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 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.

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).

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).

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”.

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.

20th Annual Fest In The Pines Is Weekend Of March 10th

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.