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.
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).
For the second timeprior, we have been accepted into the Delray Affair. It will next be held on April 3rd through 5th, 2020. On Friday and Saturday, it will run from 10 am to 6 pm and will be from 10 to 5 on Sunday. It will again be along Atlantic Avenue downtown from around Swinton Avenue east to the Intercoastal Waterway. Besides having up to 600 artists, there will also be live music and other items on display. For more information (as it becomes available) go to their website, delrayaffair.com.
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We have been invited to this festival for the first time. It will be put on by the same local artistartist who put on the Boca Grande Invitational Art Festivalannounced in June (which reminded us why intelligent artists in Florida stop participating in art festivals after the first weekend in May – it is hot, and people tend to stay inside with the air conditioner (and their wallets)).
This festival will be held on Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1 – Thanksgiving weekend. (For what it’s worth, Nancy & my anniversary falls on Thanksgiving this year). There will only be sixty artists on the grounds of Englewood Bank & Trust, 1111 S. McCall Road in Englewood. Hopefully, you can find more information on their Facebook page @EnglewoodArtFestival as it becomes available.
We have been accepted into this art festival for the fourth timeprevious. This time the festival, which will be Saturday, October 19, from 9 am to 5 pm, and from 10 to 4 on Sunday, will be held at Space Coast Daily Park at 6091 Stadium Parkway in Viera, Florida (32940). This is a new 30-acre outdoor event and entertainment venue for Brevard County.
In addition to the 90 artists, they will have live art & music performances, a food court, kids entertainment, and a student art show. You can find more information on their website, Space Coast Art Festival, as it becomes available. They are expecting only 14 thousand visitors this year, but we are still looking forward to a good festival.
For what it’s worth, the people putting on this show have been scrambling since the City of Cocoa Beach wrongly started messing with them five years ago. Last year we had the opportunity to work with their new competition, the Cocoa Beach Art Show. Dealing with the lady in charge was not exactly a pleasure; she claimed to have well over ten years of experience in running a five-year-old festival and still didn’t understand her own festival rules as they were written (she made us take down Nancy’s hand-made notecardssample because notecards were mentioned as an example in a rule prohibiting mass-produced merchandise).
Now that Space Coast has a stable new venue and time, I fully expect them to return to to the highest level, as established by over fifty years of greatness (as indicated above, we haven’t been there all of those fifty years).
Yes, it’s already time to start thinking of the next art festival season. Last year’s Lutz Arts & Crafts Festivalannounced was our 100th festivalblog and Nancy received an awardblog. So what can we expect this year? If you are north of Tampa in early December, come see for yourself!
Put on by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club, this 40th annual event will be held again at Keystone Preparatory High School (18105 Gunn Highway in Odessa) on Saturday, December 7, from 10 am to 5 pm and from 10 to 4 on Sunday. They are expecting about 250 artists. Some will be indoor, but we will be outside, as always. Admission is free but there is a five-dollar parking fee. For more information, see gfwclutzlandolakeswomansclub.org/annual-lutz-arts-crafts-festival/.
Well, it’s not over until it’s over, as they say. Normally our season ends in Fernandina Beach the first weekend in May at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival (as announced), but Nancy was just accepted into the 8th annual running of this festival on Friday, June 7, from 10 am past 6 pm, and Saturday from 10 to 4 in downtown Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island on the Gulf of Mexico.
This is our first time in this festival and although intrigued, we don’t yet know much about it. There will be 60 artist displaying as part of the Tarpon Festival, which coincides with the “World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament”. You might check out their Facebook page. See you there!