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).
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”.
Last updated on March 8th, 2019 at 09:03 am
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.
Last updated on January 14th, 2019 at 05:16 pm
We were in a predecessor of this event, also put on by the Pembroke Pines Recreation and Cultural Arts Department on the exact same dates in 2012blog. This one is also free to the public and is open from 10 am to 5 pm both days. This time it will be at the Charles F. Dodge City Center, which was just opened last May. They are expecting around 5,000 visitors to over a hundred artists. There will also be entertainment, live demonstrations, a student art competition, a farmers market, a kids art zone, and more. For more information, check out their website at www.ppines.com/1240/ArtFest-in-the-Pines.
Last updated on February 8th, 2018 at 10:22 pm
We have been accepted into this festival for the fifth consecutive year (after spending more time on their waiting list). The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce will be holding this 33rdart festival on Saturday, February 17th through Monday, February 19, 2018 at Abacoa in Jupiter. They are expecting around 85 thousand visitors to 300 artists during this three-day event. Some of the artists will be giving demonstrations and there will be entertainment and food. There is an entrance fee of $13 (discounts are available). The hours are 10 am to 6 pm the first two days and they close an hour earlier on Monday. You can check out www.artigras.org for more information.
Last updated on February 6th, 2017 at 06:18 pm
We have been accepted into this festival for our fourth consecutive year (after being on the waiting list for three months). The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce will be holding this art festival on Saturday, February 18th through Monday, February 20, 2017 at Abacoa in Jupiter. They are expecting around 85 thousand visitors to 300 artists during this three-day event. Some of the artists will be giving demonstrations and there will be entertainment and food. There is an entrance fee. The hours are 10 am to 6 pm the first two days and they close an hour earlier on Monday. You can check out www.artigras.org for more information.