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By Bridgette Waldau

Showcasing T he Arts


Art Festivals in the Heartland

ach year, in the Heartland area, a season of fine art festivals kicks off and runs through the end of Spring. Attending an art festival should be on your to-do list, especially if you haven’t experienced the fun of an art festival. Celebration is at the core experience of an outdoor art festival and it is also an opportunity to get a true taste of the city where the event is held. Fortunate for us, the Heartland area is host to many art festivals. Art festivals bring in a variety of national and Florida artists, who set up their own private tent galleries, selling their work. Art medium ranges from painting, photography, sculptures, jewelry and mixed media. Many of the fine art festivals also now bring in craft artisans who create beautiful original pieces of art. It is not only a great opportunity to purchase original fine art but to also meet and talk to the artists. You may also see artists demonstrating their talents during the festival. Also becoming quite popular at art festivals is street painting. Talented artists do chalk paintings on site during the festival. It is a wonderful experience to watch the artists create massive works of arts on the street. Some art festivals also have juried art competitions, not only with the main artists but also provide a competition venue for local amateur artists and student artists. Usually art festivals will provide a children’s art activity area where students can participate in art projects at the festival. Music, games and food also play a role at art festivals. Art festivals can take place in one day or last for several days. Every local resident and visitors should join in festivals throughout the Heartland area. Whether its arts, music or food you love, there is something for everyone. Heartland LIVING will be listing all art festivals in the Heartland area. Please check the calendar of events in this publication and future issues of Heartland LIVING.¢

Heartland LIVING

October November 2014


Heartland Living Oct-Nov Issue 2014  
Heartland Living Oct-Nov Issue 2014  

Heartland Living is published bi-monthly by Heartland Publications & Marketing. Serving the Heartland of Florida - Sebring, FL - we highligh...