Fine Arts Festival Of Manatee County Starts Feb 22

This will be our first appearance at this festival. The 19th Annual event, put on by ArtCenter Manatee, will be in Riverwalk Parkfeatures on the Manatee River in downtown Bradenton from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2020 and from 9 to 4 on Sunday.


Besides over 5,000 visitors to one hundred artists, there should be demos, entertainment, and food. It is free to the public. If you are in the neighborhood, come join us. For more information, you can try their festival webpage, but right now it caters more to artists.

We'll Be Back In Englewood This Month

We have been invited back to Englewood for the 33rd Annual Englewood Bank & Trust Invitational Art Festival the weekend of January 25th. This festival will be put on by the same local artistartist who put on the festival here December 1stannounced.

This festival will be open both Saturday, January 25, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. There will only be sixty artists on the grounds at 1111 S. McCall Road in Englewood. Hopefully, you can find more information on their Facebook page @EnglewoodArtFestival as it becomes available.

We’ll Be At Artfest In The Pines mid-March

This 22nd annual art festival will be held at the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines from 10 am to 5 pm on both Saturday, March 14, and Sunday.


Besides more than a hundred artists, there will be pop-up art, entertainment, food, art demonstrations, student art competition, and more for the expected five thousand visitors. For more information, visit their website (www.ppines.com/1240/ArtFest-in-the-Pines).

This will be our fourth time at this festival. Last year Nancy received First Place in Photographyannounced, but did much worseblog the year before. Come on out and see what happens this time.

Suncoast Arts Fest Is The Weekend Of January 18

We have been accepted into this 15th annual art festival, which will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020, and 11 to 6 on Sunday. It will be at The Shops at Wiregrass (28211 Paseo Drive), at the northeast corner of FL-56 and Bruce B Downs Blvd, 2.4 miles east of I-75 Exit 275 in Wesley Chapel.


The promoters, Fine Arts of the Suncoast, are expecting between 80,000 and 100,000 visitors to over 130 artists. There will also be live entertainment and free activities for kids. Admission is free. For more information, as it becomes available, you can try suncoastartsfest.com.

We were in this festival for the first time in 2016blog. We were scheduled to participate in 2018, but Nancy had back problemsannounced.

Delray Is Out, Cedar Key Is In

Back in September, we announcedblog that we were accepted into the Delray Affair the first weekend of next April. The promoters had moved the festival dates earlier to avoid Easter. Because of circumstances beyond their control, the promoters of Cedar Key then moved the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts later to the same weekend. These are both great festivals, but because we received an award from Cedar Keyannounced, we were automatically invited to return – an offer we could not refuse.

So on Saturday, April 4, 2020, from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 to 4 pm, we will be in Cedar Key. They are expecting 18,000 visitors. The festival will again be along historic 2nd Street.  This is our third time at this event.


Besides the 120 artists, there will also be artist demonstrations, children’s activities, and seafood & homemade goodies. For more information as it becomes available, check out their website (www.cedarkeyartsfestival.com).

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As I mentioned in an earlier postblog, “we talk constantly to visitors about Nancy’s work, as well as photography in general and wildlife, and other related topics – her forty years as a teacher are clearly evident. And yet we were not prepared for a demonstration and did not volunteer. The truth is I have no idea how to demonstrate what we do. If you have any ideas about this, like what you would like to see demonstrated, I’d like to hear them.“.

That offer still stands.

 

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For their picture of Nancy, go to Past Festivals (on their vertical menu) ⇒ 2019, or for the larger version, go to their Photo & Video Gallery.  It will be the ninth photo in the slideshow (or sixth little circle from the right).

We Will Return To Temple Terrace

The 46th Annual Temple Terrace Arts & Crafts Festival, run by the Temple Terrace Arts Council, will be from 10 am to 4 pm both Saturday, November 9th and Sunday. It will be at Woodmont Park, 407 Woodmont Avenue.


They are expecting about 6,000 visitors to 150 artists. They will have free admission, free parking, and in addition to the art, there will be quality entertainment. For more information, check out their website (www.templeterraceartscouncil.org).

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The last time we entered this festivalannounced in 2013, it was called the Temple Terrace Community Arts Festival and was held at Riverhills Park.

A Different Kind Of Art Show In Eau Gallie?

We have been accepted into the Artworks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival the weekend before Thanksgiving along Highland Avenue north of West Eau Gallie Boulevard in Melbourne.  The festival will be open from 10 am to 5 pm both Saturday, November 23, and Sunday.  It is a small festival; they are expecting around ten thousand visitors to eighty artists.


The Artworks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival was conceived in 1996 with the idea of artists demonstrating “how they do what they do”. Although giving a demonstration is not an artist requirement, they encourage the artists to do so and award prizes for good demonstrations. In our booth at every festival, we talk constantly to visitors about Nancy’s work, as well as photography in general and wildlife, and other related topics – her forty years as a teacher are clearly evident. And yet we were not prepared for a demonstration and did not volunteer. The truth is I have no idea how to demonstrate what we do. If you have any ideas about this, like what you would like to see demonstrated, I’d like to hear them.

Besides the artists and the demonstrations, there will be live entertainment. More information will be on their website (artworksofeaugallie.org).