We were in their inaugural event last yearblog. It will again be at The Avenue Viera in Melbourne.
On both Saturday, January 19, 2019 and Sunday it should be open from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information as it becomes available, go to www.VieraArts.com.
This will be our third time participating in this festival (our first time was 2014). We were supposed to participate last winter but Nancy herniated a discblog. The Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival will be on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 & Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm on both days. Put on by the Rotary Club of Cape Coral since 1985, it will again be along Cape Coral Parkway. Admission is free. They are expecting over 100,000 visitors to 300 artists. For more information about this 34th annual festival, go to www.capecoralfestival.com.
Although this will be our first appearance, it is actually the second time we have been accepted into this festivalannounced (we missed out last year because of van problemsblog). Put on by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club, this 39th annual event will be held at Keystone Preparatory High School (18105 Gunn Highway in Odessa) on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 am to 5 pm and from 10 to 4 on Sunday. They are expecting about 25 thousand visitors to 275 artists. Admission is free but there is a five dollar parking fee. For more information, see gfwclutzlandolakeswomansclub.org/annual-lutz-arts-crafts-festival/.
Our third time participating in this event, put on by the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, starts at 10 am on Saturday, November 3rd. It will run for seven hours that day and for the same hours (10 am to 5 pm) on Sunday. For this 55th running of the event, they are expecting around 30,000 visitors to about 220 artists. Additionally, the Children’s Tent will provide an interactive art experience. The festival is free to the public. It will again be at Highlander Park on the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Pinehurst Road (1143 Michigan Ave). For more information about the festival, see www.jlcd.org/art-harvest.
We have applied to this festival every year starting in 2013. If everything goes right, this will be our first appearance (we were accepted in 2016blog, but it was canceled by Hurricane Matthew at the last minute).
The 45th Annual Autumn Art Festival will be Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. It will again be in Central Park along Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park. Admission is free to the public. Besides about 180,000 visitors to 185 artists, there will also be live entertainment and other participatory events. For more information (as it becomes available), go to their website (winterpark.org/autumn-art-festival).
It will be five years since we last exhibited in Cocoa Beachblog. Then, like now, it was Thanksgiving weekend along Minuteman Causeway. The organization that put it on then (and the 49 years before that) was forced to move on to continue growing and now exhibits in Cape Canaveralblog.
The 2018 Cocoa Beach Art Show & Music Fest will be free to the public and open Saturday, November 24th and Sunday between 9 am and 5 pm. The music actually starts Friday at 5:30 pm and continues until 11 pm all three nights. There will also be the 5k Turkey Trot Saturday morning and food throughout the weekend. For more information, go to their website at www.cocoabeachartshow.com.
Since we last participated in this art festival (in 2014blog), they moved the dates back over a month and did away with Friday and nighttime hours. It is still around Lake Lily. It will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018, and will close one hour earlier on Sunday. There will also be live entertainment. They are expecting around ten thousand visitors to about 150 artists. It is still free to the public. For more information, see their website (42nd Maitland Rotary Art Festival).