We have been accepted into this art festival for the fourth timeprevious. This time the festival, which will be Saturday, October 19, from 9 am to 5 pm, and from 10 to 4 on Sunday, will be held at Space Coast Daily Park at 6091 Stadium Parkway in Viera, Florida (32940). This is a new 30-acre outdoor event and entertainment venue for Brevard County.
In addition to the 90 artists, they will have live art & music performances, a food court, kids entertainment, and a student art show. You can find more information on their website, Space Coast Art Festival, as it becomes available. They are expecting only 14 thousand visitors this year, but we are still looking forward to a good festival.
For what it’s worth, the people putting on this show have been scrambling since the City of Cocoa Beach wrongly started messing with them five years ago. Last year we had the opportunity to work with their new competition, the Cocoa Beach Art Show. Dealing with the lady in charge was not exactly a pleasure; she claimed to have well over ten years of experience in running a five-year-old festival and still didn’t understand her own festival rules as they were written (she made us take down Nancy’s hand-made notecardssample because notecards were mentioned as an example in a rule prohibiting mass-produced merchandise).
Now that Space Coast has a stable new venue and time, I fully expect them to return to to the highest level, as established by over fifty years of greatness (as indicated above, we haven’t been there all of those fifty years).
This will be our fifth consecutive time participating in this eventprevious. It is free to the public and will be open from 9 am to 5 pm both Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday. They are expecting 49 thousand visitors to 250 artists around a lake in Wickham Park. Other activities include a 5k run, KidsWorld, children’s workshops, and continuous live entertainment. You can go to their website (www.melbournearts.org) for more information.
Although we’ve had our booth on Francis Field beforeprior, this is our first time at the Lions Seafood Festival. The Lions Club is expecting 22 thousand visitors to one hundred artists. The hours for the art festival are 3 pm to 7:30 on Friday, March 22, 10 am to 7:30 on Saturday, and as shown below on Sunday. There is an entrance fee. For more information, go to lionsfestival.com.
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.
This will be our fourth consecutive time participating in this event. It is free to the public and will be open from 9 am to 5 pm both Saturday, April 28th, and Sunday. Once again, they are expecting 45 thousand visitors to 250 artists around the back lake. Other activities include a 5k run, KidsWorld, children’s workshops, and continuous live entertainment. Although not yet complete, you can go to their website (www.melbournearts.org) for more information.
This is our first time at this festival. We will be on Robinson Street on the north side of Lake Eola. This will be the 29th time the Fiesta in the Park Committee of the Orlando Community & Youth Trust has put on this festival. They are expecting 175 thousand visitors to 200 artists. It will be open from 10 am to 5 pm both Saturday, April 7th, and Sunday. They are also supposed to have a Kids Zone and other entertainment. They may have more information later on their website, www.fiestainthepark.com.
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.