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Information compiled and written by Nathan Wertheimer
It is time for fine art, Florida, and family fun, at the 45th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival being held on the weekend of October 12 & 13, 2019, from 9am – 5pm. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce sponsors this art festival. This community-oriented sidewalk shows presents quality visual art and live entertainment for the whole family can enjoy. The festival is held in beautiful Central Park located along historic Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park. There is free admission for all. Rain or shine this event goes on.
It is short drive from Downtown Orlando to Central Park in Downtown Winter Park. The address is 251 South Park Avenue, Winter Park 32789. Check your GPS for the best route there. There is ample parking available around surrounding streets, municipal lots, and parking garages. It is advised to arrive early for the best parking of the day. Please be patient if driving around for a parking space. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic maybe heavy at peak times.
The main attraction is the fine arts. There will be 185 artists exhibiting their work in Central Park and along Park Avenue. One will be available to see a variety of art. These art mediums include ceramics, digital art, drawing and graphics, fine crafts, jewelry, mixed media – 2D & 3D, painting, photography, sculpture, and fiber.
Beside art, there will be other entertainment on the main stage. Here is the schedule as follows:
Saturday, October 12
Guest MC: TBD
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Maitland Middle School Jazz Ensemble
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM WPHS Jazz Ensemble
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM Mike Petrovich
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Mike Petrovich Trio
2PM – 3PM UCF Flying Horse Jazz Ensemble
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM David Julia
Sunday, October 13
Guest MC: Kayonne Riley, WUCF Radio
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Nicholas Roberts
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Casey Picou
12PM – 1:15 PM Ukiah
1:15 PM – 1:50 PM Lauren Lester
2:00 PM – 3:20 PM Sean Holcomb
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM The Buzzcatz
If you bring your kids to this festival, there will be children’s art activities to keep them busy while having fun. The workshops for kids are being held from 10am – 4pm on both days of the festival.
Looking of festival merchandise? They have you covered. While browsing the festival look for a large tent selling a variety of merchandise. They will be selling festival posters, note cards, t-shirts, and much more.
There will be a variety of food vendors throughout the festival. The Beer Garden with $5 drinks is located near the main stage. What visitors will find on the food menu are burgers, chicken, salads, BBQ, fish, and much more. Prices on food and drinks depend on what you order. Prices ranges on food are from $3 – $15. Plus, there will a variety of Park Avenue Restaurants open for business too.
Most Park Avenue merchants will be holding a sidewalk sale showing their exclusive offers during this festival weekend. Shoppers will find fashion, books, specialty stores, and much more.
Come on down and enjoy this wonderful art festival. For more information on this festival please visit www.winterpark.org/autumn-art-festival .
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