Winter Haven’s New Virtual Art Festival

Since being forced to cancel their 42nd annual art festival,announced the Ridge Art Association has decided to have a virtual Central Park Art Festival this (same) weekend. You can check it out at their virtual art festival site.  Anyone who would like to order something while visiting this virtual art festival will save 10% if they use the coupon code they find on that site.  More information on that and other possible discounts can be found on our festival page.

Art Festival In Winter Haven Starts March 21st

The 42nd Annual Victor Smith Law Group Central Park Art Festival will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, March 21st, and on Sunday from 10 to 4. This will be our seventh appearance since 2013previous. Central Park takes up three blocks between West 4th and 5th Streets and between North Avenue B and South Avenue A.


They are expecting up to 25,000 guests this year to more than 90 artists. You can check out their website (ridgeart.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&item_id=1079472) as more information becomes avialable.

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 an 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.

Picture Of Nancy Was In The Lakeland Ledger

Picture of Nancy in Lakeland Ledger newspaper
Picture in the Sunday, March 18, 2018 edition of the Lakeland Ledger (Page A6).

For what it’s worth, here’s a picture of Nancy at work at the Winter Haven Central Park Art Festival last March. You can read the whole article (which has even more information than the print version) at www.theledger.com/news/20180317/sunshine-artists-draw-crowds-to-40th-annual-central-park-festival-in-winter-haven or by clicking on the picture above.

We Will Be In Winter Haven The Weekend Of March 17th

This will be our fifth time at the Central Park Art Festival, sponsored by the Victor Smith Law Group and put on by the Ridge Art Association. On Saturday, the hours are 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday’s hours will be 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.

It should still be free to the public. They are expecting around 23,000 guests this year to more than 90 artists. It doesn’t look like they’ve gotten the festival website up and going yet. Stay tuned.

Nancy Received An Honorable Mention At Winter Haven

At Ridge Art Association‘s Central Park Art Festival in Winter Haven the weekend of March 19th, Nancy received an Honorable Mention. I’m having trouble confirming it, but I think she was the only photographer to win an award at this festival.

Art Festival in Winter Haven March 15th & 16th

We will be in the 36th Annual TD Bank Central Park Art Festival in Winter Haven the weekend of the Ides of March (there’s even a full moon that weekend).  The festival is free to the public.  On Saturday, the hours are 10 am to 5 pm and it will be open 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.  We will be one of over 90 exhibitors and the promoters, Ridge Art Association, is expecting 20,000 visitors.  You can check out the festival web site, http://centralparkartfestival.com/, but right now it doesn’t have much more information.  This is our second year at this festival.