What a wonderful feeling when a community of art lovers unites to bring creativity and imagination to the world. As producers of some of the best art festivals in the U.S., we get to experience that feeling often enough. But this weekend, as we attend not one, not two, but THREE art festivals throughout South Florida, we’re reminded of how important it is for art lovers to join together.
According to the American Planning Association, community engagement encourages “relationship building through learning, action and the expression of needs and values.” Art festivals are just one way to bring communities together to build a stronger, more resilient bond. That’s why we pride ourselves in bringing these wonderful shows to your hometowns. Art not only brings people together, but it BUILDS people together! That’s just awesome.
This weekend, come celebrate community togetherness at the 27th Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Art Fest by the Sea. Produced by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and Howard Alan Events, this show is one of the most exciting premier shows of the year and a longstanding tradition for the Juno Beach community. Here are some of the highlights you can expect to find as you stroll down, from Marcinski Road in Jupiter to Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach:
Enjoy the art of some 300 artists from all over the country as they share their talents and techniques with patrons. There is something for everyone at this year’s show: through seasoned painters like Christine Lyons, incredible jewelers Dana Shirley and Valerie Thomas, and innovative photographers like Evan Reinheimer, you’ll be excited to learn about what makes each person’s art so special. What’s more, you’ll find a variety of art disciplines represented, ranging in prices to suit everyone’s budget. So no matter how much or how little you can spend, you can always take something home.
Check out artwork from the Northern Palm Beach County Youth Art Competition, which takes place prior to the festival. The pieces will be displayed at the chamber’s merchandise booth, where you can also find a variety of souvenirs from this year’s Art Fest by the Sea available for purchase, including this year’s beautiful poster for the show!
The Featured Art Giveaway for this year’s Art Fest by the Sea features the work of Palm Beach Gardens resident and participating artist Sarah LaPierre. The prize, an original 12” x 48” painting on canvas titled “Palm Shore” is valued at $500 and will be on display at her booth. As always, no purchase is necessary but you must be present to enter the giveaway. Stop by Sarah’s booth to enter and learn more about her art and technique. To see more of her work, visit her website.
Cadillac, presenting sponsor of the festival, invites visitors to stop by their 2015 Model Display for another giveaway! Register at the Cadillac display, located at the south end of the show, for your chance to win a limited edition Giclée of the painting “Loxahatchee River Series III” by Jupiter artist April Davis. The piece is valued at $500 and no purchase will be necessary to enter the giveaway. Visit the Cadillac booth for more details!
Help maintain the “unity” in “community” at the 27th Annual Art Fest by the Sea this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Stay tuned to our Facebook for the latest on the festival and participating artists.