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St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

May 2nd, 2014 11:10 AM by Karyn Smith

A NEW art festival experience... "where the artistic process comes alive before your eyes"

That's what sets the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts apart from other art festivals.  It’s alive for you to participate in or to observe the creative process first-hand.  You, and visitors of all ages, will find an arts environment where selected fine-artists demonstrate the creative process at arts-education venues located throughout the festival.

And as you stroll the festival route, you’ll take-in the works of accomplished artists along with thoughtful music from acoustical musicians. Add good food and beverages, and who could ask for more. Yet, there’s the festival setting in downtown Historic Sanford where tree-lined, brick-paved streets and historic buildings provide a scenic backdrop for the new art festival experience that awaits your pleasure.

There will be multiple acoustic live music venues at the festival to add a pleasant backdrop to the visual arts displayed throughout.  Don't forget to visit the incredible Culinary Arts Court for a snack you will not soon forget.

Culinary Pleasures at the Culinary Arts Court

From appetizers to desserts, the festival is also a celebration of the culinary arts!

At the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts, the artistic process doesn’t just end with visual art demonstrations. As you feast your eyes on incredible art, don’t forget about your taste buds! 

The Culinary Arts Court will feature a host of delicious recipes for our festival guests. Treat yourself to a variety of handcrafted and fresh international dishes inspired by different cultures. Relax and enjoy a refreshing beverage.

This event is fun for all ages and will inspire creativity, learning and nutritional wellness.

“Art in Action” – Try hands-on demonstrations with the artists!

Add to your ART collection! Stroll our historic downtown and see beautiful paintings, pottery, sculpture, woodworking, photography, jewelry, blown glass and more.

Relax – Sit, relax and enjoy fresh, gourmet treats at the Culinary Arts Court.

Live Music - Enjoy a variety of live acoustic music.

Go to the event's Facebook page and bid on the original framed poster art by Beatrice Athanas.


Historic Downtown Sanford

Saturday, May 3 10am – 6pm

Sunday, May 4 10am – 5pm

Downtown Historic Sanford, established in 1877.  Located within walking distance of historic homes, museums, art galleries, restaurants and the Sanford River Walk along the shores of Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River.

For more information, visit www.stjohnsriverartfest.com

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Posted by Karyn Smith on May 2nd, 2014 11:10 AM


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