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”.
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.
Our third time participating in this event, put on by the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, starts at 10 am on Saturday, November 3rd. It will run for seven hours that day and for the same hours (10 am to 5 pm) on Sunday. For this 55th running of the event, they are expecting around 30,000 visitors to about 220 artists. Additionally, the Children’s Tent will provide an interactive art experience. The festival is free to the public. It will again be at Highlander Park on the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Pinehurst Road (1143 Michigan Ave). For more information about the festival, see www.jlcd.org/art-harvest.
We were at last year’s inaugural event, and although new festivals are risky for artists, we were very happy. Was it beginner’s luck or do the promoters, the Greater Tamarac Chamber of Commerce and the City of Tamarac know what they’re doing? Come to the festival, north of the Tamarac Community Center, between 10 am and 4 pm, Saturday (April Fools’ Day) or Sunday, April 2, 2017 and find out with us. They are expecting three thousand visitors and will have more exhibitors than last year. There will also be live entertainment, a children’s area, a robotics exhibition, and more (meaning food). There is more information on their webpage.