Winter Park Autumn Art Festival
Oct. 12 & 13, 9 am - 5 pm
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.
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.