Winter Park Autumn Art Festival

Oct. 12 & 13, 9 am - 5 pm

An artshow featuring Florida artists, theirs works, live entertainment, vendors, and workshops for children. This event is free!

Central Park in Downtown Winter Park
251 S. Park Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32789
(407) 644-8281
  • This year marks the 40th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival. The art festival is the only juried show that caters specifically to Florida artists, making it a truly local event. Visitors can browse through displays of independent art, let kids partcipate in free art activities, and enjoy live entertainment.

    Categories include ceramics, drawing & graphics, fiber, fine crafts, jewelry, painting, photography, and sculpture. Mark Forman and Lisa Konikow will be the festival judges. Mark is a seasoned artist from Boca Raton, and Lisa is the art director for Ford Arts, Beats & Eats, an annual celebration of artists, musicians and chefs in Detroit.

    There will be two workshops available to children ages 5 and up both days of the art festival, from 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday, and from 11 am - 4 pm on Sunday. One workshop will be led by 3-D instructor Paula Davis, who will offer a clay project of a hand built owl that holds little treasures. In the second workshop, 2-D instructor Patricia Byron will show kids how to create a fall scarecrow, using oil pastels, colored markers and pencils.

    Merchandise including t-shirts, tote bags, note cards and posters will be available for purchase at the event, and at the Winter Park Welcome Center year-round following the event. This year's poster features the Winter Park's Veteran's Fountain. A portion of the proceeds from these posters will go to Central Florida Veteran's Memorial Park Foundation, and help to create a memorial park near Lake Nona's VA Hospital.

    ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

    Saturday, October 12
    9 am / King & Company
    10 am / Gift For Music Chamber Orchestra
    11 am / The Bahia DixieLanders
    12 pm / Heather Lee and Jordan Wynn
    1 pm / Working Class Band
    2 pm / Jubal's Kin
    3 pm / The Redcoats

    Sunday, October 13
    9:10 am / Bailey Callahan
    9:55 am / Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony groups
    10:55 am / Classern String Quartet
    11:45 am / Rodeo Rhythm Kings
    1 pm / Rock This Town
    2 pm / The Winter Park Playhouse
    3 pm / The Sh-Booms

    Park Avenue will be closed to automobile traffic during the festival.  There will be plenty of parking available on surrounding streets, with handicap spaces available in municipal lots throughout downtown, as well as in the SunTrust and Canton Avenue garages.

    Cyclists will be able to have their bikes parked in a secure valet lot in the median of Morse Boulevard, west of the railroad tracks.

    The 40th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival will be held in Central Park in Downtown Winter Park.

    Please remember, pets are not allowed in Central Park.

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