doty and Shayli Benner became the prime example of “The Show Must Go On” as they joined “On the Road” singer MichaelSG inside the Merc for the ‘Dorland at the Merc’ art show and reception after the sudden rainstorm canceled the outside art show where they were to perform.Following the rainfall, the amount of visitors doubled inside the Merc, located at the entrance of the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main St. that evening where the Dorland Art Colony artists exhibited t
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