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November 2-3

This popular event, which began 56 years ago as a small arts gathering, has evolved into a highly respected juried show of high-quality art with balanced media involving over 200 artists. Held on the first weekend in November at Highlander Park in Dunedin, Florida, this event continues to grow year after year. Over 30,000 people of all ages attend this event annually, and there’s something for everyone. While adults browse the artists’ booths, a Children’s Pavilion provides an interactive art experience for children with arts and crafts projects related to the show’s theme. As the largest autumn art show in the Tampa Bay area, artists and patrons of the arts have found this event to be an enjoyable and successful weekend affair. Our community partners that provide sponsorship dollars every year make this event a huge success.

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November 8-9

Buy fine art from over 135 artists awarded entry by jury 
Watch live art as it is made 
Enjoy live entertainment continuously during the entire weekend 
Student Art from Orange and Seminole County Public Schools 
Enjoy delicious food from our vendors 
Beer and wine served with a friendly smile with all proceeds benefiting the Rotary Club of Maitland Foundation
Kidz Art

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November 16-17

North Florida’s art scene swings into high gear on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the highly acclaimed 38th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show. The streets of historic downtown Gainesville, Florida from City Hall to the Hippodrome State Theatre will be transformed into a celebration of art and creativity complete with live music, performing arts, and a spectacular array of food. More than 80,000 art lovers will fill the streets to enjoy and purchase one-of-a-kind artwork.

The festival features 240 local and national artists displaying original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, unique sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography. Children can create their own art at the Imagination Station, a free hands-on art activity area including sidewalk-chalk drawing, painting, mask design, puppet creation, clay sculpting and interactive entertainment. Music lovers can enjoy continuous live entertainment on four stages by local bands, solo musicians, and dance companies.

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Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

Mark your calendars for the St. Augustine Festival of Art (54th Annual) November 30 & December 1, 2019 – The St. Augustine Art Association, with the support of many community volunteers, has been hosting the annual St. Augustine Festival of Art for over five decades.

  • DISCOVER & SHOP thousands of original works of fine art for sale, from paintings and pottery to handbags, jewelry, sculpture, woodworks, glass and other one-of-a-kind creations.

  • ENJOY live music produced by the Gamble Rogers Folk Music Festival, cultural displays, artist demos, food trucks, beers and wines, and the popular downtown Nights of Lights!

  • PLAY Hands-on activities at the Hyundai Kids Art Zone and prize drawings for the whole family make the St. Augustine Festival of Art a fun start to the holiday season!

  • SUPPORT This two-day event benefits the programs of the St. Augustine Art Association (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization), while animating the art scene and boosting the local economy.

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Dec. 7&8

Market Days is one of the Southeast’s largest and best-juried arts and crafts shows, featuring the unique, handmade creations of over 300 artists and top-quality artisans and craftspeople.  Filling six of the large fairgrounds’ buildings, as well as outdoor plazas and medians, Market Days offers a wonderful array of works in various price ranges, from breathtaking fine art to charming stocking stuffers. The works include fine arts, ceramics, country furniture, stained glass, woodwork, glasswork, dolls, clocks, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, metalwork, clothing, photography and calligraphy. The exceptional quality of the arts and crafts is ensured through a jury selection process in which hundreds of applications are submitted by artists and craftspeople from across the United States. In addition, Market Days serves up mouth-watering foods and refreshments. Held each year at the North Florida Fairgrounds, it also is a major fund-raiser for the Tallahassee Museum, the capital city’s oldest museum, promoting conservation of regional history, culture and wildlife for over 60 years. The 54th Annual Market Days event will be held on the first weekend of December––Saturday (10 am – 5 pm) and Sunday (10 am – 4 pm), December 7 and 8  – at the North Florida Fairgrounds, 441 Paul Russell Road in Tallahassee.

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