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).