Somebody must've tipped off the clouds that there were two big events happening on Friday, because that's when they chose to open the floodgates.
Riverina Field Days was washed out and Banna Lane Festival's laneway party had to be postponed until Saturday, but festivalgoers refused to let a little precipitation rain on their parade.
The usually deserted lane was thronging with activity on Saturday, when hundreds of people turned up to marvel at the works of art in the making and enjoy a night out on the town.
There were selfies galore as people came to snap up pictures of all the goings on up and down the lane.
The sound of live music and the smell of food trucks wafted through the chill night air, and coloured flood lights lit up the works of art in progress.
Throughout the day people came to pick the brains of the artists, Guido van Helten, Ian McCallum, Cory McKenzie, Bronte Naylor, Brett Piva, and Cooper Crothers.
The festival was promoted by an eccentric stilt-wearing ringmaster and a surreal multicoloured bear mascot, which made its way down Banna Avenue on Saturday morning.
There was plenty of activities for the kids, with games, facepainting, and ice-cream trucks keeping them busy while the parents snuck off for a wine or two or three.
It was an overwhelming day for festival organiser Carrah Lymer, who has been working hard on this project for the past two years.
"To finally see it come to life is surreal," she said.
Ms Lymer is hoping to make Banna Lane Festival a yearly event, with more art murals on more walls as the years go by.
Festival curator Grace Dewar said she can't wait to see what lies in store for Banna Lane.
"It can only grow from here," she said.
"It's great to see how many people have come on board; it's about the feeling of being involved."
The community event has already received the enthusiastic support of local businesses, who have jumped on board to sponsor the event.
It was also funded by Griffith City Council to the tune of $35,000, on the grounds it would give a boost to Griffith tourism and bring a splash of colour to the streets.
The festival ended on Sunday, but people can take a stroll down Banna Lane to see the giant-sized murals that will remain a striking feature of Griffith's cityscape.
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