ArtiGras Is This Weekend

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”.

We Will Be Back In Winter Haven In Mid-March

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.

We’ll Be Back In Bartow The Beginning Of March

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.

We Will Be In Lake Wales Arts Festival In Late February

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.

Images: This Weekend’s Art Festival In New Smyrna Beach

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.

21st Annual Artfest In The Pines Is 2nd Weekend Of March

We will be returning to the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines.

The hours will be 10 am to 5 pm both Saturday, March 9th and Sunday. Besides the artists, there will be entertainment, food, art demonstrations, a farmers’ market, student art competition, and more. For more information, visit their website (www.ppines.com/1240/ArtFest-in-the-Pines.

Nancy is even hoping to do better with the judges this yearblog.

We Will Be At Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 to 4 pm, we will be in Cedar Key again, along with about 120 other artists expecting 18,000 visitors. The festival will again be along historic 2nd Street.  This is our second time at this event; we were in this festival two years ago for their 53rd Annual event blog.


You can get more information at their website (www.cedarkeyartsfestival.com).