The Florida Wildlife Federation (F.W.F.)about just announced the ten winners of its annual photography contestlink. Nancy had entered seven images covering seven of the eight categories for which her images were eligible and wound up winning the Flowers category with her image “Ghost Orchid”.
We were hoping Nancy’s favorite image, “Osprey Family”, would win an award but the judges obviously preferred the yawning grebe. Oh, well. We are still thrilled with our results.
Thanks to snow somewhere up north, we made it off the waiting list at the last minute so our string of consecutive appearances at this festival remains unbroken and increases to sixprevious. There will be more than 300 artists expecting around 85 thousand visitors over the three-day weekend. On Saturday, February 16th, and Sunday, it will be open from 10 am to 6 pm. The hours for Presidents’ Day (Monday) are from 10 to 5. The festival will be along Central and University Boulevards in the downtown Abacoa area in Jupiter.
For more information, including a more detailed festival map (where you can notice the positions of the three entrances in relation to the centralized information booth shown above), see their website (www.artigras.org).
There will also be live entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s interactive art activities, and a Youth Art Competition Gallery. There is an entrance fee. For tickets (which are less expensive if purchased in advance), click here.
We will be in Booth 416, close to the north entrance. Come by and say “Hello”.
This will be our sixth time at the Central Park Art Festival in seven yearsprevious (we were in Antarctica in 2016 instead), sponsored by the Victor Smith Law Group and put on by the Ridge Art Association. On Saturday, March 16th, the hours are from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday’s hours will be from 10 am to 4 pm. Central Park takes up three blocks between West 4th and 5th Streets and between North Avenue B and South Avenue A. Apparently, the city’s park renovations are now complete.
They are expecting up to 25,000 guests this year to more than 90 artists. There will also be a children’s hands-on tent, student art exhibit, live entertainment, and international food court. It doesn’t look like they’ve gotten the festival visitor website up and going, but it should soon be reachable from the Ridge Art Association website menu. Stay tuned.
For our third consecutive yearprevious, we will be in historic downtown Bartow for the Bloomin’ Arts Festival with about a hundred other artists expecting up to 30 thousand visitors. It will be open on Saturday, March 2nd, from 10 am to 5 pm and from 10 to 4 on Sunday. It is put on by the Bartow Art Guild, which is also hosting a Saturday car show and Sunday RV show, a quilt show, a flower show, a bicycle race, a “huge kids activities tent”, entertainment (which includes a concert on Sunday afternoon), food trucks, and more. You can find more information at www.bartowartguild.com. We hope to see you there.
Our first regular two-day art festival began April 24, 2010 at Pioneer Days in High Springs. We had just bought our Trimline tent.
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We had done a few one-day trials locally, starting October 31, 2009, with the EZ-Up tent we had used with our scout troop and some easels we borrowed from our camera club. You can click on (booth) whenever you see it in the left column of Where To Find Us to see the evolution of our booth.
Our last festival of 2018 in Lutzannounced was our 100th regular two-day festival. Although that averages to a little over ten show a year, we did seventeen festivals in the year before we reached this milestone (which may be a little too much). All one hundred shows were in Florida, where the art festival season runs from the beginning of October to the beginning of May. I can’t give any estimate on how long it will take us to complete the next 100 festivals (or if we will ever make it).
This will be our third time in this art festivalprevious sponsored by Citizens Bank & Trust and run by the Lake Wales Arts Council (LWAC). It is open from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, February 22nd, and from 10 to 4 on Sunday. They are expecting 4,500 visitors to one hundred artists. The festival will be on the west shore of Lake Wailes. Admission is free. The LWAC does have a websitelink, but so far all information on the festival is targeting the artists. That should change as the event approaches. I did notice that they have a Florida Nature Exhibitlink running at the time of the festival.
This is our first time in this festival which lasts lasts three days: Friday, January 25th, from 1 to 5 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 10 to 4. It is along historic Canal Street west of Riverside Drive and along Riverside south of Canal Street. The promoter, Atlantic Center for the Arts, is expecting around 48 thousand visitors to 240 artists. For more information, see their website, imagesartfestival.org.